Student Counseling Center
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Texas Tech Students
As the primary student mental health clinic on campus, the Student Counseling Center provides a safe environment for students to explore issues of concern, resolve psychological distress, and maximize their potential at Texas Tech University. We seek to offer the highest standard of care as we provide a wide range of different services for students. Check out the rest of our website to find out how we can help you!
Our Response to the Orlando Tragedy
At the Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center we are devastated by the recent violence directed toward our LGBT and LatinX brothers and sisters in Orlando. We join with thousands worldwide in condemning this senseless act of violence. We are heartbreakingly aware that those of us who identify as lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, agender, or queer are at risk for violence and persecution, with Orlando being only the most recent example of this. , In the strongest manner possible we decry the bias, bigotry, and hate that these individuals frequently encounter. We join with those who mourn the loss of life that occurred and offer our support to anybody that has been traumatized by experiencing or witnessing hate.
We are also aware that incidents like Orlando can have the unfortunate side effect of stoking anger, fear, and discrimination toward those of specific belief systems, and our thoughts are with the Muslim community as they grapple with the effects of Sunday's violence.
We encourage any who have experienced trauma connected to these events to seek social support and appropriate self-care as they begin the long healing process. We also remind the Texas Tech community that counseling services at the SCC are available to all students free of charge. In addition, listed below are more crisis resources that can be helpful to those impacted by Sunday's tragedy.
The Trevor Helpline – Suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ Youth
Trans Lifeline – Suicide prevention helpline for trans youth, staffed by trans individuals
Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting
Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx
Student Counseling Center Walk-In Clinic
No scheduled appointment necessary to initiate services! Walk-In to the SCC, fill out paperwork (this process takes about 30 minutes), and see a counselor for an initial intake for approximately another 30 minutes. For more details see the How To Get Started page.
Second floor of the Student Wellness Center
(on the corner of Flint Ave. & Main St.)
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Walk-In Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine
Are you having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis? Call the Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine at (806)742-5555
The Crisis HelpLine provides 24/7/365 assistance for students experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health crises, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence.
Student Counseling Center Statement on Diversity
At the Student Counseling Center, we celebrate and affirm the differences among people from all walks of life. We embrace a definition of diversity that includes ethnic/racial identity, sexual orientation, age, sex, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, gender identity, nationality, body shape/size and differences in physical ability. Our commitment to serve students and the campus community is built on the framework of our values as a multicultural agency that affirms the uniqueness and potential of individuals and that strives towards promoting social justice for all persons.
Student Counseling Center Staff provide services in accordance with the following Ethics Codes:
- The American Psychological Association
- The American Counseling Association
- The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- The National Association of Social Workers
Local Mental Health Authority:
StarCare of Lubbock
904 Ave. O
PO Box 2828
Lubbock, TX 79408-2828
Crisis Line: (806)740-1414