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!
Resources for living in a traumatic world
The world today can feel complex, overwhelming, and even scary. The current political climate has recently been characterized by anger, divisiveness, and a lack of mutual understanding, and many of our students have been directly impacted by recent political decisions in ways that have left them questioning the safety of themselves and those that they love. At the Student Counseling Center we raise our voices in speaking out against the violence, prejudice, and discrimination that we see in our society today. We also acknowledge that discrimination and prejudice do not always take the forms of overt violence, and we recognize that having to cope with more subtle microaggressions is a painful reality for too many in our diverse community. We seek to be seen as a safe place within the Texas Tech campus for anyone who feels marginalized, oppressed, or unsafe. We encourage any student who has been negatively impacted by oppression to consider speaking with one of our counselors during our Walk-In hours so that we can help.
Listed below are some resources that can be helpful in creating understanding, promoting healing, and fostering inclusivity.
- Self-Care in Times of Social Unrest
- Self-Care for people of color after emotional and psychological trauma
- 101 Ways to Take Care of Yourself when the World Feels Overwhelming
- Psychological Toll of Racism
- Psychological Impact of Traumatic News
- Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism
- How White People can be Allies
- Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
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
Updates About Our Services:
September 25th, 2017: We currently have a 7-10 day wait for individual therapy and couples
counseling services following initial intake/triage. Please consider utilizing the Family Therapy Clinic,
(806) 742-3074 to avoid this wait time.
Effective 10/1/17, a Missed Appointment Fee will be applied to clients' Student Business Services accounts following no-showed individual or couples counseling appointments. In order to avoid this charge, clients must contact the Student Counseling Center prior to the scheduled appointment times to cancel or reschedule appointments which they cannot keep. Appointment text reminders are a courtesy and may not be sent for every appointment. SCC clients are responsible for knowing their appointment times, regardless of whether they receive text reminders.
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