Important COVID-19 Update
We know that the countless impacts of COVID-19 are affecting all of our UHCL Students in many ways. Counseling Services is committed to providing services in the best interest of your emotional and mental health needs and continued personal growth during this very challenging time.
We continue to offer all of our services remotely in a confidential virtual format Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As the campus reopening progresses, limited in-person therapy sessions may be offered by appointment only, dependent upon current campus protocols. If you require an in-person session to utilize our services, please call 281-283-2580.
If you are in need of additional support services, or have questions or concerns not related to Counseling Services, please contact the Dean of Students Office.
For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.
Mental Health Services
UHCL Counseling Services offers free and confidential therapy to currently enrolled UHCL students. At this time, all services are securely provided through Zoom save for exceptional clinical circumstance or as part of an ADA-approved accommodation. If you need a private, confidential space from which to do your Zoom sessions, speak with our staff about available options. To schedule an appointment, please call the front desk at (281) 283-2580.
Virtual Outreach Series
The following programs are open to any UHCL student, you do not need to be a client. The frequency of these programs may change depending on level of utilization by students so please check back here and on the UHCL Counseling Services Facebook page for updates.
Outreach Series Schedule
|Skills||Mondays from 2:00-3:00 p.m.||Skills Zoom Link|
|Relaxation||Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m.-Noon||Relaxation Zoom Link|
|Mindfulness||Wednesdays from 3:00-3:30 p.m.||Mindfulness Zoom Link|
|Mindfulness||Thursdays from 9:00-9:30 a.m.||Mindfulness Zoom Link|
|Relaxation||Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m.||Relaxation Zoom Link|
|Skills||Fridays from 11:00 a.m.-Noon||Skills Zoom Link|
Emotional-Support Help Line: 1-866-342-6892
Free access to specially trained mental health specialists to provide support to people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19. This helpline is provided by Optum and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Better Help: www.betterhelp.com
Professional online counselors available 24/7, private and affordable.
Therapy Assistance Online: Mindfulness Exercises
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak TAO is making mindfulness exercises available online to those in need through this difficult time.
Connect • Empower • Thrive
University of Houston-Clear Lake Counseling Services is here to help students fulfill their goals by:
- Fostering connections with and among members of the university community.
- Facilitating the discovery and realization of power in their strengths.
- Developing the ability to address emotional and psychological challenges.
Any currently enrolled student is eligible to receive counseling services, and most services are free of charge. All faculty and staff are eligible for a consultation session and referral for continued services. Services are strictly confidential.
Diversity and Accommodations
Counseling Services affirms the unique identities of our students, including gender, age, race, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, romantic orientation, religion, gender identity, or different physical or mental ability. In keeping with this commitment, any student who requires a special accommodation to utilize our services should contact our office ahead of time so that the accommodations can be made.
UHCL Counseling Services is accredited by The International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.