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 are currently offering all services remotely Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please call 281-283-2580 and press 2 to speak with a mental health counselor.
If you are in need of additional support services, 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.
For existing clients, we are still offering individual/couples therapy appointments, psychiatry follow-ups, and case management sessions by Zoom, a HIPAA compliant videoconferencing system. Please call our office for an appointment. For new clients, please call us at 281-283-2580 and we will triage you by phone to determine the most appropriate treatment option.
Tips for Managing Distress Related to Coronavirus
Virtual Outreach Series
The following new 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
Managing Stress During a Pandemic
RelaxationMonday through Friday: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Attend via Zoom
Sleep HygieneWednesdays: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Attend via Zoom
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.