Student Health and Wellness

Counseling Services

Counseling Services


Mental Health Statistics

Online Mental Health Screening

Our Vision

To provide professional psychological services directed towards assisting students in realizing, developing, and reaching their personal potential in order that they might succeed in their occupational role of being a student, maximally benefit from the educational environment, and continue to succeed in life long task of their career development.

Counseling Services promote student growth in the areas of positive and realistic self-appraisal, intellectual development, appropriate personal and occupational choices, the ability to relate meaningfully and mutually with others, and the capacity to engage in a personally satisfying and effective lifestyle.

 

Student Health and Wellness Counseling Services and Tele-Mental Health Services (TMH)

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Health and Wellness, Counseling Service’s future is defined and driven by an unwavering commitment to our students, faculty, and the structures that will foster their success. Such a commitment is founded on the overarching principles of the institution’s vision, mission, values, and core goals.

Counseling Services offers a wide range of free and confidential personal, psychological, academic, and career services to currently enrolled students at the main campus, as well as in Weslaco, Harlingen, RELLIS, online, and at dual enrollment sites. In addition to individual and group counseling, we offer inclusive student-centered programming on topics relating to personal growth and development as well as crisis management and referral. Clinical assessment(s) and/or screening(s) may be administered by counseling services to optimize treatment planning. All counseling sessions are confidential to the full limits provided by the law; no information can be released within or outside the university without prior written client consent. There is no set limit or requirement to the number of sessions that one may attend. Consultation services may be provided to the TAMUK community staff and administrators regarding the mental health concerns of students.

Student Health and Wellness, Counseling Services offers both face-to-face and Tele-Mental Health counseling appointments.  Tele-Mental Health is delivered through the HIPAA secure platform ZOOM.

Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, Counseling appointments may be scheduled by calling:

  • Counseling Services, Reception Desk 361.593.5080
  • Student Health and Wellness Main Number - 361-593-3991

You may also call a Professional Counselor to schedule a counseling appointment:

  • Maria Kowalsky LPC - 361-593-3492
  • Synthia Garza LPC - 361-593-3421
  • Cory Martin LPC-Associate - 361-593-3397 
  • Raegan Sanchez LPC-Associate 361.593.4232                             

Eligibility to receive Tele-Mental Health services:

  • Currently enrolled in classes at TAMUK and Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy as well as Weslaco, Harlingen, RELLIS, online, and at dual enrollment sites.
  • The student must be in the state of Texas at the time of service delivery
  • Ability to connect to a meeting online through ZOOM
    • Access to the internet
    • Access to a confidential location

Confirmation of your identity and location will be confirmed at the beginning of each Tele-Mental Health counseling session.

Please note: Upon the initial counseling intake session you and your counselor will determine if Tele-Mental Health services are appropriate to address your specific need.   Specific instances where Tele-Mental Health may not be appropriate include but are not limited to:  current suicidal or homicidal ideation, moderate to severe mental health disorders, and/or unsuitable technological capability.  If the need for direct, in-person services is more appropriate, you may be referred to an outside agency or provider and may be responsible for any financial obligations incurred. 

Emergency Information:

Coastal Plains Crisis Hotline - 800-841-6467

Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800-273-8255

Suicide Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

University Police Department - 361-593-2611

Kingsville Police Department - 911 or 361-595-8500

      

Once an appointment is made with your counselor, you will receive an email entitled “Student Health and Wellness ZOOM MEETING” with a link to the ZOOM Meeting, Meeting ID and Password.  ***You will need this information to connect to ZOOM on the date and time of your appointment.                                           

You will also receive a link to our intake portal, Titanium, to fill out the intake forms prior to your Tele-Mental Health appointment that is required to receive Tele-Mental Health services. 

Please contact your counselor at the phone numbers listed above if you have questions, concerns, or issues connecting through ZOOM.

We look forward to serving you!

Have a safe and healthy semester. 

Renée E. Weiss

M.S., M.Ed., LCDC, LPC-S, BC-THP
Assistant Director, Student Health & Wellness
Clinical Supervisor, Counseling Services
Texas A&M University – Kingsville
MSC 112 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
P. (361) 593-4471  F. (361) 593-2006
renee.weiss@tamuk.edu
www.tamuk.edu/shw

 

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