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Student Health and Wellness

Counseling Services

Counseling Services


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

Student Health and Wellness, Counseling Services is offering both face-to-face and Tele-Mental Health counseling appointments.  Tele-Mental Health will be delivered through a HIPPA secure platform called ZOOM.

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

  • Student Health and Wellness - 361-593-3991
  • Renée Weiss, Assistant Director - 361-593-4471

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

  • Maria Coolbaugh - 361-593-3492
  • Synthia Garza - 361-593-3421
  • Cory Martin - 361-593-3397
                                

Eligibility to receive Tele-Mental Health services:

  • Currently enrolled in classes at TAMUK and Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
  • The student must be in the state of Texas at the time of service delivery
  • Ability to connect to a meeting on-line 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 are 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 this fall.

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

 

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 the life long task of their career development.

We provide free and confidential assessments and counseling for academic, career, and personal issues to all enrolled TAMUK students. All counseling sessions are confidential to the full limits provided by the law; no information can be released within or outside the university without the client’s consent. There is no set limit or requirement for the number of sessions that one may attend.

Feel free to look around our site for more information on related topics. If you are not sure what services might be best for you, please call 361-593-3991 to speak to a counselor or set up an appointment. Due to the number of students we see, appointments are preferred, however, walk-ins are welcome in regard to crisis and emergency situations.

We are open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located at 1210 Retama Drive. For after-hours emergencies, please call the University Police Department at 361-593-2611

Behavioral Health Services in Rural South Texas 

Emergency Crisis Information

 

-Counseling Services Staff