Skip to content
The University of Texas at Austin - What Starts Here Changes The World The University of Texas at Austin Division of Student Affairs

Steve Hicks School of Social Work


Gretchen Rees, LCSW-S

Gretchen Rees, LCSW-S

Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Georgia

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Texas

School of Social Work Building (SSW) 3.116B

(512) 471-8148

Office Hours: Friday 11 a.m. to noon

Below is a video that will provide you with a chance to hear more about the CARE program from your college CARE counselor.

Gretchen Rees (pronouns: she/her) is a Counselor in the Counselors for Academic Residence (CARE) Program, a program that provides mental health services in academic offices to facilitate students' academic and life goals. Gretchen provides individual, group and crisis counseling for students in the School of Nursing, Dell Medical School, and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She is also available to provide consultation to staff as well as prevention and outreach services.

Gretchen brings a relational approach to her work with students with the goal of helping them navigate life’s challenge and connect to their own internal and external resources. Her areas of professional interest include mindfulness, healing from trauma and grief, healthy boundaries, depression, anxiety and “imposter syndrome.” In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and their dog, Rocket.

CARE Clinical Services

  • Students may be referred by a staff or faculty member, they may also self-refer by contacting Gretchen.
  • Gretchen will assess student needs and offer appropriate services (e.g. short-term counseling, case management and referral, crisis intervention, or groups).

Trainings and Workshops

  • Offered to students and staff
  • Topics vary (e.g. self-care, test anxiety, mindfulness, assisting students in distress, mindfulness and stress reduction)

Consultation

  • Available to consult one-on-one and in meetings/groups. Please contact Gretchen for more information.

Two Ways to Schedule:

  • Call and leave a voicemail (include your EID) at: (512) 471-8148
  • Call the Counseling and Mental Health Center at (512) 471-3515 and ask to schedule a CARE appointment

Office Hours:
Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Office hours will be conducted virtually during the fall semester. Students may leave a voicemail for Gretchen at any time and she will return contact during her office hours.

cmhc logo
facebook twitter instagram youtube