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About The Counseling and Mental Health Center

Business Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointment-Scheduling hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.

Phone: (512) 471-3515 - Student Services Building 5th Floor
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2019/2020 Impact Statement

2018/2019 Impact Statement

2017/2018 Impact Statement

2016/2017 Impact Statement

2015/2016 Impact Statement

2014/2015 Impact Statement

Statement on Diversity

Mission and Values

UHS-CMHC Organization Chart (PDF)

Services and Programs

Groups and Classes
For many issues that college students face, group counseling is the best treatment choice. Group counseling provides students with the unique opportunity of utilizing peer interaction to work toward their goals.

Short-Term Individual Counseling
Short-term individual counseling is basically a collaborative effort between you and your counselor. Our goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are concerning you.

Thrive at UT
Thrive is a free iPhone app designed to enhance UT Austin student well-being and help better manage the ups and downs of campus life. Students will find short videos of actual UT Austin students sharing their own stories as well as interactive activities designed to help them apply these concepts to their own unique experience.

24/7 CMHC Crisis Line
CMHC Crisis Line is a confidential service of CMHC that offers an opportunity for UT-Austin students to talk with trained counselors about urgent concerns. A counselor is available every day of the year, including holidays.

Alcohol & Other Drug Initial Consultations
Students can confidentially speak with a licensed professional counselor about their own or someone else's use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Mindful Eating Program
Our Mindful Eating Program is for students dealing with food, weight, or body image concerns.

MindBody Lab
The MindBody Lab is a self-paced environment located in the Counseling and Mental Health Center on the 5th floor of the Student Services Building designed to help students explore interactive tools to help cope with stress.

Integrated Health Program
The Integrated Health Program is a collaboration between University Health Services and the Counseling and Mental Health Center at The University of Texas at Austin. This program brings mental health providers to University Health Services, creating a holistic team approach in the treatment of UHS patients.

Counselors in Academic Residence Program (CARE)
CARE counselors are located within the colleges they serve. They are licensed mental health professionals and work with students who have been referred by faculty and staff. CARE's primary mission is to provide access to mental health support for students who are struggling emotionally and/or academically.

Prevention and Outreach
Prevention and Outreach: CMHC's Prevention and Outreach services empower students to take care of themselves and each other in order to foster a thriving academic community at UT Austin. Our programs raise awareness, reduce stigma about mental health concerns, address barriers to academic excellence in order to promote wellness.


The Counseling and Mental Health Center serves UT’s diverse campus community by providing high quality, innovative and culturally informed mental health programs and services that enhance and support students’ well-being, academic and life goals.


  • Respect: Fostering a culture of inclusivity.
  • Compassion: Expressing care, concern, and kindness towards self and others.
  • Safety: Promoting the physical and emotional well-being of students and the campus community; providing an open, supportive, and accepting environment.
  • Learning: Encouraging the development of awareness, knowledge, and skills as a lifelong process.
  • Empowerment: Offering information, strategies, and additional perspectives to develop confidence in navigating life circumstances.
  • Community: Cultivating meaningful connection and collaboration, and striving to engage authentically in relationships.
  • Excellence: Providing high quality and innovative services; advancing the field of mental health, public health, and higher education.

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We're here for you.    We recognize that many UT students are being impacted by historical and recent events. The CMHC holds firm to the university’s values and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our staff are here to help students navigate through these times. Click here to learn about our resources.

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