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How do I schedule my initial assessment?


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The appointment process at the Counseling and Mental Health Center begins with a Brief Assessment, which is a 15-20-minute phone call. To have this assessment completed you can schedule an appointment by phone or online.

Call 512-471-3515 (option 3) Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule your Brief Assessment online*

*Booking a Brief Assessment through our online system is a popular option. The appointments can fill up quickly. If you do not see available assessments or would like to speak to a Brief Assessment counselor sooner than the next available appointment, call the CMHC at 512-471-3515 and press option 3 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) to receive an immediate brief assessment.

Online Scheduling FAQ More Information on Appointments

What will we discuss?

During the brief assessment appointment, you will discuss your unique needs, any symptoms, different treatment options, and how to get connected to the appropriate services.

I am having a crisis and need to talk to someone right now.

CMHC has a 24-hour Crisis Line that lets you speak with a specially trained counselor to help with urgent concerns or mental health crises.

512-471-CALL (2255)

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A Brief Assessment counselor will speak with you about your situation and which of our services are the best fit for you. Some of our services include:

*Reserved for students with the greatest need. Others will explore alternative counseling options with the Brief Assessment clinician.

What are the next steps?


Once your assessment and personalized care plan are made – whether it be individual counseling, group counseling or a referral to a provider in the Austin community, know we are here for you every step of the way. We will help you get connected to the appropriate services. If you experience any bumps along the way, a brief assessment counselor will help you navigate those too, no matter the type of services you are receiving.

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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