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Services for Survivors

I need to talk to someone now

If you want to speak with a counselor immediately, you may call CMHC's 24-hour Crisis Line at 512.471.CALL (2255) (UT Austin students only) to speak with a trained counselor. For Deaf/HH students, please dial 711 and ask to be connected to 512-471-2255.

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.

Students may also walk-in to CMHC between 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, to meet face-to-face with a counselor. We’re located on the 5th floor of the Student Services Building (SSB) at 100 W. Dean Keeton St. Let the CMHC reception staff know that you need to talk with someone immediately.

You may also want to contact a local or national 24/7 hotline:

SAFE Alliance
24/7 hotline: (512) 267-SAFE (7233)
www.safeaustin.org

loveisrespect
24/7 hotline: (866) 331-9474
Text: "loveis" to 22522
www.loveisrespect.org

What is Counseling?
Individual counseling is 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. Counseling services are provided by licensed psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors. Services may also be provided by other mental health professionals, some of whom are in training. All professionals-in-training are supervised by licensed staff.

To make an appointment or learn about CMHC services, call our office at 512-471-3515 or come by CMHC Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm, located on the 5th floor of the Student Services Building (SSB) at 100 W. Dean Keeton St on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Group Counseling

All groups are free and confidential. New groups form each semester and are typically limited to 10 members.

On Solid Ground
Tuesdays
12:30pm - 2:00pm

  • 10-week semi-structured group
  • Open to women, all ages and sexual orientations
  • For survivors of interpersonal violence, abusive (emotional, physical, or sexual) relationships, sexual abuse or assault, stalking.
  • For women wanting space to learn about and process their experiences in a group setting

Click here to check the availablility of this group.


Advocacy & Survivor's Emergency Fund
A VAV Advocacy appointment is a confidential meeting meant to provide a student who has experienced sexual violence, dating or relationship violence and/or stalking with information about their rights and options, including access to the VAV Survivor’s Emergency Fund. Learn more about VAV Advocacy here: http://www.cmhc.utexas.edu/vav/vav_advocacy.html

Learn more

Individual Counseling
Group Counseling
Advocacy & Survivor's Emergency Fund
Safety Planning
How to Help a Survivor
How to Obtain a Protective Order (PDF)
Red Flags of Relationship Violence (PDF)
Supportive Response for Student Survivors (PDF)
Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (PDF)
A College Student's Guide to Safty Planning (PDF)
Counseling Advocacy and Reporting (PDF)



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