The Counseling Department offers a variety of services geared towards helping students excel in college. Professional counselors are available to discuss personal, social, educational, and career concerns as well as offer college survival tools and referrals to community resources.
Our objective is to promote a healthy campus environment and to enhance the quality of life for all members of the campus community.
Services offered are:
Mental Health Counseling Services include Individual, Couples, Family and Group counseling. Counselors aid in a variety of mental health issues including Adjustment, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD, etc. We also provide counseling services related to relationship issues, identity issues and self esteem. Referrals to appropriate outside agencies are provided as needed.
Substance Abuse Program is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program based on cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and motivational enhancement (MET) models. It is a 8 - 10 hour program for TSTC students and is tailored to fit into an academic semester. Each session can range from 1-2 hours.
Anger Management Program includes resources to address anger, aggression, and violence while improving communication skills. The program is a 6 - 8 hour program for TSTC students. The focus is on improving communication skills, active listening, how to avoid conflict and improving self efficacy.
Communication and Stress Management Program is a 6 - 8 hour program which focuses on managing stress in healthy ways and how to avoid increasing stress. This topic is integrated in each program and provides skills including active listening, healthy confrontation, and time management. It also covers how to act assertively without acting aggressively.
Community Re-integration Program will allow students who are currently participating in the legal system to obtain mandatory services through the TSTC Counseling Department. Through a combination of established programs, students who are on parole or probation can utilize services and not have to travel off campus during class or study time.
Spring Break Conference is a part of the weeklong Spring Break Bash event the week before Spring Break that educates students on common dangers occurring during Spring Break, including drinking, drugs, unsafe driving, unsafe sex and unsafe travel through interactive programs and scheduled speakers.
Substance Abuse Awareness Program is a Fall Semester campaign aimed at educating students on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Love is Not Abuse Program is a three part educational curriculum with four critical goals:
To increase the students? understanding of dating abuse
To enable student to reach out to provide support and to help a friend or family member who may be involved in an abusive relationship
To increase the help-seeking behaviors among students involved in abusive dating relationships
To promote healthier approaches to dating relationships and conflicts
LGBTQ Support Group and GSA Club Sponsor aims to provide support services for students in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community. Topics include safety, communication, and relationships. This is a member-driven group and participation is voluntary.
Veterans Support Group includes program resources and support groups for community reintegration, vocational readiness, and aftercare. This programming will strongly encourage families and support systems to participate.
Veterans Student Alliance Club is a student run club for Veterans and family members of Veterans with the goal of promoting support, knowledge, and service to TSTC and the community. The Club is an advocate for student Veterans, ensuring they obtain all the benefits they are entitled.
College Survival Tools include Personal/Group Counseling, Personal Skill Development, and Referrals to Support Services.
Career Development includes Career Exploration Assistance, Career Resources, and Interest Inventories.
Referrals to Community Resources
Behavior Intervention Team The TSTC Counseling Center believes it is important to promote an environment that encourages students to uphold a standard of responsibility for self-care which includes the ability to respond adequately to one's emotional, physical, and educational needs.
For more information please contact the Counseling Department @ 956-364-4520 or log on to http://www..tstc.edu/harlingenbit.
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