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Single Session or Short-Term Counseling

College life can often be challenging and stressful. Students can experience challenges in a number of different ways. Many students feel anxious, depressed, confused, or overwhelmed at some point in their college experience and need help dealing with feelings or problems that seem beyond their control. For college students, that help may come from friends, family, significant others, or mentors but in some cases, help from a trained professional is needed.

Counseling is a process that can help people identify effective coping strategies in difficult situations and achieve their goals. While some people who seek counseling have chronic emotional difficulties, most are dealing with normal life events and are simply in need of an objective listener who won’t judge and who can help see new alternatives.

Short-Term Individual Counseling

The center offers short-term, goal-focused, individual counseling services. A triage counselor will help you determine which services are available and most appropriate for your needs and goals. Students might be scheduled with a counselor at the Student Counseling Center or they may be referred to an off-campus counselor. Off-campus counselors have more flexibility for students to be seen more frequently or long-term and are also able to provide more specialized services.

Every student seeking services will meet with a triage counselor who will talk with you, gather some information about you, briefly assess your needs, and make treatment recommendation(s) based on their professional opinion and in collaboration with you. In order to serve the greatest number of students, we are not able to offer long-term therapy services.

If you’re looking for an unlimited amount of sessions you can view our group therapy options.


Currently enrolled UT students are eligible to receive services through the Student Counseling Center. However, eligibility for individual counseling services may vary due to severity, appropriateness of services, and availability of resources. There are no out of pocket costs or insurance costs for counseling services at the Student Counseling Center.