Collin Counseling: A free resource for students

Having a safe, non-judgmental place to talk and focus on yourself can be helpful in managing the stresses that life brings. Counseling is not just for people with serious mental illnesses.

Counseling may be helpful for:

  • Learning to be more assertive
  • Relationship concerns
  • Concerns about friend or family member
  • Sadness and worry
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Substance use or misuse
  • Difficult experience in past or present
  • Sharing feelings and experiences in a Confidential place

 

Collin’s counselors are either Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or LPC-Interns. Counselors do not tell people how to solve problems, although some may make suggestions. Counselors guide people to figure out their own solutions and actions. Counselors provide a confidential, private and safe space for the exploration of how to be one’s best self.

At Collin, you are encouraged to make an appointment to see the counselor. Crisis situations will be handled in a timely manner. The first session(s) constitute an assessment of your needs, expectations and determination of whether these fit within the scope of practice at Collin’s Counseling Services.

Meetings at Counseling Services are confidential and not considered educational records. Exceptions to confidentiality involve danger to self or others, abuse of children, disabled, or elderly and when you provide a written consent to release information to another party.

Working with a counselor requires a trusting and open relationship between you and the counselor.  Your feedback is important to this process.  When your need for assistance requires resources beyond the scope of practice, you are given s referrals to community resources. Feel free to contact counseling services and we will be happy to help in whatever way we can.  

To schedule an appointment call 972.881.5126 or email us at [email protected]