Southwestern University

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides confidential, short-term individual and group counseling.


Counseling Center


Prothro 200

Counseling Center

Counseling and Health Center Team

It can be vulnerable to consider coming to therapy and we understand that. The Counseling Center staff is here to support you.

Students may seek counseling for a wide variety of concerns including, but not limited to, adjustment to college, motivation, depression, anxiety, relationships with peers or family, sexuality, alcohol or drug use, body image, racial trauma, oppression, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, mood swings, disordered eating and stress.

The Counseling Center also provides educational outreach programs on topics such as stress management, mindfulness, eating disorder prevention, alcohol education, sexual assault risk reduction, perfectionism and relationship skills. Referrals to off-campus professionals are available for psychiatric care and for long-term counseling.



Walk-In: Are you a new client? Feel free to come to the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Suite 200 during our walk-in hours to have your initial appointment.

Fill out your paperwork ahead of time to expedite your time in the waiting room OR allot 20-30 minutes to complete paperwork when you arrive. Forms required include Demographics and Personal History. Forms can be found here. 

Walk-in Hours:

  • Mondays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Call Us: For returning clients or other inquiries, please give us a call at 512.863.1252. The appointment desk is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–5.p.m.

After you have made your appointment, log in to the Patient Portal to complete your required documentation.



Students experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional changes can seek help from a variety of campus, community, and online resources that are available for those experiencing mental health issues.

On-Campus Resources

Southwestern provides multiple on-campus resources to support mental health. From counseling to tutoring to spiritual life, there is a Southwestern office that can help.

On-Campus Resources

Community Resources

The Georgetown and greater Austin community also offers multiple mental health resources that are just a quick drive from campus. From behavioral health to substance abuse support and more, there are a breadth of resources available to you.

Community Resources

Self-Help Resources

Here are a few of the most reliable organizations and websites providing information for mental health and emotional well-being.

Self-Help Resources

Emergency Resources

24/7 Crisis Support
Crisis (After Hours)
Southwestern defines a crisis as:
  • Having thoughts of, or an intent to engage in, suicide, homicide, or self-harm
  • Being physically or sexually assaulted
  • Active psychotic symptoms (seeing or hearing things that are not there or severely distorted beliefs)
  • Severe reactions to psychiatric medication

If any of the above is happening and you need to talk to a crisis counselor, they can be reached through Southwestern University Police (512) 863-1944, or the campus operator (512) 863-6511. If the crisis is life threatening, please call your local emergency services (988).

National Suicide Hotline

Help is available. Speak to someone today. Call, text, or chat 988.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.