Counseling Center

External Resources

Emergency Resources
Community Resources

Emergency Resources

Contact Us

During Office Hours (M–F, 8am–5pm):

Call Counseling Services at 512.863.1252. Inform the person who answers the phone that your call concerns an urgent situation and request that a counselor respond as quickly as possible.

Crisis (After Hours):

A crisis is defined 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 counselor, they can be reached through Southwestern University Police at (512) 863-1944, or the campus operator at (512) 863-6511. If the crisis is life threatening, please call your local emergency services (911).


If you’re not experiencing a crisis as it is defined above, please see the resources below.

Non-Crisis Resources for Support (After Hours):

CRISIS SUPPORT LINES

Help for Sexual Assault (What to Do and Who to Call)

Williamson County Crisis line

(800) 841-1255

Travis County Crisis Helpline

512-472-4357 (HELP)
(24 Hour Austin/Travis County Crisis Center)

National Suicide Hotline

(800) 273-8255 (TALK)

The Trevor Lifeline (LGBT)

(866) 488-7386

Other Resources:

ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS

Self Help Tips for Anxiety

Questions about Panic Disorder

Relaxation Audio for Anxiety (10 min video)

Relaxation Audio for Panic Attack and Anxiety (10 min video)

How to Get Through a Panic Attack (3 min video)

How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack

ADJUSTING TO COLLEGE

Adjusting to College

First Generation College Student

Making Friends on Campus

Cross Cultural Journey for International Students

Loneliness in College

ANGER

Controlling Anger before it Controls You

BIPOLAR

Helping someone with Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder

CONCERN FOR A FRIEND

Helping a Friend in Need

DATING

Coping with breakup

Dealing with a breakup or divorce

DEPRESSION

Coping with Depression

Helping Someone with Depression

Depression Explained (4 min video)

EMOTIONS

Experiencing and Expressing Emotions

Managing Difficult Emotions

Managing Difficult Emotions (3 min video)

GRIEF

Grief and Loss

Helping someone who is grieving

SELF ESTEEM

Improving Self Esteem

SELF HARM

Cutting and Self-Harm

Supporting Someone who is Self Harming

SLEEP

Tips for Better Sleep (5 min video)

STRESS

Coping with Race-Related Stress

Reducing Stress Through Breathing

Reducing Stress through Guided Imagery

Reducing Stress through Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Community Resources

Bluebonnet Trails Community MH/MR Center

1009 Georgetown St., Round Rock
(512) 255-1720

Rock Springs - Behavioral Health Hospital

700 Southeast Inner Loop Dr., Georgetown
(512) 819-9400

Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute

3101 S Austin Ave., Georgetown
(512) 819-1100

The SAFE Alliance - Sexual Assault Resource Center

P.O. Box 19454, Austin
(512) 267-7233 (SAFE)

Brave Alliance - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

3613 Williams Drive, Bldg 10 #1003, Georgetown
(512)-738-8817

Hope Alliance (Williamson County Crisis Center) - Sexual Assault Resource Center

1011 Gattis School Road, Ste. 106 Round Rock
(800) 460-SAFE(7233)

LifeSteps: Council on Alcohol and Drugs

311 Main St., Georgetown
(512) 869-2571

Eating Recovery Center

12221 Renfert Way, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78758
(877) 771-1796 or (512) 273-3559