Stephen F. Austin State University

How to Make an Appointment

Counseling can address areas such as:

To schedule an appointment you may come by Counseling Services on the 3rd floor of the Rusk Building or call (936) 468-2401.

Your first appointment is an initial consultation lasting up to 30 minutes. This meeting is not designed to be a counseling session. Prior to this meeting, you will complete intake paperwork. During the meeting, you will discuss with the clinician the reason you are seeking services and make a plan and schedule for your counseling sessions.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for the initial consultation in order to complete intake paperwork. To save time, if you cannot arrive 15 minutes early for your initial consultation, please print out the paperwork from the following link, complete it, and bring it with you to your initial consultation meeting.

Initial_Consultation_Paperwork.pdf

You must be an enrolled student to access services. There is no fee for counseling. All sessions are private and records are confidential.

If you are not comfortable in the working relationship with your current counselor, you have the right to request a transfer to another counselor. If an additional transfer is necessary, you may discuss this with the Director of Counseling Services.

Changing Appointments

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, call Counseling Services at (936) 468-2401. If possible, please allow at least 24 hours before your appointment to cancel or change times.

If you need to reschedule a group counseling appointment with a different counselor, your counselor will return your call at his or her earliest convenience to discuss your scheduling options.

If you do not cancel, or reschedule and fail to attend an individual counseling appointment, your counselor will return your call at his or her earliest convenience to discuss your scheduling options.