Stephen F. Austin State University

Counseling Services

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Counseling Services Update:

As we transition back into in-person services we want to ensure that your safety and health are our number one priority. We continue to provide individual and couples services via a telehealth platform but welcome you to drop in and schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor face to face. Please call our office at (936) 468-2401. Our friendly reception staff will schedule your appointment.

Mission Statement

In keeping with our philosophy of promoting positive mental health and safety, Counseling Services assists SFA students in overcoming obstacles to their personal and academic goals. We accomplish this through individual and group counseling for students and through outreach, presentations, training and consultation for the campus community.

Diversity Statement

Counseling Services respects and values diversity. We recognize the necessity and benefit of living and learning in a multifaceted society. We are devoted to honoring differences including those represented by gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religious beliefs, social/economic class, outward appearance, body size/shape, disability, national origin, impairment and political ideology. We commit to upholding this value in our personal lives, as well as in our interactions with clients and other members of the SFA community.

Counseling Services welcomes undocumented students. We are here to assist you with meeting your personal needs as you adjust to college life. We understand that college life has its challenges and recognize that having an undocumented status can add to these challenges. We welcome you and are here to provide safe and confidential services. Below you will find information and resources that may be helpful.

Ethics Statement

Counseling Services ascribes to the following ethical standards:

American College Personnel Association (ACPA, College Student Educators International)
Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Licensed Professional Counselors)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)