We are here for you!
Difficult issues can get in the way of academic success. We can help you manage these issues, your course workload, responsibilities, and other personal situations.
Trained and licensed staff can guide you in personal, social, educational and/or psychological matters.
The Counseling Center staff offers a wide range of professional counseling services with masters level counselors.
- Skills Coaching
- Short-Term Individual Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Personal Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
- and much more
The Counseling staff is actively recruiting Student Peer Educators. Students may contact Melissa, 486-2378, for more information.
Emotional Behavior Wellness Check
This time of year can be difficult. Short days, cold temperatures, and lots of time indoors can take a toll on the mind. The season can make it hard to be productive. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
- Social withdrawal
- Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates
- Weight gain
- Loss of energy
- Heavy, “leaden” feeling in the arms or legs
If so, you may be suffering from a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In most cases, SAD symptoms appear during late fall or early winter and go away during the sunnier days of spring and summer. These feelings are not a normal part of the season and you should never brush off them off as simply a case of the winter blues. Don’t tough it out on your own—help is available!
If you believe you may be struggling with SAD take the first step to healing by taking St. Philip’s free, anonymous online mental health screening at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/stphilips.
The screening only takes a few minutes and provides confidential results and information on where to find treatment. Make your mental health a priority year round!
Alcohol & Mood Disorder Screening
Free, anonymous online screenings are available to all St. Philip's College students. Screenings are available for: Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The screening is provided so that you may find out, in a few minutes, whether or not professional consultation would be helpful for you.
Step One - Click Here to take a free, anonymous screening
Step Two - Enter keyword: stphilips
Faculty and Staff Services
The Counseling Center (CC) understands the important role faculty and staff play in the general well-being of students. We are pleased to provide several services in support of creating the best possible environment for our students:
- Consultation - The CC is happy to provide consultation to faculty and staff on a variety of emotional and behavioral issues affecting students.
- Outreach Services - We can arrange to visit your class and present on a variety of topics: counseling services overview, sexual assault awareness, healthy relationships, stress in college, guided relaxation, internet safety, and more!
- Trainings/Workshops - The CC provides trainings on SOBI, Veterans Transitioning to the Classroom, and other topics directly to faculty and staff. Please consider a training for your next department or division meeting!
Strategies of Behavior Intervention (SOBI)
The Strategies of Behavioral Intervention (SOBI) policy at the Alamo Colleges was created to guide our College community to recognize, prevent and respond to incidents that are disruptive, threatening, or violent.
Example include (but are not limited to):
- signs of harassment
- extreme anxiety
- threatening harm
- erratic behavior, or
- disconnect from reality
When in doubt, please report!
More often, faculty and staff will observe and report at-risk behaviors; however, students are encouraged to review the SOBI guidelines and report concerning behaviors to the SOBI response team.
The St. Philip’s College SOBI response team consists of the Vice President of Student Success, Dr. Sherrie Lang, along with campus counselors, disability specialists, and campus police.
For more information about SOBI contact: