Mental Health Counseling

We are here for you!

Difficult issues can get in the way of academic success. Trained and licensed staff can guide you in personal, social, and/or psychological matters such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and grief. We can help you manage these issues, your responsibilities, and other personal situations.   

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Services For Students

Services For Students

Counseling Services offer a wide range of professional counseling services with licensed professional counselors. Please call us to make an appointment.

We Provide:

Skills Coaching, Short-Term Individual Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Community Referrals

Free, Anonymous Alcohol and Mental Health Screening:

Free, anonymous online screenings are available to all Northwest Vista 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.

Click Here to take a free, anonymous screening

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Student Satisfaction Survey

Have you met with our counselors before? We want to know what you think!

Please click HERE to take our ANONYMOUS Satisfaction Survey

Helpful Links

Services for Faculty and Staff

We understand 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 - Counselors are 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 - Counseling provides trainings on QPR Suicide Prevention, 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!

Note: Counseling Services cannot provide personal services directly to employees. Please contact the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program for assistance.http://www.deeroaks.com/

Reporting Toolbox

Find links to forms for reporting on the Employee Portal page. The Reporting Toolbox is designed to help guide faculty and staff to the proper reporting process for a variety of incident types and circumstances. We recommend bookmarking the Reporting Toolbox for quick access to Title IX, Academic Integrity Violations, Concerning Behaviors, and Non-Academic Misconduct reports, as well as reporting of deceased NVC students.

Employee Feedback Survey

Did you attend an NVC Counseling workshop, invite us to your classroom, or utilize consultation services? Please help us improve our services by taking the Employee Feedback Survey!

Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

Policy and Resources

Campus Policy and Resource Information

Northwest Vista College is committed to a healthy and safe learning environment for all students. Please click on the links below to learn more about the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse, as well as campus policies, information, prevention, and resources for help.

District, State and Federal Regulations

Health Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Health Effects of Drug Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Counseling and Treatment Resources

NVC Packet - Alcohol and Drugs Free Campus Information


Free Alcohol Screening

Free, anonymous online screenings are available to all NVC students. The screening is provided so that you may find out, in a few minutes, whether or not professional consultation would be helpful for you.

CLICK HERE to take a free, anonymous screening

Student Satisfaction Survey

Have you met with our counselors before? We want to know what you think!

Please click HERE to take our ANONYMOUS Satisfaction Survey

Strategies of Behavioral Intervention (SOBI)

Strategies of Behavioral Intervention (SOBI)

The Strategies of Behavioral Intervention (SOBI) policy at the Alamo Colleges District was created to guide our College community to recognize, prevent and respond to students-of-concern, or incidents that are disruptive, threatening, or violent. When in doubt, please report!


Examples of concerning behaviors include (but are not limited to):

  • signs of harassment
  • intimidation
  • extreme anxiety,
  • depression,
  • threatening harm,
  • erratic behavior, or
  • disconnect from reality.

Faculty and staff are often in a position to recognize students who are at risk; however, students are encouraged to review the SOBI guidelines and report concerning behaviors to the SOBI response team.

The Northwest Vista College SOBI Response Team consists of the Vice President of Student Success, Debi Gaitan, along with campus counselors, disability specialists, veteran's affairs staff, and campus police.Please call us for more information.

Student Satisfaction Survey

Have you met with our counselors before? We want to know what you think!

Please click HERE to take our ANONYMOUS Satisfaction Survey

Local Mental Health Authority

Texas Health and Human Services contracts with local mental health authorities (LMHA) and local behavioral health authorities (LBHA) in order to deliver mental health services in communities across Texas. Below you can find the contact information for services in Bexar county and counties in our immediate vicinity. You can also search for other county LMHA and LBHA services by clicking here

The Center for Health Care Services
6800 Park Ten Blvd., Suite 200-S
San Antonio, TX 78213
Crisis phone: 800-316-9241 or 210-223-7233
Main phone: 210-261-1000
www.chcsbc.org/

Counties served: Bexar

Hill Country Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Centers
819 Water St., Ste. 300
Kerrville, TX 78028
Crisis phone: 877-466-0660
Main phone: 830-792-3300
www.hillcountry.org/

Counties served: Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde and Val Verde

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
1009 N. Georgetown St.
Round Rock, TX 78664
Crisis phone: 800-841-1255
Main phone: 512-255-1720
www.bbtrails.org/

Counties served: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee, and Williamson

Camino Real Community Services
19965 FM 3175 N.
Lytle, TX 78052
Crisis phone: 800-543-5750
Main phone: 210-357-0300
www.caminorealcs.org/

Counties served: Atascosa, Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, Karnes, Maverick, McMullen, Wilson, and Zavala

 

Students! Need to Report General Complaints, Academic/Non-Academic Grievances, or Title IX (sexual or gender-based misconduct)? Visit our Student Toolbox webpage.

Student Satisfaction Survey

Have you met with our counselors before? We want to know what you think!  

Please click HERE to take our ANONYMOUS Satisfaction Survey