Counseling Services

We HEAR, you!

Difficult situations can get in the way of academic success. Trained and licensed staff provide free, short-term, personal counseling services to currently enrolled students. The Counselors are available to listen to your concerns including anxiety, depression, loss of a relationship, and other mental health-related issues.

Looking for information on academic advisors? Visit the Academic Advising page.

We are here for you

Counselors Services staff will also refer students to community resources according to their individualized needs. Here are some important resources to consider if you need information or assistance.

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  • The Counseling Services staff offers a wide range of professional counseling services provided by Masters-level counselors.

    We Provide:

    • Skills Coaching
    • Short-Term Individual Counseling
    • Substance Abuse Counseling
    • Personal Counseling
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Community Resources
  • The Counseling Services staff 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:


    Faculty and staff members are welcome to contact Counseling Services if they notice concerning student behavior. Faculty and staff members are also encouraged to complete a SOBI report when they observe student behaviors that are disruptive, violent, or may require follow-up from Student Success personnel.

    For more information, visit the Strategies of Behavioral Intervention (SOBI) page.   

    RememberContact the Alamo Colleges Police Department at 210-485-0911 if a student appears to be in immediate danger or appears to pose an immediate threat to others.

    Outreach Services

    Counseling Services hosts mental health events and can arrange to present to your class or student group on a variety of topics including:

    •  Counseling Services overview
    •  The mental health of college students
    •  Sexual assault awareness
    •  Healthy relationships

    Training and Workshops

    Counseling Services provides training to faculty and staff groups on topics such as an overview of Counseling Services and how to refer students to Counseling Services. Please consider training for your next department or division meeting!

    Note: Benefits-eligible Alamo Colleges District employees can seek free and confidential counseling through the Employee Assistance Program. The 24-hour helpline is 1-866-327-2400. 

  • St. Philip's 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 misusing drugs and alcohol, as well as campus policies, information, prevention, and resources for help.

    Campus Policies and Resource Information

    Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Biennial Report


Who is eligible for counseling services?

Currently enrolled SPC home-campus students can attend short-term counseling.

Consultation services are available to faculty and staff who are concerned about a student. Benefits-eligible Alamo employees can seek free and confidential counseling through the Employee Assistance Program ( by calling the 24-hour helpline at 1-866-327-2400.

What concerns are addressed in counseling?

Students use counseling services for many different reasons. Here are some of the topics that have been discussed in previous sessions.

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Dating or relationship issues/conflict resolution
  • Past or ongoing traumatic experiences
  • Academic performance/career exploration
  • School/work/life balance
  • Stress management
  • Gaining self-awareness
How much does it cost?

It’s free to currently enrolled students.

How do I make an appointment?
  • Call 210-486-2333
  • Email one or both of the counselors
  • Come by during business hours
What should I expect during a counseling session?

You will meet with a Master-degreed counselor for about 60 minutes. Towards the end of the session, you and the counselor will discuss your next steps.

Change the Conversation About Mental Health


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Contact Information

Director of Student Advocacy Center:
Alexandra “Sasha” Wilhelm, MS, LPC-S, LBSW

Counseling Department



Personal Counselor:
MLK Campus
Center for Advocacy & Student Empowerment (CASE)
Eitandria Tello, M.A., LPC-S

Southwest Campus
Industrial Technology Center
C100, Health Center
Veronica Munis-Ochoa, M.A., LPC