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.

The Center for Health Care Services offers mental health services, crisis care, services for veterans, treatment for substance use disorders, services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and much more. The 24-hour Crisis & Substance Abuse Helpline is 210-223-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-316-9241. For routine (non-emergency) assistance, call 210-261-1250 (Adults) and 210-261-3350 (Children).

The United Way provides referrals to agencies and services near you. Just dial 2-1-1 or 210-227-4357.

Community Resource Guide also provides a list of resources including child care, medical care, crisis care, and food and housing assistance.

Are you or someone you know a Dreamer? Stay informed and empowered with these resources about the changes to DACA.

  • 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
    • Free Mental Health Screenings

    Substance Use & Mood Disorders Screenings:

    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 - Take a Free, Anonymous Screening 

    Step Two - Click on the Take a Screening tab to begin a specific screening

  • 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:

    Consultation

    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

    Concerned about Your Substance Use?

    Take a free, anonymous online screening for substance use disorder or another mental health condition. The screening is provided so that you may find out, in a few minutes, whether or not professional consultation would be helpful for you.

    Take a Free, Anonymous Screening

    Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Biennial Report

FAQs

Who is eligible for counseling services?

Currently, enrolled students can attend three counseling sessions per issue. If you are taking a class at SPC, then you are eligible.

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 (https://www.deeroaks.com/contact/) 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?

Please arrive 15-30 minutes early before your first appointment to complete some forms. 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.

Contact Information

Unit Leader/Counselor
Rosalinda Rivas, M.A., M.Ed., RTC
rrivas@alamo.edu
210-486-2333

Personal Counselor 
Eitandria Tello, M.A., LPC
egatlin2@alamo.edu
210-486-2333

Locations 
MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center, 102

SW Campus
Industrial Technology Center, A-135, LIFEspace