At Howard College, we believe sound emotional health to be an integral part of a student’s ability to succeed in college. As such, counseling services are provided to assist students who need help addressing issues that might interfere with their academic progress. Personal counseling is confidential and services are free to current students on a short-term basis. It is the role of counseling staff to support and assist students in facing the emotional challenges that often accompany the college experience. Common issues for which students seek counseling include stress, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol problems, self-esteem, relationship issues, grief, family concerns and more.
Short-term personal counseling is time-limited and solution focused. Most students benefit from an average of six sessions. Should long-term therapy be needed, the counselor will help make the appropriate referrals to human service organizations and/or mental health providers in the area.
Academic Related Counseling
In addition to personal counseling services, counseling and advising staff are available to help students learn coping skills and better ways to achieve academic success through:
- Developing effective study habits
- Enhancing communication skills
- Minimizing test anxiety
- Improving time management
- Fostering critical and independent thinking
Counseling services are available during normal business hours. Should you experience a mental health emergency outside normal hours of operation, please call 911.
Additional numbers for crisis situations include:
- Local Crisis Hotline: 1-800-375-4357 (Big Spring)
- Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact:
Big Spring Campus
The Advising/Career Center
Old Main (Check in at the Reception Area)
Phone: (432) 264-5114