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Student Counseling Services Here to Help


By Mark Kramer

College is a time of experiencing new and exciting things. However, sometimes challenges may come along that may leave students feeling anxious, overwhelmed and wondering where to turn.

That’s where University of Houston-Downtown’s Student Counseling Services can help.

“We want students to understand that we are available to discuss anything that may be on their mind,” UHD Counselor Erin Gutierrez said. “No issue is too big or too small for counseling. We will always treat students with empathy and respect and work collaboratively to meet their goals in a safe, confidential space.”

Actively enrolled students have access to five counseling sessions per presenting issue, at no additional cost. Faculty, staff and family members cannot access a student's records without their consent and academic and counseling records are separate.

Students may schedule a recurring one-hour session conducted by phone or video conference, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, Students may call (713) 500-3852 for a 15-minute support session, first call, first served, Monday through Friday from 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.

Student Counseling Services is also providing resources through social media and the UHD website. Recently, the office produced a video on UHD’s YouTube channel to address students transitioning into a new semester and embracing challenges. The office also shares tips with students as part of GatorWellness Moments, posted on the UHD Student Affairs Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages every Thursday.

Keep checking your Gatormail and future editions of Gator Update for Counseling Services event postings.

For more information on services or to make an appointment call 713-500-3852, or complete the Contact Form at www.uhd.edu/counseling for an appointment.  

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.