Frequently Asked Questions

Promoting and enhancing the quality of life for members of the community while providing professional training for graduate students.

  • Who can receive services?

    • Any member of the general community who is 6 years of age and older may receive services at the clinic. A minor wanting to receive services at the Counseling and Training Clinic must have his/her parent or legal guardian schedule the appointment.
  • Who is my counselor?

    • Counselors are graduate students in the last phases of their education and training at UTRGV. Student counselors are ALWAYS under the direct supervision of Licensed Professional Counselors and/or program faculty.
  • How long is my session?

    • A session is 45 minutes.
  • What is the cost of a session?

    • Counseling is FREE.
  • Can I receive Counseling and Training Clinic services if I am currently suicidal, psychotic or homicidal?

    • No. You will be referred to an agency more adapted to your needs.
  • What are the types of counseling services provided at the Counseling and Training Clinic?

    • The clinic provides a variety of services including individual, group, couples, marriage, and family counseling.
  • What are the concerns/issues presented by clients receiving services at the Counseling and Training Clinic?

    • Commonly presented issues may include but are not limited to:
      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Grief
      • Adolescent Behavioral Concerns
      • Time Management
      • Parenting Skills Training
      • Marital Conflict
      • Anger Management
  • Can I receive Counseling and Training Clinic services if I’m a UTRGV student or employee?

    • No. Clinic services are not offered to currently enrolled UTRGV students, faculty, and staff. These individuals will be referred to an appropriate agency within the university.
  • Emergency Services

    • The clinic does not have anyone on call. Clients in a crisis should call 911 or the Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Crisis Line at 1-877-289-7199.
  • How do I make an appointment?

    • Call the clinic at any time and leave your name and phone number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.