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  • The MCC Student Counseling Center offers both individual and crisis counseling for both MCC and MCC University Center students.

  • There is no cost for the services provided by The MCC Student Counseling Center and no insurance is required.

  • Students may schedule an appointment by phone by calling 254-299-8210 or by coming by the counseling office, located in the Wellness & Fitness Building, Room 101.

  • Typically, a counseling session lasts 50 minutes, although the length of the session may vary due to the nature of the mental health issue.

  • Individual counseling is designed to focus on short term goals in order to facilitate students’ college success and adjustment. The number of counseling sessions varies and is determined by the nature of the concern/issue and an agreement between the student and counselor.

  • Yes. You have the right to confidential communication with your counselor. There are certain circumstances in which confidentiality can ethically and lawfully be broken:
    1. Threat of physical harm to self
    2. Reasonable suspicion or reporting of abuse, neglect, maltreatment, or exploitation of a child, elderly person or disabled person
    3. Subpoena by a court of law
    4. Significant mental/psychological deterioration that puts the student and/or public at risk
    5. Any sexual contact with another mental health professional

A clinical record of your visit is created and maintained. This information includes but may not be limited to demographic data, mental health history, symptoms, assessment, treatment plans and progress, and any plans for future care or treatment. This clinical record is maintained for 5 years. MCC maintains all counseling center’s records in a secure setting. With the exceptions of confidentiality listed above, your records are confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside the MCC Student Counseling Center, unless you give written permission to do so.

  • Counseling services are provided by counselors from both MCC and Tarleton State University. Counselors are trained to help students with solving problems related to personal, social, and emotional concerns.

  • Hours of Operation
    Monday — Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

  • Please call (254-299-8210) to cancel at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.

  • If you miss your appointment (No Show) another session may be scheduled by contacting the MCC Student Counseling Center. If you miss more than 2 appointments you can be rescheduled when the first available counseling appointment time becomes available.

  • If you are in crisis or danger and need help immediately, please call Campus Police at 299-8911 or dial 911.

Assistance is available for students experiencing a crisis situation. A Licensed Professional Counselor is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to assist students in crisis. You may reach the MCC Student Counseling Center by calling 299-8210 during office hours. If the MCC Student Counseling Center is closed or someone cannot be reached, call Campus Police at 299-8911 or call 911.

  • At the present time, psychological testing/assessments are not provided by the MCC Student Counseling Center.