Mental Health Counseling

If you or someone you know need urgent or immediate assistance, please contact 512-472-HELP (4357), 911, or 988 (Suicide and Crisis Lifeline). If you or someone you know is considering harm to self (suicide) or to others please call 911 immediately.

Austin Community College is here to help you succeed by supporting your mental health! Attending college is fun and exciting, but at times it can be challenging to balance work, school, friends, and extracurricular activities. The Mental Health Counseling team offers services and programs across the district to help you build resilience, find balance, and help maintain safety, health and overall wellness.

Note: We are no longer scheduling appointments for the Spring 2024 semester. For students who are enrolled in Summer 2024 courses, we are scheduling appointments for Summer 2024. As a reminder, ACC students must be enrolled in a Summer course in order to be eligible for Summer services. Students who are not enrolled in Summer courses will be provided with a variety of community resources.

Mental Health Counseling can help you:

  • Navigate through stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Cope with challenging situations
  • Create healthy habits for a balanced life
  • Develop tools and strategies for when you’re feeling overwhelmed
  • Improve your overall well being

Who Qualifies for Mental Health Counseling?

Any student who is actively enrolled in ACC classes for the current semester (including Continuing Education or Adult Education classes), is physically located in Texas, and is not already receiving therapy from an outside clinician is eligible to receive counseling. 

Students under 18 years of age are required by Texas State Law (Texas Family Code Chapter 32.004) to obtain permission from a Parent, Legal Guardian or Managing Conservator to receive counseling services (exceptions apply in accordance with state law). Once you submit a request, the team will provide you with additional information.

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  • Suicide Prevention

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • If you or someone you know is considering harm to self (suicide) or to others please call 911 immediately.

  • Hotlines

    • Austin / Travis County 24 hour Crisis & Suicide hotline: 512-472-HELP (4357)
    • The Williamson County 24 hour Crisis hotline: 1-800-841-1255
    • Bastrop County Family Crisis Center hotline: 1-888-311-7755
    • Hays County 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-877-466-0660
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline:1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text: TalkWithUs to 66746: 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Request Presentations, Trainings or Events

  • If you would like for one of our Mental Health Professionals to attend an event, schedule a workshop, or present please submit an Event Request below. A confirmation of the event request will be emailed separately.

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