Austin Community College Counselors are here to support our students’ success efforts. We offer services and programs across the district to foster life balance, develop personal and academic growth, and help maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.
ACC District Clinical Counseling Services is working to support student’s mental health needs today and helping them emerge stronger as we all continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19. We are aware that there are anxieties and challenges that we are all moving through in these times and ACC’s commitment to the well-being of our students is stronger than ever.
Please note all appointments will be during ACC District Clinical Counseling Services (DCCS) business hours of Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. For a referral to mental health clinical services please submit a District Clinical Counseling Services Request.
*NOTE: ACC does not provide Crisis Counseling and does not employ a Crisis Counseling Team. If you are in need of more urgent or immediate assistance, please contact 512-472-HELP (4357) or 911.
Attending college is fun and exciting, however at times can be challenging, especially when trying to balance work, school, friends, and extra-curricular activities. Trying to balance and succeed in managing numerous tasks at one time can create stress. While most of the time students can cope with challenging situations as they present, there may come a time that you may feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed or experience anxiety. Seeking support from a counselor during these times will most likely lead to finding some solutions for those circumstances.
ACC Counselors are licensed professionals with Master’s and Doctoral degrees who have been trained to provide guidance and potential solutions to emotional and psychological difficulties. Counselors understand life balance is important and thus work from a holistic approach. That is, they view the person and know that emotional health and a safe and healthy learning environment will contribute toward your academic success.
To schedule an appointment or referral for mental health clinical services please submit a District Clinical Counseling Services Referral / Request below.
Request a DCCS Professional for an Event
If you would like for one of our Mental Health Clinical Professionals to virtually attend an event, schedule a workshop, or present please submit a Clinical Counseling Services Event Request form. A confirmation of the event request will be emailed separately.
ACC is working hard to expand access to mental health care for its students. The Amplify Center, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Austin Community College, is a place for young adults aged 18-29 with more complex mental health needs. Services include mental health therapy, employment, and education support, connection to community resources, care navigation, and psychiatric consultation. If you feel your mental health needs are making it very difficult to meet your life goals, consider reaching out.
Students, faculty, and staff can learn more about enrolling in services by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 512-223-5095, or clicking the button below to visit our website to fill out a form and have a staff member contact you about enrollment.
During regular business hours
If your emergency occurs during operational hours, immediate assistance is available. Please come to the Student Services Office and let the front intake staff know you are experiencing a crisis.
In case of a mental health emergency occurring during non-operational hours, please call 911 or go directly to a hospital emergency room.
Information students share with counseling professionals are sensitive and personal in nature and therefore confidential.
This private information will not be shared or disclosed to anyone without your written permission on a “Release of Information” form. However, there are exceptions to confidentiality that you must become aware of before you begin a counseling relationship with a counselor. You can also discuss any concerns you may have regarding confidentiality on your first session with a counselor.
- 2-1-1 Texas – State and local resources for life issues, food, shelter, rent assistance, childcare, counseling and more.
- Austin Child Guidance – Provides parents with information and resources.
- Ulifeline – A resource for suicide prevention, drugs, and mental health.
- College skills workshops – ACC workshops cover topics for academic, career, and personal effectiveness.
- Guide to College Student Mental Health – A comprehensive guide to help college students identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.
- ACC Support Center community resource list – List of related community resources.