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UST to Provide Low-Cost Mental Health Counseling Services to Greater Houston Community

The University of St. Thomas will provide low-cost ($5-20 per session) mental health counseling services to the greater Houston community through its Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Training Clinic starting in late August 2021.

Published statistics show that 53% of Americans, up from 33%, experience an increase in worry and stress from the coronavirus, which has left a negative impact on their mental health. Finding an available therapist has been difficult for some.

Responding to this crisis last year, UST’s CMHC Training Clinic offered free mental health counseling to teachers, health care workers and first responders through its "Healing our Heroes" Initiative.

This year, CMHC Training Clinic director Dr. Grant Sasse said, “The ‘Healing our Heroes’ Initiative has now ended, but this clinic is still going strong. While we will continue to prioritize services for first responders, medical professionals and K-12 teachers, we are now expanding our counseling services to the greater Houston community.”

In-Person or Tele-Mental Health Video Conferencing Available

The Clinic will offer the sessions either in-person on UST’s campus or through HIPAA-compliant tele-mental health video conferencing. All services available are confidential and meet the Code of Ethics established by the American Counseling Association and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, call 713-525-3879. This voicemail is confidential and is checked regularly, so leave a message with a contact number and the Clinic will reach out to you right away to schedule an appointment.