Mental Health Counseling

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.

COVID-19 Update

We know this is a difficult time for many. During these unprecedented times for our school, our city and the world, ACC’s commitment to the well-being of our students is stronger than ever. In order to best meet the needs of our students, ACC District Clinical Counseling Services now provides online counseling for enrolled ACC students. There will be no in-person counseling until further notice due to COVID-19 safety measures. We are aware that there are anxieties and challenges that we are all moving through in these times. As we navigate the impact of COVID-19, ACC District Clinical Counseling Services is working to support your mental health needs today and helping us all emerge from this pandemic stronger tomorrow. For a referral to mental health clinical services please submit a District Clinical Counseling Services Request.

Please note that 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.

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Crisis Intervention

How do I get help?

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.