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Counseling

Feeling stressed out? You're not alone. College can be fun, but it can also be very difficult to juggle school, work, family and friends.

Like most people, you probably know ways to cope with stress. But if you start feeling overwhelmed or anxious, seeing a college counselor can help you find practical solutions to personal and/or academic problems.

What Is Counseling?

Cedar Valley College recognizes that you’re a whole person – not just a student. Your academic success depends on your personal development and emotional health.

A professional counselor can help you identify, understand and develop skills to resolve your educational, career and personal issues. He or she will assist you in learning how to find your own pathway to success in college and in the workplace.

Our counselors are licensed professionals and are highly qualified specialists with master’s or doctoral degrees. They offer crisis intervention; brief, solution-focused counseling; and referrals to other agencies or services. They can provide educational and career guidance as well as individual and group personal counseling.

Community Mental Health Resources

In addition to our college counseling services, many community mental health resources are available to help you or other people you care about — for free or at a low cost.

 
 

Get help paying for community psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse services through the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.

  • 9441 LBJ Freeway, Suite 350
    Dallas, TX 75243
  • 214-366-9407
  • info@ntbha.org
 
Suicide & Crisis Center of
North Texas
  • 214-828-1000
National Veterans
Crisis Line
  • 800-237-8255
    (press 1)
National Domestic
Violence Hotline
  • 800-799-7233
National Sexual
Assault Hotline
  • 800-656-4673

Text 741741 from anywhere in the United States
to text with a trained crisis counselor.

 
 

As part of our commitment to our students and the community, My Community Services is an online directory to help you find the resources you need.

​CVC Counseling

We offer professional assistance to current students with personal, career and academic issues that may affect academic success and quality of life. Our counselors support student success in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere and help maintain a healthy campus learning environment.

Counseling services are FREE and available by appointment. We provide short-term personal counseling (3 to 5 sessions) and make referrals, when needed, for such concerns as:

  • Brief Solution-Focused Counseling (anger, depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • Conflicted Life Choices
  • Death or Loss
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Diversity Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disturbances
  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Test Anxiety

For services, please visit us in Building L (L108) or call 972-860-8119.

Crisis Situations

If your emergency occurs ON CAMPUS during operational hours:

  1. Go to Counseling Services Office in Building L, Room L108, or call 972-860-8119.
  2. Speak to a Cedar Valley College employee and ask them to contact a CVC crisis counselor for you.
  3. Go to F120A (Building F - Campus Police) or use your cell phone to contact the Cedar Valley College Police at 972-860-4290.

If your emergency occurs OFF CAMPUS and you are experiencing an actual mental health emergency and need immediate assistance:

  1. Call 911 and state that you are having a mental health crisis.
  2. Contact the ADAPT Community Solutions Crisis Line at 866-260-8000.
  3. Or contact the Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 214-828-1000.

Local Mental Health Authority

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA)
9441 LBJ Frwy, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75243
Crisis Phone: 866-260-8000 
Main Phone: 1-877-653-6363

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-8255

Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas
214-828-1000