A&M-CC offers mental-health counseling for students

Posted at 10:27 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 12:59:52-04

College students are beginning to feel some stress as the start of the Fall semester gets closer, and may find themselves in need of resources and support.

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Counseling Center wants to make sure that students are connected and know how and where to find resources to meet their mental-health needs.

"We are offering individual counseling, group counseling, we are offering workshops that students can attend right now,” said associated director Claudia Ayala. “Everything is online so we are doing tele-mental health so we can set students upend do a video session with their counselor."

Students aren't only dealing with the pandemic, but some want to be a part of the solution for social justice or they're feeling uncertainty and mixed emotions about the Fall semester.

"People can feel hurt, angry and upset and at the same time they are dealing with a pandemic and that you have online classes or that you have a quiz today," Ayala said.

The university's counseling center sees students for all kinds of reasons.

"Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, so all of those things are happening right now," she said.

"I think it’s awesome especially during this time,” said student Amedeo Corona. “Everyone needs help with certain things. People need to talk to people about the situation?"

Enrolled students do not have to pay for the tele-health services and they can utilize 15 sessions throughout the school year.

"So we encourage people to utilize the resources that are out there to get the help that they need," Ayala said.