PARENTS & GUARDIANS
Parents and guardians of TCU students can contact the Center during regular business hours to discuss any relevant concerns about a student. We can provide advice on how to approach a student in need, discuss any appropriate plans of action, and give information about possible referrals.
Due to state and federal law, we may not disclose whether a student (over the age 18) is a client of ours without a signed release of information. If you want information about a student’s progress in therapy, we suggest you speak with that student directly, or ask them to sign a release of information. In addition, we do not have the authority to mandate that students seek our services or solicit individuals to seek counseling.
If you are interested in speaking with a counselor, please call our office at 817-257-7863. If there is an emergency after hours, please call the Campus police at 817-257-7777 or dial 911.
Top questions the Counseling & Mental Health Center receives from families.
You can encourage your student to call us at 817-257-7863 or come by during our drop-in clinic hours. For 1st appointments (non-crisis), students can come by Monday – Friday from 9:00am-11:30am and from 1:00-3:30pm. Students are assigned to a counselor after they attend an initial session. In case of an emergency, a crisis counselor is available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. If there is an emergency after hours, please call Campus Police at 817-257-7777 or dial 911. We do not have the authority to mandate that any student seek our services, and we cannot solicit individuals to seek counseling.
There are no fees for students to visit with a counselor or psychiatrist, services are covered by the cost of tuition.
Students over the age of 18 must sign a release of information before mental health professionals can discuss confidential information such as attendance and treatment progress. If you want information about a student’s therapy, we suggest you speak with that student directly, or ask him/her to sign a release of information. Proper authorities will be contacted if a student appears in danger of harm to self or others.
You can call Campus Life at 817-257-7926. A Dean of Students will be able to assist your student in getting the support that they need either through the Counseling & Mental Health Center, or other support services on campus.
Low motivation, weight loss, weight gain, insomnia, fatigue, low energy, low self-esteem, feeling hopeless, poor concentration, guilt, indecisiveness, mood swings, thoughts and/or attempts of self-harm, abrupt changes in normal behavior.
Apprehensions, obsessions, worries, fear of losing control, fear of dying, dissociative responses, shortness of breath, increased heart rate, chills, chest pains or discomfort, smothering sensations, trembling or shaking, nausea or abdominal distresses, numbness, agoraphobia.
Eating behaviors that are different from friends and family, panic about gaining weight, feeling fat even though thin, menstrual periods that do not occur regularly, daily obsessions about food, loss of 15% or more of ideal body weight, uncontrollable binges of eating large amounts of food, a habit of vomiting after eating, using laxatives to control weight, playing games with food and food rituals, believing that diet books and calorie counting are overly important, feeling guilty about eating food, fasting to control weight, wanting to be the thinnest person among friends, taking diet pills to control weight, and lying about eating.
You can contact our office at 817-257-7863 and we can provide names of providers in the community whose offices are near TCU.