Campus Wellness

Welcome to the Texas A&M International University Student Counseling Center (SCS).  Our goal is to empower students to be capable and competent adults while adjusting to the challenges and transistions of the University life, as well as helping faculty and staff function more effectively in their work with students.

SCS is supported by the student health fees paid each semester; therefore, counseling services are available to currently enrolled students and consultation services are offered to students, faculty and staff. As a TAMIU student, you have access to counseling services without additional charge. Our services are confidential to full limits provided by the law.

SCS provides short-term individual counseling services to help students address personal problems that interfere with their college academic success. Counselors can work with you to aid you in increasing self-awareness, improving self-confidence and acceptance, enhacing your ability to cope during changes and challenges, improving your decision making and communication abilities, and teaching you strategies to replace hurtful or self-defeating thoughts, feelings, and actions with healthy, adaptive alternatives.

If you are not sure what services might be best for you, please call to set up an apponintment at 956-326-2230. Due to the number of students seeking our services, appointments are preferred, however walk-ins are welcome.


Talking Listening Counseling 2014

TLC Presentation

TLC Anxiety - September 11, 2014

TLC Depression - October 16, 2014

TLC Suicide - November 6, 2014

All TLCs held from 12-1 p.m.
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 101


December 4th, 2014 -Donut Divas - Student Center Rotunda

Student Center Rotunda 12-1pm

Donut Divas

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Brought to TAMIU by Student Counseling Services 956-326-2230


Why do students come for counseling?

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with Disabilities
  • Goal Setting
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Family and Work Stressors
  • Interpersonal Relationship Problems
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Exploration of Values and Beliefs
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personal Assault
  • Social and Sexual Concerns
  • Self Defeating Behaviors
  • Self Esteem
  • Time Management
  • Loss and Grief
  • Identity Development
  • Writer's Block
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Culture Shock
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Roommate Conflicts
  • Self-awareness

Signs and Symptoms of Stress in Students

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Excessive Procrastination
  • Infrequent class attendance
  • Little or no work completed or poorly prepared work
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Frequent nightmares, especially after traumatic events
  • Pronounced irritability
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Lack of energy
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Bizarre or unusual behavior

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

  • Sadness lasting more than 2 weeks
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
  • Sleeping more (or less) than normal
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Loss of energy, feeling "slowed down"
  • Feelings of hopelessness, guilt, or worthlessness
  • Difficulty making decisions, or concentrating
  • Excessive crying or irritability

Pamphlets and Brochures

Stop by Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 138 to check out our Self-help Brochure Resource Library.

Community Resources

Texas A&M International University Community Stress Center 956-326-3120

Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Texas Migrant Council Marriage, Family, and Healthy Relationship Division 956-722-5174



Texas A&M International University – Student Counseling and Disability Services for Students

Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 138 – Phone: 326-2230

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100