All-Licensed Staff Boosts TAMIU Counseling Service to New Level
When Joy Simpson, counselor in Texas A&M International University'
s Student Counseling Services (SCS), received her license as a professional
counselor in the state of Texas, she elevated her office to a unique level
Dr. Terence P. Hannigan, director, explained Simpson's accomplishment
means all full-time clinicians are now licensed. Adriana Blasco, also
a counselor, was licensed in 2003.
"This means we offer a high level of competency, recognized by
the State of Texas, to our students. We have a very dedicated and professional
staff who enjoy the work and can really make a difference to someone experiencing
difficulty," Hannigan said.
Dr. Hannigan said the Office can provide individual, couple, family
and group counseling to students, with sessions generally running about
"Going to college is a very stressful time for most people. You're
growing mentally and physically; your life is very different than when
you were in high school. While this is exciting, sometimes you might just
need someone to talk with, or help you make good choices," explained
He also stressed that college students of all ages are welcome and can
benefit from the University services.
Services are provided free of charge to students and are supported by
the student activity fees paid each semester. Some testing may require
a small fee.
For more information about Student Counseling Services, please contact
326.2230, visit offices in the Student Center, room 124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with evening
hours on Wednesday and Thursday until 8 p.m.
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and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information
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