Short-Term Individual Counseling

Business Hours:Monday thru Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pmAppointment-Scheduling hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm

Phone: (512) 471-3515 – Student Services Building 5th Floor

College life can often be challenging and stressful. Students can experience challenges in a number of different ways.

Many students feel anxious, depressed, confused, or overwhelmed at some point during their college experience and need help dealing with feelings or problems that seem beyond their control.

For college students, that help may come from friends, family, significant others, or mentors but in some cases, help is needed from a trained professional.

Counseling is a process that can help people identify more effective strategies to cope with difficult situations and achieve their goals. While some people who seek counseling have chronic emotional difficulties, most are dealing with normal life events and are simply in need of an objective listener – someone who doesn't judge and who can help them see new alternatives.

Short-Term Individual Counseling Services at CMHC

Currently enrolled UT students are eligible to receive services through CMHC. However, eligibility to individual counseling services may vary due to severity, appropriateness of services, and availability of resources.

CMHC offers short-term individual counseling services.

A BART (Brief Assessment and Referral Team) counselor will help you determine which services are available and most appropriate. Students might be scheduled with a counselor at CMHC or they may be referred to an off-campus counselor.

Off-campus counselors offer more flexibility for students to be seen more frequently or long-term and are also able to provide more specialized services.

Whether you call or come by CMHC to make an appointment, a BART (Brief Assessment and Referral Team) counselor will talk with you, gather some information about you (e.g.

, name, phone number, whether you have been to CMHC before), briefly assess your needs, and make treatment recommendation(s) their professional opinion and in collaboration with you.

Counseling services are provided by licensed psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors.

Services may also be provided by other mental health professionals, some of whom are in training. All professionals-in-training are supervised by licensed staff.

Information you share during contact with CMHC will be treated with the strictest confidentiality as allowed by law.

In accordance with ethical and legal standards, this information will not be disclosed to anyone without your written consent, except in very specific circumstances as required by law. Counseling records are entirely separate from your academic record.

Learn About Confidentiality at CMHC


Who Can Benefit From Counseling?
When to Seek Counseling
What Happens During my Counseling Appointment?
What if I Have To Cancel My Appointment?
How to Get the Most Your Counseling Experience
Community Counseling/Mental Health Resources Off-Campus

Who can benefit from counseling?

Just about anyone can benefit. No problem is too big or small.

Listed below are just a few examples of some common concerns which bring students to CMHC:

  • Symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • College adjustment issues such as homesickness, academic problems, and long-distance relationships
  • Interpersonal difficulties, including roommate conflicts, family problems, romantic relationship concerns, problems with assertiveness, and other issues
  • Bereavement and grief related to the loss of a loved one (such as relationship breakups, deaths, parental divorce, or other major losses)
  • Questions/confusion about identity, self-image, sexuality, gender, or religious concerns
  • Concerns about body image, food, eating, or weight, as well as treatment for eating disorders
  • Experience with sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, abuse, or other trauma
  • Thoughts of suicide, death, or hurting others
  • Behaviors that can be harmful to you, drug or alcohol abuse or cutting

Our counselors are trained to intervene or provide support for a countless number of issues, far too many to list in any comprehensive way. While counseling might be helpful in numerous situations, there are some conditions in which we would strongly encourage you to seek counseling services:

  • You are unhappy on most days or feel a sense of hopelessness
  • You worry excessively or are constantly on edge
  • You are unable to concentrate on your schoolwork or other activities
  • You are unable to sleep at night or constantly feel tired
  • You have experienced a change in your appetite or your weight
  • You have experienced a loss (e.g., a relationship breakup, a parent's death)
  • You have increased your use of alcohol or other drugs (including cigarettes)
  • You feel overwhelmed by what is going on in your life
  • You are having thoughts about hurting yourself or someone else

Define your goals. Think about what you would to get counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress. Take time before each session to consider your expectations for that session. Self-exploration and change involve hard work, and sometimes painful feelings are stirred up in the process of healing. Counselors are trained to pay close attention to these issues and will probably encourage you to discuss these feelings openly.

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Ask questions. Ask questions about the counseling process, any methods used by the counselor, or about any other services at CMHC. Your counselor is there to assist you.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the “real world,” so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience.

What Happens During My Counseling Appointment?

If you and a BART counselor determine that individual counseling at CMHC is the treatment recommendation that best meets your needs, you will then be offered the first available appointment that matches your schedule.

If you have particular counselor preferences, this might increase the time you have to wait for your first appointment. Your appointment will usually be scheduled within a few days to a few weeks.

(Please note that if you are in need of immediate help, inform our staff so that we can connect you to the appropriate CMHC resources immediately.)

Depending upon the appointment type we schedule, you may be asked to arrive 30 minutes early to complete paperwork. It is important that you arrive promptly in order to allow sufficient time to complete the necessary paperwork. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule.

The paperwork includes a demographic and clinical history form, treatment agreement, consent to treatment, and a notice of privacy practices. Your counselor will obtain information about your current concerns, relevant history and goals.

Your counselor also will review relevant CMHC policies and procedures, such as confidentiality.

For subsequent or follow-up sessions, you will meet with your counselor for 45-minutes, weekly for a specified period of time. If you would additional counseling beyond what CMHC can provide, then we will work with you to find a counselor in the Austin community.

Early on, you will work with your counselor to set goals for your counseling sessions. Establishing clear goals will provide direction as well as help you to monitor your progress in counseling.

If you have any questions or concerns about the counseling process, don't hesitate to bring these up with your counselor, who will be pleased to discuss them with you.

The exact direction of your counseling experience will depend on the issues you bring into counseling, your counselor's perspective, and the goals you set for your work together.

What if I Have to Cancel My Appointment?

Call the front desk at (512) 471-3515 as soon as possible after you become aware that you cannot come to your appointment. You can leave a message on the voice mail if you are calling outside of business hours. There is a $25 fee for missed or canceled appointments that are NOT canceled 24 hours in advance of your appointment.

How to communicate with my counselor between sessions

Secure Messaging: By clicking on the My CMHC to login and send your counselor a secure message. This is a secure and confidential way to communicate with your counselor. CMHC staff does not respond to messages sent via regular email. To insure consistent communication keep your e-mail current with the University.

Learn more about Secure Messaging


Online Counselling Schedule, Seat Allotment


DTE MP Counselling 2019 check MP Online Admission Counselling 2019: The Directorate of Technical Education, Madhya Pradesh will soon announce the Counselling process and important dates.

MP Online Counselling 2019 will take as per a proper Counselling Schedule. The Directorate of Technical Education, Madhya Pradesh is responsible for conducting various UG/PG Courses Counselling for providing admission into various Technical Courses.

Students who want to get admission in Technical Courses are required to register for Online Counselling.

Students can get admission in various Government and Private Institutes after the Counselling process. Candidates are required to Apply Online for MP Online Off-Campus Counselling 2019.

All of you can apply for Counselling process from the official website of MP Online.

The process of Counselling is a 5 Step process and the candidates are required to follow these steps in order to get admission.

DTE MP Counselling 2019

The MP Online Counselling process contains Online Registration, Document Verification, Choice Preference, Payment of Tuition Fee, Allotment and Admission. In this article, we are providing you complete Course Wise Counselling process.

Therefore all the students can view and check step by step process of MP Online Counselling 2019. There is various UG/PG Courses for which the Directorate of Technical Education, Madhya Pradesh conducts Counselling process.

You can check the all UG/PG Technical Courses Counselling process and important in the following section.

According to past year, the process of Counselling starts from the month of June. You need to first register yourself for MP Online Admission Counselling.

In the following section, step by step process of Counselling, Important Dates, Documents required at the time of reporting are updated.

So please read the article carefully and get detailed information about DTE MP Counselling 2019.

The Directorate of Technical Education, Madhya Pradesh has released the notification for the Counselling process. Candidates can check the notification for Counselling process. You are required to visit the official website.

Link of official website is available below. Therefore the candidates can use the following provided direct/official link to get detailed information about DTE MP Counselling.

Also, check step by step process to appear for Counselling process.

Step by Step Process of DTE MP Online Counselling 2019

  • The candidates are required to follow the below steps in order to appear for MP Online Counselling.
  • First of all, the candidates are required to register themselves.
  • After the registration process, the document verification round will organize.
  • After the document verification, the candidates need to fill Online Preference/Choice Filling and Part Payment of Tuition Fee.
  • Now the process of Seat Allotment will take place.
  • After the seat allotment, the candidates are required to report to allotted institute and go through the document in order to get admission.

Flow Chart:-

Candidates who will qualify the entrance test need to appear for Counselling process in order to get admission in various Technical Courses. The details of Courses are available at below. The Process of Counselling will be done in 2/3 rounds. If you will not satisfy with allotment, you can use next round of Counselling.

MP Online Course Wise Counselling Schedule & Rulebook 2019

Counselling for Graduate Programme Counselling Schedule Rulebook
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Available Soon Available Soon
Lateral Entry B.E./B.Pharma. Available Soon Available Soon
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) Available Soon Available Soon
Bachelor of Engineering Part Time (B.E PT) Available Soon Available Soon
Bachelor/Diploma of Pharmacy (B.Pharm/D.Pharm) Available Soon Available Soon
Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) Available Soon Available Soon
Counselling for Post Graduate Programme Counselling Schedule Rulebook
Lateral Entry MCA Available Soon Available Soon
MBA Full Time Available Soon Available Soon
MBA Part Time Available Soon Available Soon
MCA Available Soon Available Soon
Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) Available Soon Available Soon
MTech Available Soon Available Soon
M.Tech Part Time Available Soon Available Soon
Counselling for Diploma Programme Counselling Schedule Rulebook
Lateral Entry (ITI to Diploma) Available Soon Available Soon
Diploma Non PPT Available Soon Available Soon
Diploma PPT Available Soon Available Soon
Counselling for Integrated Programme Counselling Schedule Rulebook
Integrated MBA Available Soon Available Soon
Integrated MCA Available Soon Available Soon

DTE MP Counselling Process 2019

Step by Step process of Registration

  • Candidates are required to visit the official website of MP Online i.e.
  • After landing on Official Page, candidates are required to select a course for which they want to get admission.
  • Now click on “Go For Counselling”.

Verification of Documents

To appear for the Counselling process, the candidates are required to take all the necessary documents to the venue where the Counselling take place and verify the documents. Candidates are required to bring following documents for verification:

  • Counseling Allotment Letter.
  • Original certificates of 10th and 12th, Graduation.
  • Transfer Certificate.
  • Caste certificate.
  • Income Certificate.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Passport size photo

Choice Filling and Part Payment of Tuition Fee

Candidates will select at least one or more available courses/institutes as per preliminary selection. Candidates are required to fill the institutes choices according as per your choice.

You have to fill registration details. Please make sure the details are correct. Later you can edit details before payment.

In order to choice filling, the candidates are required to pay some amount of tuition fees.

MP Online Allotment 2019

In the Allotment process, a Merit List will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying exam. The Merit List will be released by the Department of Technical Education, Madhya Pradesh.

As per Rank obtained by the candidates, candidates will be provided Allotment Letter. In the allotment letter, a seat will be reserved for candidate or a seat will be provided in their desired institute.

Admission to the Allotted Institutes

After proving the allotment letter, the candidates are required to report to allotted institute within given dates. Candidates are required to bring document for verification. After the process, the candidates will get admission in their desired course/institute.

DTE MP Counselling Fees

To participate for DTE MP Counselling 2019, you are required to pay Counselling Fees. You may pay Counselling Fees Online (Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking) and Offline through Bank Challan.

Counselling Fee Rs. 400
Part Tuition Fee Rs. 1,000
Portal Fee Rs. 130
Total Rs 1530

Time Table for Part Time Polytechnic Courses and NRI Counselling Schedule has released. Candidates can check the Part Time Polytechnic Part Time Time and NRI Counselling Schedule. Check by using the direct link provided below…

The DTE MP Counselling 2019 Schedule for various Courses has releaseased. Candidates can check out the Counselling Schedule at authorized website. All of you need to check the Counselling Schedule for appearing in Counselling process. Candidates can also check the Counselling Schedule by using following quick links.

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For more detailed Counselling Schedule, you have to regular visit the official website. Check the fresh information at the official web page as well as here.

DTE MP Online Counselling Schedule 2019

Activities  Important Dates
Online Registration Starts from June/ July 2019
Document Verification start from June/ July 2019
Login for Choice Filling In June/ July 2019
Display of Merit List July 2019
Print Allotment Letter In July 2019
Reporting to Institution July 2019
Registration for 2nd Round Counseling July 2019
Document Verification In July 2019
Login for Choice Filling for 2nd Round Counselling July 2019
Display of Merit List (2nd Round) July 2019
Print Allotment Letter August 2019
Reporting to Institution Aug 2019

Now here we have provided the detailed information about DTE MP Counselling 2019. So the candidates who are going to take admission in UG, PG and Diploma Courses need to ready for Counselling process. Step by Step process for MP Online Counselling 2019 has provided here. In case of any query or suggestion, you can directly contact us by using the commenting box. For the academic year 2019-20, DTE MP Counselling Schedule 2019 will be released soon. Please be with for regular updates,


What is Counselling?

See also: Counselling Approaches

Many people will, at some point in their lives, find themselves in the role of a counsellor without having a true understanding of the concept of counselling or what the role of the professional counsellor entails.

There is a big difference between a professional counsellor and a person who uses some counselling skills as part of their role, for example as a friend or colleague. A professional counsellor is a highly-trained individual who is able to use a different range of counselling approaches with their clients.

This page defines and introduces the concept of counselling and the role of a counsellor, as well as the skills required.

'Counselling' can be a confusing term.

It often has different meanings for different people.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary (9th Edition) gives at least two definitions of counselling, which appear to be conflicting, adding to potential confusion:

“give advice to (a person) on social or personal problems, especially professionally.”


“the process of assisting and guiding clients, especially by a trained person on a professional basis, to resolve especially personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties.”

As a simpler definition, the UK’s NHS website defines counselling as:

“A talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.”

There are therefore a number of aspects to counselling. For example, it is important that the counsellor is trained. It is also important that the process is about helping you to find ways to deal with your problems, rather than giving advice or telling you what to do.

There are a number of things that it is generally agreed that counselling is, and a number of others that it is not.

Counselling is:

  • The process that occurs when a client and counsellor set aside time to explore difficulties which may include the stressful or emotional feelings of the client.

  • The act of helping the client to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view-point. This can enable the client to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour, with a goal of facilitating positive change.

  • A relationship of trust. Confidentiality is paramount to successful counselling. Professional counsellors will usually explain their policy on confidentiality. They may, however, be required by law to disclose information if they believe that there is a risk to life.

Counselling is not:

  • Giving advice.
  • Being judgemental.
  • Attempting to sort out the problems of the client.

  • Expecting or encouraging a client to behave as the counsellor would behave if confronted with a similar problem in their own life.
  • Getting emotionally involved with the client.

  • Looking at a client’s problems from your own perspective, your own value system.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

‘Psychotherapy’ and ‘counselling’ are very similar, but not exactly the same. Both describe a process of helping someone to come to terms with and work out solutions to their problems.

However, they vary in the approach used, and underpinning model and thinking.

  • Counselling is a helping approach that highlights the emotional and intellectual experience of a client: how a client is feeling and what they think about the problem they have sought help for.

  • Psychotherapy, however, is based in the psychodynamic approach—it encourages the client to go back to their earlier experiences and explore how these experiences affect their current ‘problem’.

A psychotherapist, therefore, helps the client to become conscious of experiences which they were previously unaware of. Counsellors, however, are less ly to be concerned with the past experiences of the client and are generally trained in a humanistic approach, using techniques from client-centred therapy.

See our page: Counselling Approaches for more information about different approaches to counselling, including psychodynamic, humanist and behavioural.

The Role of the Counsellor

First and foremost, counsellors need to be aware that no two people are a.

No two people understand the same language in the same way; their understanding will always be linked to their personal experience of the world. The role of the counsellor, therefore, is to help the client to develop their own understanding of their situation.

They will enable the client to explore aspects of their life and feelings, by talking openly and freely.

Talking this is rarely possible with family or friends, who are ly to be emotionally involved and have opinions and biases that may affect the discussion.

Talking to a counsellor gives clients the opportunity to express difficult feelings such as anger, resentment, guilt and fear in a confidential environment.

The counsellor may encourage the client to examine parts of their lives that they may have found difficult or impossible to face before. There may be some exploration of early childhood experiences to throw some light on why an individual reacts or responds in certain ways in given situations. This is often followed by considering ways in which the client may change such behaviours.

Good counselling should reduce the client’s confusion, allowing them to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in their attitude and/or behaviour. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable the client to make their own choices, reach their own decisions and act upon them.

Counselling Skills

There are a number of skills that are required by counsellors. Perhaps the most important are good communication skills.

Counsellors need to be particularly able to listen effectively, giving their full attention to the client. They need to be aware of body language and other non-verbal communication. Clients will often communicate far more non-verbally than verbally, so this is an important area of skill.

Questioning is an important skill for counsellors, just as it is in coaching.

Counsellors use questioning both to improve their understanding (as a form of clarification), and also as an active way to help expose the client’s feelings and emotions.

They will also use reflection to show that they have heard the client, and to validate the client’s feelings and words.

Counsellors also need to be able to build a certain amount of rapport with their client, but not to an extent that would allow them to become emotionally involved.

They also need to be empathetic. This means that they are aware of their client’s feelings and emotions. Empathy goes beyond being sympathetic (which is basically feeling sorry for someone), because the root of the word means to ‘feel with’.

Empathy therefore means that the counsellor understands how the clients feels and can therefore ask appropriate questions and lead the client to positive conclusions.

The nature of empathy is rooted in helping others, and particularly in empowering them to help themselves, so this is an essential skill area for counsellors.

See our page: What is Empathy? for more.

A final thought

coaching, counselling is rooted in the principle that individuals can help themselves, provided that they receive the right kind of support.

A counsellor is not there to tell their clients what to do, or how to do it, but to help them work out for themselves what they are going do, and the best approach to take. It is, therefore, very individual and person-centred, and those who provide counselling need to remember that above all.



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