Student Health and Wellness

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TAMUK Student Counseling Services

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Our Mission

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Counseling Service’s future is defined and driven by an unwavering commitment to our students, faculty, and the structures that will foster their success. Such a commitment is founded on the overarching principles of the institution’s vision, mission, values, and core goals.

Our Vision

To provide professional psychological services directed towards assisting students in realizing, developing, and reaching their personal potential in order that they might succeed in their occupational role of being a student, maximally benefit from the educational environment, and continue to succeed in life-long tasks of their career development.

Counseling Services promote student growth in the areas of positive and realistic self-appraisal, intellectual development, appropriate personal and occupational choices, the ability to relate meaningfully and mutually with others, and the capacity to engage in a personally satisfying and effective lifestyle.

Student Counseling Services In-person  and Tele-Mental Health Services (TMH)

Counseling Services offers a wide range of free and confidential personal, psychological, academic, and career services to currently enrolled students at the main campus both in-person and through telehealth.  Students currently enrolled at the Weslaco, Harlingen, RELLIS sites, online, and dual enrollment may access services through telehealth. In addition to individual and group counseling, we offer student-centered programming on topics relating to personal growth and development as well as crisis management and referral. Clinical assessment(s) and/or screening(s) may be administered by counseling services to optimize treatment planning. All counseling sessions are confidential to the full limits provided by the law. There is no set limit or requirement to the number of sessions that one may attend. Consultation services may be provided to the TAMUK community staff and administrators regarding the mental health concerns of students.

Student Counseling Services offers both face-to-face and tele-mental health counseling appointments between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday when the university campus is open.  Tele-mental health is delivered through the HIPAA secure platform ZOOM.

Counseling appointments may be scheduled by calling:

  • Counseling Services, Reception Desk 361.593.5080
  • Student Health and Wellness Main Number 361-593-3991

You may also call a Professional Counselor to schedule a counseling appointment

  • Synthia Garza, M.A., LPC, BC-THP - 361-593-3421
  • Cory Martin, M.S., LPC, LCDC, BC-THP - 361-593-3397   
  • Lindsey Sanchez, M.S., LPC-Associate - 361.593.3492  
  • Kristen Perez, M.A., LPC-Associate - 361.593.5081 
  • Andrew Gregg, M.S., LPC-Associate - 361.593.4232                

Eligibility to Receive Tele-Mental Health Services:

  • Currently enrolled in classes at TAMUK and Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy as well the Weslaco, Harlingen, RELLIS sites, online, and dual enrollment.
  • The student must be in the state of Texas at the time of service delivery
  • Ability to connect to a meeting online through ZOOM
    • Access to the internet
    • Access to a confidential location

Confirmation of your identity and location will be confirmed at the beginning of each tele-mental health counseling session.

Please note: Upon the initial counseling intake session you and your counselor will determine if tele-mental health services are appropriate to address your specific need.   Specific instances where tele-mental health may not be appropriate include but are not limited to current suicidal or homicidal ideation, moderate to severe mental health disorders, and/or unsuitable technological capability.  If the need for direct, in-person services is more appropriate, you may be referred to an outside agency or provider and may be responsible for any financial obligations incurred. 

Emergency Information:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call or text 988 or chat

Coastal Plains Crisis Hotline - 800-841-6467

Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

University Police Department - 361-593-2611

Kingsville Police Department - 911 or 361-595-8500


Once an appointment is made with your counselor, you will receive an email entitled “Student Health and Wellness ZOOM MEETING” with a link to the ZOOM Meeting, Meeting ID, and Password.  ***You will need this information to connect to ZOOM on the date and time of your appointment.                                           

You will also receive a link to our intake portal, Titanium, to fill out the intake forms prior to your Tele-Mental Health appointment that is required to receive tele-mental health services. 

Please contact your counselor at the phone numbers listed above if you have questions, concerns, or issues connecting through ZOOM.

We look forward to serving you!

Have a safe and healthy semester. 

Renée E. Weiss Ed.D., LCDC, LPC-S, BC-THP
Director, Student Counseling Services

Pronouns: She/Her (Learn more)

Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Student Health and Wellness

(Physical address) 1210 N. Retama Street

(Mailing address) 700 University Blvd, MSC 112

Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202P. (361) 593-4471

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