Counseling and Safety

The safety and well-being of students at UTHSCT is the top priority for the development of a safe environment that is conducive to learning. Counseling services offered by the institution include:

Therapy Assistance Online

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a program that allows students to access web-based mental health resources and support. Meeting student mental health needs, TAO can be used as a purely self-guided tool or a low-intensity high-engagement therapy that combines mobile and online capabilities.

UT Tyler Counseling Center

Students at UTHSCT can access a variety of in-person services through contractual agreement with the counseling center at UT Tyler. Licensed mental health professionals provide students with individual and group counseling, crisis management, on-line self-help resources, physical and mental health promotion, and advocacy along with consultation. A mental health professional is also scheduled to make regular visits to UTSHCT.

Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is an interdepartmental committee with representatives from various departments. The team is organized to assist with concerns about students, faculty, staff or visitors who may be in distress. Students can get information about reporting a concern to the BIT by visiting


903-566-7254 – 24-hour / 7-day a week hotline


Students can call the UTHSCT Police Department for campus information or non-emergency concerns by calling 903-877-5297.