Individual and group counseling services are provided by graduate counseling
students in SMU’s Master of Science in Counseling Program, which prepares
individuals for professional practice as counselors. Experienced doctoral
licensed faculty and staff members direct the Center and supervise the graduate
The Center provides low- to no-cost counseling services. A sliding-fee
scale (with a maximum of $45 session) ensures that services are affordable to
all, regardless of circumstances. There is no charge for the intake
session. Currently, the Center takes payment in the
form of cash or check. The Center does not bill insurance, Medicaid, or
Hours of Operation
Tuesday & Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (last appointment at 6:30 p.m.)
Thursday - 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (last appointment at 6:30 p.m.)
The Center offers both daytime and evening appointments. To schedule an
appointment, call 972-473-3456. You will be scheduled for a screening/intake
appointment. After this appointment, you will either be paired with a
counselor-in-training or referred to another appropriate service agency. For guardians of minors, the screening/intake
appointment will be conducted without your children or teens. The Center does
not schedule or answer questions via email.
The Center offers bilingual counseling to Hispanic clients when there are
bilingual counseling students available.
The Center does not provide routine crisis counseling. Should a mental health
emergency ensue, please contact 9-1-1 for assistance or refer to our emergency-aid list for assistance.