SMU Counseling Services joins the rest of the SMU community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the death of George Floyd and the countless other killings of black and brown people all across our nation. For many in our University community, these deaths are intensely personal. After experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of intense feelings and emotions, such as shock, numbing, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness and/or guilt. SMU Counseling Services is committed to providing care for all of our students who have been impacted by these recent traumas.
To connect with a SMU counselor, contact us at 214-768-2277 between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
If you are in crisis or experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 214-768-2277 and press 2 to speak to an on-call counselor 24/7.
The mission of SMU Counseling Services is to offer SMU students a broad range of outpatient services, which are confidential and sensitive to issues of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious preference, and disabilities. All counseling sessions are free and covered under the Health Services Fee.
Counseling Services promotes healthy student development and functioning via a comprehensive and collaborative approach to treatment. Counseling Services staff work closely together to provide four different levels of care: proactive/preventative education, evaluation, brief psychotherapy, and psychiatric consultation. In addition to the clinical services provided, counseling services staff also serve an integral function within the university community through involvement in various other aspects of student life and development including, but not limited to, teaching undergraduate courses, advising student organizations, participating in student affairs committees, implementing psycho-educational presentations & programs, and training doctoral-level psychology interns.