This ministry is about more than closing the gap between student need and the UT CMHC’s capacity. It is also vital to the health of our ministry. Each year, our students face greater pressures, academic and social. Our Counseling Center helps students receive care before a struggle becomes a crisis.
Beginning this fall, we are partnering with the Seminary of the Southwest’s Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to place three graduate student interns at the ESC. These interns, supervised by Maria Spellings, Ph.D., LPC-S, Assistant Prof. of Counselor Education, will augment the efforts of our in-house counselor, Rebekah Johns, LPC-Associate, to offer our services to the wider campus
At present, our one in-house counselor is able to see 18-25 students per week. With enough funding, we could be serving as many as 75-100 students per week starting today. That's an increase of 300 to 400%. However, 75% of our operations budget is already going toward the counseling center. To reach our ministerial potential, we need the sustained support of generous individuals who believe in the importance of our work on the UT campus. We need you!
A gift of $1200 will sustain an average student’s counseling needs over an academic year. A gift of $5000 will fund our counseling center operations for one month. A gift of any amount takes us closer to endowing this work, and sustaining this life-giving ministry far into the future.