Program of Care
Program of Care
The Baylor Counseling Center is equipped to provide assistance for the emergent concerns of our students. We provide a continuum of care for students by staff clinicians (psychologists, licensed social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors) who work towards delivering the best services that will address your concerns.
The Walk_In Clinc: The Walk-In Clinic is the first point of entry for every student who comes to the Counseling Center for the first time. You will receive an Initial Assessment which will be conducted by a clinician who is equipped to listen to your concerns and assess what level of care that is the best for you.
The Walk in Clinic is still open, just looks a little different. Due to the Pandemic all Initial Assessments will be completed over the phone.
The Walk-In Clinic is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The following services are provided via Tele Behavioral Health currently. Other services may resume in the fall following CDC guidelines. Will keep services updated on BUCC website. Please call if you have any questions. Continuum of Care
Consultation Services: We provide consultation services that can help you with strategies for aiding a student to connect with the Counseling Center. We provide these services with those concerned about a student. We are open to speaking to parents, friends, staff and faculty about a range of issues, including: Strategies for helping a student connect with the Counseling Center or another on-campus support; concerns about a particular student who might be experiencing emotional distress or struggling with mental health struggles; concerns about the impact of an individual’s distressing behaviors on others or referrals to other community mental health providers and services
Therapist Assisted Online (TAO): TAO is a new level of care that the Counseling Center is providing for you. TAO may be for you if you are dealing with mild depression or mild anxiety and have a busy schedule, difficulty getting to the Counseling Center and want a more “low intensity but high engagement approach that fits your life style and needs better than traditional face-to-face therapy.” It is a combination of interactive education modules that provide skills and strategies that you can do online and can practice during the week while your clinician monitors your progress and meets with you weekly through a secure video conferencing tool. For more information come to the Walk-In Clinic and talk to a clinician.
Individual Therapy: We often see students at the Counseling Center on an individual basis to address a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, academic problems, coping with loss, and eating disorders to name a few. The clinician will initially assess your concerns and collaborate with you on a treatment plan for short term therapy, and usually meet with you on are regular basis for 45-50 minutes.
Couples Therapy: Students are eligible for couples counseling provided that at least one person in the couple is a Baylor student (has paid the student services fee). In couples counseling you are taught to deal more effectively with conflict, family issues, adjusting to marriage and other concerns that can enrich the quality of your relationship.
Trauma Recovery Services: We have a treatment team of professional clinicians trained specifically in trauma recovery. We provide confidential
services that are safe and supportive to help the trauma survivor as they sort through their options and begin healing.
Addictive Behavior Services: Staff can meet with you individually for various types of addictive behavior concerns: substance abuse, pornography, gaming, and gambling to name a few. In addition, we provide groups to support both men and women dealing with these concerns.
Dietitian Services: Regina Mastin, a licensed and registered dietitian, provides medical nutrition therapy for students. If you have a nutrition related diagnosis such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, anemia, gastrointestinal disorders, high cholesterol or high blood pressure, food allergies, as well as struggling with disordered eating, you may benefit from nutritional counseling as well. Nutrition counseling includes an assessment of current nutritional status, evaluation of current dietary intake, need for dietary modifications and education on appropriate diet.
Eating Concerns: Erin McGinty, is a licensed LPC and a specialist in the area of Eating Disorders and other eating concerns. Besides seeing students individually and in a group setting, she also leads the clinical treatment team for eating concerns which addresses the nutritional, medical and therapeutic aspects of the student. Erin will also help a student transition to a more intensive level of care if needed. In addition, she will consult with university partners to support and educate the campus community about Eating Disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues as well.