Common Concerns

Students may seek therapy for a wide array of concerns. The most common concerns include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Test-taking/academic distress
  • Relationship problems
  • Work problems

Student and House Staff Mental Health Service

The Student and House Staff Mental Health Service provides up to 12 free on-campus psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology sessions with Baylor College of Medicine doctoral level faculty psychiatrists and psychologists each academic year. These services, which also include individual psychotherapy as well as relationship/couple’s therapy, are only available to Baylor students, residents and fellows, are confidential and are not reported to administrative personnel or anyone else at Baylor.

Schedule an Intake

To schedule an intake for psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, call (713) 798-4881.

To schedule an intake for psychotherapy only, email student-help@bcm.edu.

WellConnect

WellConnect provides a 24/7 hotline for crisis counseling. Baylor students and people living in their homes may receive up to five sessions per academic year of free psychotherapy provided by a licensed master’s level clinician in the community. Learn more about WellConnect and register.

All WellConnect calls are answered by a licensed mental health professional, and the staff of the Student and House Mental Health Service is well trained in their triage process. If the triage process identifies an emergency situation, callers are encouraged to seek emergency care through calling 911 or going to a hospital immediately.

Which Service Is Right for You?

The questions below provide a guide to help you determine which service is right for you.

How immediate is the mental health concern?
If there is a crisis, call WellConnect’s 24/7 crisis number.

Would you like to be seen by Baylor faculty?
If you would like to be seen by Baylor faculty in a confidential service, you can access the Student and House Staff Mental Health Service.

If you would like to be seen by providers not associated with Baylor, contact WellConnect.

Would you like to be seen on-site?
On-site services are provided by the Student and House Staff Mental Health Service.

Would you like to be seen by a doctoral-level provider?
Student and House Staff Mental Health Service providers are Baylor faculty with M.D.’s and Ph.D.’s.

Would you like to see a psychiatrist for psychopharmacology?
The Student and House Staff Mental Health Service offers psychopharmacology.

Is your primary concern related to alcohol and/or drug abuse or an eating disorder?
WellConnect provides services related to these concerns.

Is someone in your home struggling with mental health concerns?
WellConnect is available to non-Baylor students who live with you.

Have you used up your 12 free sessions at the Student and House Staff Mental Health Service?
You can receive five additional sessions through WellConnect.

Are you on the waitlist to receive psychotherapy at the Student and House Staff Mental Health Service?
You can receive five psychotherapy sessions through WellConnect while you are waiting.

It is important to note that you cannot receive psychotherapy through a WellConnect provider and a Student and House Staff Mental Health Service clinician at the same time. Only one mental health service can be used at a time.