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Counseling Center

Counseling Center

Counseling Center

The LCU Counseling Center provides professional, confidential services for a variety of personal, relational and academic concerns for Lubbock Christian University students, faculty, staff, and dependents.  Anyone seeking counseling services is entitled to an intake or consultation counseling session free of charge. After the initial session, each subsequent session will be $10 each. Payment can be made with cash, check, or credit/debit card. The Counseling Center does not accept insurance. The staff of the Counseling Center may suggest or make referrals for circumstances that require intensive, long-term care. The client will be financially responsible for any outside help, referred or otherwise. The Counseling Center staff adheres to the ethical standards of their respective professions and to state and federal laws relating to confidentiality.

Our counselors can help with issues related to:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Relationships and Breakups
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Grief
  • Recovery from Abuse
  • Academic Concerns
  • Sexual Concerns
  • Family Problems
  • Homesickness
  • Depression
  • Future Goals
  • Alcohol and Drugs

The LCU Counseling Center focuses on helping students function and develop in the stimulating and stressful environment of college. Problems range in intensity from relatively mild distress to severe and chronic psychological disorders.

Both consultation and counseling are confidential. No information about the students we see or the concerns they discuss is entered on an official college record or released to others without the student's prior written consent.

Sessions typically last no more than 50 minutes and are usually scheduled in advance. Emergencies will be seen as soon as possible.

Resources and Services

Beyond individual and couple counseling, the Counseling Center also offers a relaxation lab, group experiences workshops, and unique opportunities to integrate a vast array of culturally diverse individuals and perspectives with west Texas hospitality.

Immediate On-Campus Help

The LCU Counseling Center offers individual counseling, education and intervention to students struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and/or any other type of addiction. Our trained staff are committed to providing quality services to help individuals break free from the strong holds of addiction. Clients may be referred to community services as deemed appropriate. 

Sessions are confidential and take approximately three sessions to complete the program. Please contact our office for more information at 806.720.7478.

Campus Contacts

For questions or concerns regarding substance abuse, please feel free to contact the numbers below:

Resources and Services

Visit Chaplink for information on alcohol or drug addiction. Here you will find: 

  • Self Evaluation Online Screenings
  • Self-Help Resources
  • Local Lubbock Services

Suicide is a major public health concern. Over 41,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is tragic. But it is often preventable—knowing the risk factors for suicide and who is at risk can help reduce the suicide rate. This video identifies early warning signs and appropriate interventions for a person who may be considering suicide as well as the available mental health and suicide prevention services offered by LCU and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Unwind and Relieve Stress

Within the privacy of the Counseling Center, there exists a special place called the Relaxation Lab, which comes equipped with comfortable seating, gentle lighting, and relative quietness. This lab offers the students of LCU a place to learn about their mind/body interactions through an innovative system created by the HeartMath Institute. Learn more about the Relaxation Lab or make an appointment by email counseling@lcu.edu.

Building Community

Counseling groups are a good way for those who have encountered similar situations to learn from and support one another.

Each semester the Counseling Center tries to offer a different group counseling experience. Send us an email at counseling@lcu.edu to submit a suggestion on what kind of counseling group you would be interested in!

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger the following resources can provide you with immediate help:

Appointment Scheduling

To schedule an appointment, come by the Center during regular office hours, or call the Counseling Center at 806.720.7478. You may also request an appointment via e-mail, sent directly to Counseling@LCU.edu. The Center is located on the 2nd floor of the SUB, Room 202.

Regular office hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Closed for Chapel); 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8am-3pm.
  • Summer office hours vary.