Welcome to the Office of Counseling Services!
Purpose and Services
The purpose of Counseling Services is to help NMT students function successfully in their academic lives. When students are faced with excessive stress or difficult personal problems, psychological and psychiatric support may be helpful or necessary.
Students desiring an appointment can call 575-835-6619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a future appointment. The Counseling Intake form is at the bottom of the page. Feel free to print form before hand and bring with you to your scheduled appointment. (Please fill out form before appointment).
Students needing same-day services, should come into the Office of Counseling & Disability Services (OCDS) Monday thru Friday between 8:00am to 8:30am or 3:30pm to 4:30pm and ask to see the counselor for a brief assessment of their needs. OCDS is located in Fidel Center 1st floor enter through the NW side of buidling.
What to Expect
When you first come in, you will be greeted by our front desk staff and asked to complete some paperwork designed to help us better understand your needs and give you more information about our services. After completing the paperwork, you will be given a triage appointment to meet with one of our counselors. Typically, this appointment will take about 30 to 50 minutes, and the two of you will discuss your immediate concerns as well as what type of services may be most helpful to you. The goal is to get you connected with the most appropriate services as soon as possible. Please know that the triage counselor may not necessarily be the counselor you are ultimately assigned to work with. Some of the options for services you may be discussing are described below. As a reminder, all of our therapy services are free and confidential.
We offer the following services free of charge to eligible students:
• Short-term individual
• Couples counseling
You would meet with a counselor one-on-one to address your concerns. During the first meeting, you and your counselor will set goals and talk about your meeting schedule. In individual counseling, people will often discuss relationship concerns, family difficulties, feelings of depression or anxiety, academic issues, recovery from traumatic events, or hopes of wanting to better your life.
You and your partner would meet with a counselor (or possibly two) to address relationship concerns. It can be used to gain more insight into each other, to learn new and more effective ways of communication, rebuild emotional security, and to learn how to solve problems. At least one partner of each couple needs to be a NMSU student to be eligible for services.
*Below is the Counseling Intake Form please print and fill out and bring with you to your first appointment with the counselor if you wish*