Counseling and Family Therapy Clinic
We are committed to your wellness. We are concerned about the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and the community. We serve a diverse population of clients of all ages, genders, abilities, races, sexual orientations, relationship statuses, and socio-economic statuses. Some clients are immunocompromised, have co-occurring disorders, or are ineligible for vaccinations.
As a result of COVID-19, we have taken measures to ensure you remain safe, reduce the spread of COVID-19, and do not overwhelm medical facilities. The Counseling and Family Therapy Clinic is aligned with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organizations’ (WHO) recommendations. To continue serving you without interruption, our students and staff wear N95 masks. Staff and students who are unvaccinated undergo rigorous COVID-19 screenings in alignment with Texas Woman's University’s (TWU) procedures.
We ask visitors to wear N95 masks and we require screening procedures for elevated temperatures. In person clients must answer questions regarding recent exposure to keep vulnerable populations safe. Clients have an option of telehealth services to avoid these procedures. Feel free to call us for information about our services at 940-898-2600.
We understand this time of uncertainty can create anxiety. If you find you or a loved one are having a difficult time or are in crisis:
- Call 911
- Go to your local emergency room
- Contact MHMR at 1-800-762-0157
If there is not an immediate crisis and you would like to talk to someone, text 741-741.
For up-to-date information from TWU on COVID-19 procedures, please check twu.edu/coronavirus.
We will get through this time. We are resilient. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones.
Who we serve
We believe healthy individuals, partners in relationships, and families create healthier communities. Our graduate students from Counseling and Development and Marriage and Family Therapy departments provide therapy services to individuals, individuals in relationships, friends, and families. CFTC provides services to traditionally configured relationships or alternative configurations such as ethically non-monogamous (ENM). Student therapists partner to resolve conflict, create healthier patterns of interaction, develop coping strategies, assist in self-exploration, develop self-esteem, and other concerns. If appropriate, we offer play therapy services for children ages 3-10, expressive arts therapy for adolescents and adults, and group therapy.
Our primary mission is to join with individuals, partners in relationships, and families to create solutions to problems they face. We provide trauma-informed care and pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere of dignity and safety.
We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We pride ourselves on providing competent services to individuals of diverse ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, religions, nationalities, immigration statuses, socioeconomic statuses, abilities, and backgrounds. We serve sexually diverse populations including the LGBTQIA+ population. If for any reason, an individual believes they have been discriminated against, treated unfairly, or treated unjustly, they can report their concerns to the clinic director.
The clinic director and clinic managers are available to answer questions and work through client concerns. The faculty associated with the clinic are licensed professionals in counseling and development, family therapy, and psychology.
All services and records are handled with strict confidentiality to protect all clients using the clinic’s services. Reports or information will be released only after the clinic manager or director obtains written permission from each adult client involved in the counseling process, in accordance with Texas law.
Limits to confidentiality include:
- Disclosure of child abuse and/or neglect
- Disclosure of elderly abuse and/or neglect
- If we are subpoenaed by a court
- Disclosure of abuse from a mental health care professional
- If you disclose that you are a harm to yourself and/or others i.e. suicidal ideation & homicidal ideation
Prospective clients are assessed to determine if they are appropriate for the clinic or if they will better be served elsewhere. An initial intake does not guarantee your status as a client. This is an initial screening process to determine if we are able to accommodate your needs as a client.
In order to complete an intake, call our line for an appointment or select the request an appointment button on our website.
After completing the initial information online or by phone, your information will be forwarded to an intake specialist who will call you to schedule a preliminary intake assessment appointment.
After completing the preliminary intake assessment, you will receive instructions on your first appointment and you will be required to complete additional paperwork and assessments online. This documentation must be completed prior to your first appointment:
- Proof of income
- Identification (State ID, Military ID, or Passport)
- Custody documents or guardianship documents (if applicable)
After completing the paperwork, you will meet with a student therapist for the initial intake either online or in-person (if in-person appointments are available). During intake, the student therapist will ask questions about your history and background. If the intake is for a minor under the age of 13, the parent or guardian must be present.
If you are interested in receiving service at our clinic, please use the REQUEST APPOINTMENT button to be contacted by a clinic staff member. Please note, these are appointment requests only. Requests made through the system are not confirmed appointment times until you have been contacted by a clinic manager.
The clinic manager returns calls for appointment requests on Thursdays and Saturdays. Your call with the clinic manager will allow our staff to ascertain if we are equipped to meet your needs. Once a clinic manager has verified our clinic is suitable for you, they assign you a therapist intern and schedule your intake.
Until your appointment is confirmed via phone by the clinic manager, your appointment does not exist in our system, you are not yet a client of CFTC, and will not be seen at the requested time.
Currently, telehealth sessions are offered Monday–Thursdays, and Saturdays during normal clinic business hours. We are closed on Fridays. In-person sessions are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays. We do not take walk-ins.
The clinic closures align with TWU campus closures and services are not offered during breaks or inclement weather.
To make an appointment, please select the button below or call the Counseling and Family Therapy Clinic at 940-898-2600 to complete an initial phone intake.
If the clinic is closed, please leave your name, telephone number, and the best time to call you back. The clinic assistant or a clinic manager will call you back. If you prefer we DO NOT call you back, please indicate such in the voicemail.
Good Faith Estimate notice and No Surprises Act
Notice to clients and prospective clients:
Under the law, health care providers are required to give clients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment. If you receive a bill $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Finances should not be an insurmountable barrier to mental healthcare. We offer a sliding scale for affordability. Fees are assessed by income and range from $20.00 to $150.00 per session. Clients are required to submit proof of income. We do not accept insurance. Payments are expected the same day of services and credit cards are run the morning of the appointment. Payments are accepted through credit or debit cards only. Our clinic does not accept cash or checks. We charge a no-show fee in the full amount of the session if a client no-shows or cancels less than 24 hours in advance. We also charge a $30.00 fee if a credit or debit card fails to charge the day of services.
Potential benefits and potential risks of counseling
- Increased self-awareness and awareness of own choices in one’s life, relationships, etc.
- Psychoeducation/insight on psychological or behavioral issues or patterns of interaction
- Opportunities to develop and practice new skills in a supportive environment
- Support in reaching personal goals
- Remembering or discussing difficult experiences
- Experiencing intense emotions
The clinic has designated parking in front of Woodcock Hall (Also known as the Human Development or HDB building). Upon arrival, we will record your information for parking passes. All others will be ticketed and towed.
Page last updated 8:44 AM, March 25, 2022