Counseling Services

Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College

Counseling Services

“Let’s Talk – Life can be difficult. Learn how to cope.”

Mission Statement

The mission of counseling services is to support the intellectual, emotional, social, and cultural development of students by offering a wide range of counseling, consultation, and educational services. These services help students resolve personal difficulties, and acquire the skills, attitudes, abilities, and knowledge that will enable them to take full advantage of their college experience. All students, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, age, religion, citizenship or disability are welcome. We seek to foster intercultural competence to promote awareness and empathy within a multicultural environment.

College and Community Counseling Services

Offers confidential, free counseling services for SRSU Rio Grande College and Southwest Texas Junior College students.

These are some of the signs or issues that prompt people to seek counseling:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic motivation
  • Career choice confusion
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Family relationship conflicts
  • Financial stress
  • Grief/loss issues
  • Intimacy, commitment or relationship issues
  • Identity concerns (e.g., ethnic/racial identity, sexual orientation, spiritual identity)
  • Thoughts and feelings about suicide or self-harm
  • Anger or thoughts of violence

Typically, people struggle with these kinds of issues internally, mulling them over in their minds trying to sort out possible solutions to their dilemmas. They may talk things over with family members and friends, but sometimes that may not feel like it's enough.

How Can I Get the Most Out of Counseling?

  • Attempt to clarify your goals and/or what you hope to get out of the experience.
  • Consider how you feel about the counseling relationship.
  • Be an active participant.
  • Focus on what is most important to you.
  • Recognize and express feelings.
  • Be patient with yourself.
  • Ask questions.

How Do I Begin the Process?

Email or contact one of the following to set up an appointment.

Ms. Alyssa Quiz

Counseling Program TA

(818) 238-7717

Ms. Joselyn Ponce-Romo

Counseling Program TA

(830) 968-8681

Dr. Todd T. Russell

Professor and Coordinator

(210) 253-0884

Counselors work with the students, staff and faculty at Sul Ross State University who are experiencing a wide variety of personal, psychological and academic challenges and the counselors will schedule sessions to fit each individual need.



Del Rio

Val Verde County MH Center

1927 N. Bedell

Del Rio, TX 78840

(830) 774-8702

Eagle Pass

Camino Real Community Services

Maverick County MH Clinic

757 Rio Grande Street

Eagle Pass, TX 78852

(830) 773-5696


Uvalde County MH Center

328 Crystal City Highway

Uvalde, TX 78801

(830) 278-2501


Medina County MH Center

728 18th Street

Hondo, TX 78861

(830) 426-4362


The Texas Department of State Health Services website:




National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-TALK (8255)

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