Counseling Services

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Access emotional health support with expert counselors on demand, 24/7, with TalkNow. Recommended for students who have a need after hours or would benefit from speaking to a counselor right now. When you start a visit, just click "TalkNow," and you'll be connected with a professional to get the help and advice you need.

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Schedule an Appointment with an On-Campus Counselor

Schedule a face-to-face or online appointment with TJC’s on-campus counselor. Recommended for students preferring in-person or online service and when counselor knowledge of campus programs, campus climate or relationships with college personnel would be helpful.

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Schedule Appointment with an Online Counselor

TimelyCare Scheduled Counseling services are 45-minute appointments with a licensed counselor. By choosing Scheduled Counseling, you have the ability to pick your counselor and his/her availability based on your busy schedule. Recommended for students who need flexibility to schedule evening and weekend hours and who would prefer to see a list of counselors and choose according to personal preference.

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Counseling Services

Tyler Junior College Counseling provides brief, solution-focused counseling for students who are facing personal difficulties that have become a barrier to academic success. The overall goal is to assist the student by stabilizing mood, discussing plausible solutions and providing information about services both on campus and in the community that may be of assistance. Students must be currently enrolled at TJC in order to receive services. There is a six-session limit in a long semester for campus based counseling and a six session limit per year for online sessions with our telehealth partner, TimelyCare, which accommodates most students. However, long-term or intensive psychological/psychiatric issues may require an immediate referral in order to start and complete a successful mental health treatment regimen.

The best way to make an appointment for the on-campus counselor is to fill out the counseling appointment request at the above link. (Only the student requesting the appointment should fill out the request form.) To make an appointment for an online, telehealth counselor visit and install the app or follow the prompts.

If a student is in need of immediate assistance they may access the TimelyCare service called “TalkNow” which provides 24/7 emotional support with expert counselors or go directly to the emergency room of their preferred hospital. Emergency room visit is recommended for a student who feels they are “in crisis” and need immediate mental health attention.

Other immediate resources include: 

  • Andrews Center: 903-597-1351 2323 W Front St, Tyler, TX 75702
  • UT Health East Texas Behavioral Center: 903-266-2200 4101 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701
  • East Texas Crisis Center: 903-595-5591 2401 Hughey Dr, Tyler, TX 75701
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis/Depression Textline: – text “GO” to 741-741

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