First-Time/Returning Clients

Please read the below information before scheduling your appointment.

  • After you click the link to schedule, please select New Client or Returning Client.
  • New clients will complete paperwork and schedule their preferred time/date for an Initial Consultation
  • Returning clients will submit an Appointment Request and be contacted via their preferred email with further instructions
  • Electronic paperwork may take 30 minutes to complete. (You will have one hour before your link times out, at which point the process must be restarted.) Please complete paperwork between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • You will need to provide your student ID (the 10-digit number on the front of your Comet Card).
  • Your paperwork will be reviewed by SCC staff for immediate needs. A staff person may reach out via your preferred email to review concerns.

Schedule Your Appointment

Initial Consultation

Your Initial Consultation appointment is a brief 30-minute virtual session to discuss needs that led you to reach out to the SCC. You will meet with a therapist who has reviewed your paperwork and they will collaborate with you and connect you to the most appropriate services at either the SCC, UT Dallas or off-campus. This therapist will not necessarily be your therapist moving forward but will be responsible for getting you established as a SCC client.

What to Expect after Your Initial Consultation

The SCC operates from a stepped care model. This means clients are prescribed services based on their presenting concerns, accessibility, consideration of identity variables and readiness for treatment. Multiple services within a step or tier may be recommended. These may include brief individual or relationship therapy (approximately six sessions per a school year but may be adjusted as needed), workshops, group therapy, psychiatric services, other UTD resources or off-campus services.

Our Commitment to Students

SCC staff and clinicians value the mental health of our Comet community, and we believe there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to mental health. Thus, it is our goal to provide affirming and clinically recommended services for you as an individual. At the same time, we encourage clients to make it part of their mental health goal/goals to practice ownership and care with their wellness through steps such as:

  • Checking preferred email regularly for messages/correspondence with SCC staff.
  • Openly communicating needs/concerns with your provider.
  • Utilizing the skills, recommendations and resources you receive from the SCC in your daily life.

Having Academic Difficulties? Need a Letter?

The SCC does not provide letters of support for non-academic withdrawal for students unless they have been in ongoing treatment.

If you have questions about connecting with the SCC, please email us.

If you are in crisis, contact 972-UTD-TALK, call 911/988 or go to your nearest emergency room.