Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Personal Counseling

  • Hits: 12859

At Howard College, we believe sound emotional health to be an integral part of a student’s ability to succeed in college.  As such, counseling services are provided to assist students who need help addressing issues that might interfere with their academic progress.  Personal counseling is confidential and services are free to current students on a short-term basis.  It is the role of counseling staff to support and assist students in facing the emotional challenges that often accompany the college experience.  Common issues for which students seek counseling include stress, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol problems, self-esteem, relationship issues, grief, family concerns and more. 

Short-term personal counseling is time-limited and solution focused.  Most students benefit from an average of six sessions.  Should long-term therapy be needed, the counselor will help make the appropriate referrals to human service organizations and/or mental health providers in the area.

Academic Related Counseling

In addition to personal counseling services, counseling and advising staff are available to help students learn coping skills and better ways to achieve academic success through:

  • Developing effective study habits
  • Enhancing communication skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Improving time management
  • Fostering critical and independent thinking 

Crisis Intervention

Counseling services are available during normal business hours.  Should you experience a mental health emergency outside normal hours of operation, please call 911. 

Additional numbers for crisis situations include:

  • Local Crisis Hotline:  1-800-375-4357 (Big Spring)
  • Suicide Hotline:  1-800-784-2433

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact:

Big Spring Campus

The Advising/Career Center
Old Main (Check in at the Reception Area)
Phone: (432) 264-5020

San Angelo Campus

For information regarding Counseling Services, please call Lanna Hubbard at (325) 481-8300 ext. 3307 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Counseling Services is by appointment only.

Howard College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran's status or any other protected class in its programs, activities, admission, or employment practices.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720, 432-264-5100.  For further information on the policy of non-discrimination, visit this link for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area.