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Welcome to ACES

Alamo Colleges Education Services is a secure portal connecting Faculty, Staff & Students to Academic Resources, Email, and other Online Resources.

Support Contacts: Helpdesk: 210-485-0555 | Weather Line: 210-485-0189

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MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: (210) 486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123

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Counseling Services

Trained and licensed staff provide free, short-term, personal counseling to currently enrolled students.
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Trained and licensed staff provide free, short-term, personal counseling to currently enrolled students.
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Trained and licensed staff provide free, short-term, personal counseling to currently enrolled students.

We HEAR you!

Difficult situations can get in the way of academic success. Trained and licensed staff provide free, short-term, personal counseling to currently enrolled students. The Counselors are available to listen to your concerns including anxiety, depression, loss of a relationship and other mental health related issues.

Looking for information on academic advisors? Visit the Academic Advising page.

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We are HERE for you.

Counselors Services staff will also refer students to community resources according to their individualized needs. Here are some important resources to consider if you need information or assistance.

The Center for Health Care Services offers mental health services, crisis care, services for veterans, treatment for substance use disorders, services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and much more. The 24-hour Crisis & Substance Abuse Helpline is 210-223-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-316-9241. For routine (non-emergency) assistance, call 210-261-1250 (Adults) and 210-261-3350 (Children).

The United Way provides referrals to agencies and services near you. Just dial 2-1-1 or 210-227-4357.

Community Resource Guide also provides a list of resources including child care, medical care, crisis care, and food and housing assistance.

 

Who is Eligible for Counseling Services?

Currently enrolled students can attend three counseling sessions per issue. If you are taking a class at SPC, then you are eligible.

Consultation services are available to faculty and staff who are concerned about a student. Benefits-eligible Alamo employees can seek free and confidential counseling through the Employee Assistance Program (https://www.deeroaks.com/contact/) by calling the 24-hour helpline at 1-866-327-2400.

What Concerns Are Addressed in Counseling?

Students use counseling services for many different reasons. Here are some of the topics that have been discussed in previous sessions.

  • Anxiety and panic attacks.
  • Depression or mood swings.
  • Dating or relationship issues/conflict resolution.
  • Past or ongoing traumatic experiences.
  • Academic performance/career exploration.
  • School/work/life balance.
  • Stress management.
  • Gaining self-awareness.

How Much Does It Cost?

It’s free to currently enrolled students.

How do I Make an Appointment?

  • Call 210-486-2333.
  • Email one or both of the counselors.
  • Come by during business hours.

What Should I Expect During a Counseling Session?

Please arrive 15-30 minutes early before your first appointment to complete some forms. You will meet with a Master-degreed counselor for about 60 minutes. Towards the end of the session, you and the counselor will discuss your next steps.

Contact Information

Unit Leader/Counselor:
Rosalinda Rivas, M.A., M.Ed., RTC
rrivas@alamo.edu

Personal Counselor:
Eitandria Gatlin, M.A., LPC
egatlin2@alamo.edu  

Locations:
MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center 102

SWC Campus
Building 1, A-135, LIFEspace

Phone:
210-486-2333