The Advisement Center offers personal counseling to students needing to resolve existing problems, prevent potential problems, and develop new skills to enrich their lives. Counselors meet with students one-on-one in a private and comfortable setting on campus and are free of charge to current students.
For more information on personal counseling, please contact Melinda Berry, LPC at (903) 675-6224.
If you are concerned about one of your friends or another student on campus, please contact a member of TVCC's Behavioral Intervention Team: Melinda Berry (903) 675-6224 or Harold Jones (903) 675-6256.
Remember the 4 R’s...
RECOGNIZE RESPOND REFER REPORT
RECOGNIZE Be familiar with and acknowledge symptoms of distress in others.
RESPOND Privately initiate contact with the student displaying symptoms of distress. Express your concerns in non-judgmental terms and listen to the student in a sensitive, non-threatening way.
REFER Know your limits as a help-giver. When a student needs more help than you are able to give, it is time to make a referral to:
Behavioral Intervention Team
REPORT Report your concerns and actions taken with a student to a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team:
Melinda Berry, Counselor
(903) 675-6224 office
Harold Jones, Housing Director
(903) 675-6256 office