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Counseling and Mental Health

WCJC's Licensed Professional Counselors provides short-term, solution-focused counseling and referrals for a variety of student concerns to WCJC students. These concerns may include: stress, test anxiety, family or relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, dealing with academic pressures, and other personal or college related issues. The Counselors are trained professionals who can respond to students’ in an objective and nonjudgmental manner. The counseling relationship is unique in that it provides an environment in which a student can speak freely, privately and confidentially within the limits of the law.

Students who need on-going, therapeutic counseling or those cases where concerns beyond the scope of the WCJC counseling services are referred to an outside agency or professional resource in the community. All costs incurred by those referrals are the students responsibilities.


Counseling Resources and Referral Information:

The following resources provide useful information and tools. They can be accessed any time day or night especially when a counselor is not available.

For in-person assistance or referrals see your WCJC Campus Counselor.



  • Texana Mental Health Services for Fort Bend, Wharton, Austin, Colorado and Matagorda counties , Crisis Phone 1-800-633-5686, Main Phone 281-239-1300
  • Click Mental Health Screening to access Fort Bend area referral sources as well as free online screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, general anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol abuse.


  • At United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast , use a searchable database of area-wide community resources for a variety of contacts including mental health, disability, housing, medical, and legal services.   Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-833-5948 or 713-957-4357


  • Texas Health and Human Services  is a state organization that assists people with mental health challenges, substance abuse, foster care, disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to pursue independent and productive lives. Contact Texas Workforce Commission or Texas Health and Human Services for more specific information as to how they may assist a student in college.


  • ULifeline.com and HalfofUs.com are online resources for college students that can help you to learn more about what to do if you or your friends are struggling with mental health issues.




  • Mental Health.gov U.S. Department of Health and Human Services resource page regarding mental health and available help.        







  • Trevor Project: LGBTQ crisis and suicide help, 866-488-7386, text 202-304-1200 or chat online



Counselors by Campus:

Reminder:  If this is an emergency, please call 911.  E-mails and phone numbers may not be checked daily and/or during evening or weekend hours.

Richmond Campus

Beverley Marks,MA,L.P.C.

   Counselor   281-239-1527   BeverleyM@wcjc.edu


Wharton Campus

Patti Lawlor,M.Ed.,L.P.C.

   Counselor   979-532-6441   PatriciL@wcjc.edu


Director of Academic Advising and Counseling

Susan Denman-Briones, M.S., L.P.C.-S (Sugar Land)
    281-243-8422    susanD@wcjc.edu



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