Counseling Services

The Gideon Institute Counseling Center provides counseling that is Christ-centered, biblically rooted, and clinically informed. Students from all faiths/spiritual backgrounds are welcome. Therapists see students by appointment only based on availability. If appointments are not currently available, community referrals will be provided.

Important Note – Due to recent events with the COVID-19 Virus, the therapists of the Gideon Institute Counseling Center are now meeting via online video sessions only. 

 

Students on the wait-list will continue to be contacted as online sessions open up.  For immediate assistance please consider the resources below:

Questions, concerns or need resources? Contact counseling@hbu.edu

Christ-centered Tele-mental-health Counseling for Texas Residents:

  • Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center at Houston’s First Baptist Church:  Call 713-335-6462 or email counseling.center@houstonsfirst.org to schedule an appointment.  HBU students pay a discounted fee of $35/session.
  • Counseling Center at Christ the King Presbyterian Church – email leslie.peacock@christtheking.com to schedule an appointment.  HBU students pay a discounted fee of $15/session.
  • Neema Counseling in Austin, Texas area – visit www.neemacounseling.com for information on how to schedule. There is an application for sliding scale fee on the website if needed.  Can bill health insurance as an out-of-network provider.
  • Neema Counseling has also started a support group for college students experiencing increased anxiety and stress due to all the changes related to COVID-19. Groups are $20 per session. Visit www.neemacounseling.com/covid19-college-student-support-group for more information.

​If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, the following resources are available 24/7:

  • Harris Center Hotline – 713-970-7000 (option 1)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
If you or a loved one has an emergency:
  • On Campus – Call HBU Campus Police: 281-649-3911
  • Off Campus – Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
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