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.
We are currently closed for Summer.  Counseling is available at the resources listed below.
  • Counseling Services are provided to currently enrolled HBU students during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Therapists see students by appointment only based on availability. If appointments are not available, community referrals will be provided.
  • Questions, concerns or need resources? Contact counseling@hbu.edu.

For immediate assistance please contact one of the following resources:

Christ-Centered Counseling for Texas Residents (Telehealth Available):

  • 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.  Inquire about a discounted fee for HBU students.
  • 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.
  • The Austin Stone Counseling Center has four locations in the Austin, Texas area that currently provide tele-mental-health services – visit www.austinstonecounseling.org for more information.

Crisis Hotlines and Emergency Resources:

​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
  • Harris County COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: 1-833-251-7544
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline and Safety Information – 1-800-799-7233   www.nocovidabuse.org
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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