Mental Health Services

Counseling Services

Medical education can be demanding and stressful, requiring changes in lifestyle, planning and coping. To manage these changes, it is important for our learners to know there is support available through our counseling services.

Counseling Services at Brooks City Base Campus

How To Set Up An Appointment

  1. Call (210) 832-5656 (You must mention that you are a UIWSOM Medical Campus student making an appointment for the medical campus.)
  2. Appointment times: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  3. Counseling is completely confidential.

Office is located in Building 1, Rooms A116 and A117.

  • Individual counseling and support
  • Group counseling
  • Stress management
  • Alcohol and other drug concerns
  • Test anxiety
  • Coping with depression
  • Managing relationships
  • Couples Counseling
  • Peer conflicts
  • Relationship with food, eating and exercise
  • Professional identity development
  • Grief and loss
  • Managing sleep difficulties
  • Behavior management coaching and training
  • Presentations and workshops
  • Brief case consultation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Mediation
  • Targeted assessments

Mental Health Resources

Hospitals with Mental Health Services

UIWSOM REAL TALK Peer Support Group

REAL TALK is hosted as an open forum for people to speak freely without judgment. This is an independently-led, learner-run support group that will regularly meet to talk through stressors and listen to and support each other. The purpose is to assist, encourage, and support each other. This is a place to share stories, but also a place for respect and privacy. Everything shared in these sessions will be kept confidential, unless you share something that leads us to believe you may be trying to harm yourself or others.

REAL TALK meetings are hosted for one hour every other Saturday from 1 - 2 p.m.

Please note that this is not a therapy session nor a substitute for therapy. If you prefer counseling, reach out to our UIWSOM Counseling Services. If you have any questions regarding REAL TALK, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Esda Beverly, Counseling Advisor, at or the following learner facilitators:

Angela Dang

Angela Deng

Angela Dang;

Stephanie Soewito

Stephanie Soewito

Stephanie Soewito;

UIWSOM MIND Student Organization

UIW SOM Mind Organization

MIND is a student-developed and student-driven organization dedicated to advocating for mental, emotional, and physical health promotion of medical students first at TCOM, and now at UIWSOM. Awareness of, dedication to, and support of holistic health is the key motivation for the development of the group. Based on troubling results from a national survey addressing anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation among medical students, the Mentality Initiative to Nurture Doctors hopes to make mental and emotional health support a core standard for students during their time at UIWSOM, which will provide a healthy base for their future careers as physicians. MIND will be made up of a committee of volunteer students dedicated to mental/emotional health promotion of their peers and colleagues.

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If you are insured through Consolidated Health, you have access to CareConnect. CareConnect from CHP Student Health provides student members immediate access to licensed behavioral health clinicians where and when they're needed most.

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Disclaimer: The information on this page is not an official recommendation. These are only resources.