Counseling Center

A Counselor Talking to a Visitor

The Counseling Center assist students who might find themselves facing academic stress, anxiety, depression, family disruption or the surfacing of old issues that were thought to be resolved. The two psychologists at the Counseling Center are always there to help with the many stresses that life transitions bring your way. All currently enrolled students and their significant others, if accompanied by the student are eligible for services. There is no cost for counseling services as it is included in the Student Service fee. The Counseling Center ensures that all communication is confidential except as mandated by law. In the reception area self help materials have been provided for your convenience. You may also find self help materials online at Counseling Center: Resources.

Hours of Operation and Appointments

Location - Institute of Health Sciences 2nd floor - Suite 2250
Monday through Friday 9AM - 5PM and other times by special arrangement
Please call (713) 794-2059 to schedule an appointment

Services Offered

  • Individual Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Crisis counseling

Additional Services

  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Outreach Services & Consultation

External Resources

  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline-Houston (713) 228-1505
  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline-Spanish (713) 526-8088
  • Harris County Mental Health (713) 970-7070 or 1-866-970-4770
  • Neuropsychiatric Center
  • Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) (713) 528-2121
  • Rape Crisis Hotline (713) 528-7273
  • Council on Alcohol/Drugs Houston (713) 942-4100


Dr. Betty M. Duson

Dr. Betty M. Duson is a licensed psychologist, and marriage and family therapist. She has been at TWU since 2004. 

Dr. Sharanya Udipi

Dr. Sharanya Udipi

Sharanya Udipi, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who joined the TWU Counseling Center in 2012.

Ms. Helen Johnson

Ms. Helen Johnson

Ms. Helen Johnson, the Counseling Center Secretary has been at TWU since 2001. Her time is split between the Counseling Center and the Office of Student Life.

Dr. Denise Lucero-Miller

Dr. Denise Lucero-Miller

Dr. Denise Lucero-Miller is the Director of the TWU Counseling Centers at the Houston, Denton and Dallas campuses.

Page last updated 4:16 PM, March 15, 2016