Professional counseling is offered to all McMurry students and staff members. The McMurry Counseling Center is committed to providing you a safe, confidential environment where you can work to gain personal healing and growth

Are you currently experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma (current or from your childhood), family of origin issues, alcohol/drug abuse, grief, relationship issues, confusion, or ANY other struggles that you feel are having an impact on your life? Please contact the counseling center today to schedule your appointment.

We would LOVE to visit with you. We are here to help you and want you to be successful.

Interested in scheduling an appointment?

Feel free to schedule 1 of the 3 ways that are most convenient for you!

If you do not feel comfortable submitting the form online, please print, complete, and bring it with you to your first session.

It is important to be aware that email communication can be relatively easily accessed by unauthorized people and hence can compromise the privacy and confidentiality of such communication. Emails, in particular, are vulnerable to such unauthorized access due to the fact that servers have unlimited and direct access to all emails that go through them.  A non-encrypted email, such as this, is even more vulnerable to unauthorized access. Please note that if you do not feel comfortable submitting an intake form via email, that you can call the Counseling Center to schedule an appointment.

Online Degree Students

As an student in McMurry’s online programs, you have the same available services that all students have at McMurry University. However, due to ethical guidelines enforced by the Licensing Board, the Licensed Professional Counselors are unable to provide individual counseling to students who are not residing in the same state. Therefore, if you are currently enrolled in McMurry’s online degree program, live outside of Texas, and need mental health counseling services you are encouraged to contact the Director of Counseling Services via email at Jason Shaw or phone (325) 793-4882. You will then be provided with resources within your community and referred for counseling based on your individual needs.

In Case of Emergency or Referrals click Here

The campus of McMurry and the community of Abilene, Texas, have numerous resources. Please view the referrals page for more information or contact the McMurry Counseling Center for more specific questions regarding referral sources available to you.



Your confidentiality is EXTREMELY important to the counseling staff at the McMurry Counseling Center.  All aspects of your participation in counseling at the McMurry Counseling Center, including the scheduling of appointments, contents of counseling sessions, contents of counseling records, and outcomes of counseling are confidential by state law. Your counseling files are NOT part of your academic record. The professionals within the counseling center are bound by professional ethics and work hard to maintain your confidentiality. If you have any concerns regarding your confidentiality, please feel free to discuss your concerns with your counselor in your initial session. All concerns will be addressed!


Opportunities are available for upper-level psychology students to gain exposure in the field of counseling. Assisting with research projects, counseling center promotion, special events, and psychoeducational programming such as National Alcohol Screening day all give students experience in the field of psychology. If you are interested in this program, email Jason Shaw.


Have you received services through the McMurry Counseling Center? Your feedback is important to us. We want to continue to work to improve the counseling services that are available to McMurry students and staff. Please take a couple of minutes to give us your feedback  Complete the survey HERE!