Counseling Resources

Mental Health Apps and Online Resources

There are many mobile apps for Android and iPhone operating systems that can help with sleep, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and other mental health-related subjects. We recommend taking some time to search for relaxation and meditation apps on your mobile device to find an app that works best for you.

Online Help

  • Okay To Say: Resources and strategies for talking about mental health issues, whether they are yours or another's, including specific coping strategies for COVID-19
  • Half of Us: If you're feeling anxious, stressed or even just weird, find resources to help and ways to take action.
  • The Trevor Project: Counseling resources and aid specifically for LGBTQ youth

TAO Connect

TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) is an online tool with more than 150 brief, interactive sessions that cover topics like mental health, wellness and substance abuse.


Instructions to sign up:

  • Visit the TAO registration page.
  • Enter your first name, last name and college email address.
  • Create a password (this is a unique password for TAO).
  • Leave the “Enrollment Key” field blank.
  • Click "Sign Me Up."
  • Check your college email account. You’ll receive a “Welcome to TAO” email with a confirmation link that you must click before you can sign in.

Once you have an account, you can visit TAO at any time for videos, a mindfulness library, exercises and practice tools aimed to help you achieve your goals.

Self-Help Groups

TAO self-help groups are virtual, anonymous and available to all students by creating TAO account.
Enrollment Keys:

Urgent Need Resources

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 972-641-7273

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK or 800-273-8255

Medication Referrals

Child and Family Guidance Cen​ter

Address: 8915 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas TX 75235
Phone: 214-351-3490 or 866-695-3794

Other Locations:

  • Oak Cliff Office
    The Stephen J. Mcmanus Family Mental Health Clinic
    210 W. 10th St., Dallas, TX 75208
  • Mesquite Office (located inside the Wells Fargo building)
    120 W. Main St., Suite 220, Mesquite, TX 75149
  • Plano Office
    4031 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 211, Plano, TX 75093


  • Clinical assessment
  • Psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and medication management
  • Counseling — individual, family, group and play therapy
  • Case management.
  • Rehabilitative and skills training services
  • Anger management
  • Success in parenting
  • Divorce education

Payment options:

  • Private insurance, self-pay, CHIP, Medicaid/Medicare, NorthStar
  • Payment plans and sliding scale based on comprehensive assessment of financial need

Parkland Behavioral Health Center

Address: 6300 Harry Hines Blvd., Seventh Floor, Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: 214-590-5536


  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
  • Group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy
  • Neuropsychological and psychological testing
  • Social work services

Metrocare Services

Address: 1380 River Bend Drive, Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: 214-743-1200 or 877-283-2121

Other Locations:

  • Metrocare at River Bend — (Pathways) Center and Pharmacy
    Child & adult outpatient mental health center
    1340 River Bend Drive, Dallas TX 75247 | 214-743-6188
  • Metrocare at Grand Prairie — Center & Pharmacy
    Behavioral Health Services for children and adults
    832 S. Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
  • Metrocare at Westmoreland — Center & Pharmacy
    Adult outpatient clinic
    1350 N. Westmoreland 75211
  • Metrocare at Lancaster-Kiest — Center & Pharmacy
    Adult only outpatient mental health center
    3330 S. Lancaster Road 75216
  • Metrocare at Samuell— Center & Pharmacy
    • Adult mental health services
    • Child, and adolescent mental health services
  • Metrocare at Midway — Center & Pharmacy
    16160 Midway Road, Suite 200, Addison, TX 75001


  • Outpatient clinics.
  • Community-based support and rehabilitative programs.
  • Housing and homeless services.
  • 24-hour emergency services.
  • Hospital liaison services.
  • Intensive family services and long-term supports.

Payment Options:

  • NorthSTAR, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance
  • Sliding fee scale based on the person's ability to pay
  • "The Metrocare Plan" is an abbreviated set of services offered at a discounted rate for clients who do not qualify for public assistance.