Description and Mission
The Telehealth Counseling Clinic (TCC) is a non-profit psychological services, research, and training clinic operated under the administration of the Department of Educational Psychology and the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences at Texas A&M University. The TCC strives to increase access to and provision of mental health services for indigent and low-income residents throughout Texas by providing telehealth counseling and assessment services to underserved populations. Services are provided by a team consisting of doctoral students in counseling psychology and doctoral-level supervising faculty who are psychologists or otherwise licensed mental health professionals. The TCC is dedicated to: working collaboratively with community partners to improve accessibility and quality of care to underserved individuals; training and preparing psychology doctoral students for future roles in chronic and rural mental health care and service delivery; creating sustainable solutions that improve the well-being of the community and its residents and; conducting and disseminating research.
The Telehealth Counseling Clinic provides mental health services to underserved individuals in rural clinics throughout the Brazos Valley. Remote clinics are located in Leon County (Centerville), Madison County (Madisonville) and Washington County (Brenham). Future sites will be located in Grimes County (Navasota) and Burleson County (Caldwell).
Doctoral students in the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program, supervised by doctoral-level staff, provide counseling to individuals at rural clincs using high-quality videoconference technology via HIPPA-approved encryption and high-speed T1 lines. Services are provided in English and Spanish to adults and adolescents.
TCC Staff and Community Partners
Executive Director: Timothy Elliott, Ph.D., ABPP
Clinical Director: Carly McCord, Ph.D.