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The Wellness Center

General Info
Student Wellbeing

Contact:  (713) 348-3311 or wellbeing@rice.edu
Business Hours:  Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); closed weekends and University holidays
Located:  Gibbs Wellness Center (next door to the Recreation Center)

Counseling Center

Contact: 713-348-4867 (24 hours) Get emergency information
Business Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00am-5:00pm), closed weekends and University holidays.
Located: Rich Health Service Center (next to the Brown Masters House) and Gibbs Wellness Center

Let's Talk

We're here to help. Click here for more information on how to make an appointment with someone from the Rice Counseling Center.

For answers to common questions and concerns about going to the Counseling Center, check out the Counseling Center FAQs.

Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy

Individual and Couples Therapy

Individual and Couples Counseling Services at the Counseling Center is short-term in nature due to the high demand for services. A Brief Telephone Assessment is done to assess the nature and extent of your concerns and make preliminary recommendations for an initial Intake appointment or follow up.

Reasons for referral to another professional may occur when the student is felt to have derived maximum therapeutic benefit, when it is determined that the student's concerns are not appropriate for our services.

Terminations are possibly due to issues of non-compliance with treatment at the center. In each instance the student will be provided with suitable referral options.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is not limited to a specific number of sessions. Therapy groups offered at the Center are available depending on student interest and scheduling availability. Membership in groups is limited, so contact us soon for more information about participation. We look forward to hearing from you!

The following is a list of groups that have been offered:

  • Eating/Body Image Concerns:
    For the students who want to explore their relationship with weight, food and emotions. This group will provide support, education, and the opportunity to examine their views of their body, our culture, and the media. Students will learn how to view their body positively and set goals for behavioral change in order to develop a physically and emotionally healthy life style.
  • Interpersonal Relationship Group
    Students share common concerns related to such things as self-esteem, self-image, relationships and life choices. This group is for students who want to increase self-awareness, enhance self-esteem, and explore the process of developing meaningful relationships with others.
  • Graduate Student Group
    Although all students share some common concerns, graduate students may experience unique problems related to balancing multiple roles, relationships and self-esteem. This group is designed for students who would like to work toward resolution of personal, interpersonal or academic difficulties.
  • Multi-Cultural Process Group
    This group is designed to offer International and Ethnic minority students a supportive environment to discuss issues related to diversity, cultural identity, acculturation, transition, and relationships.