Rice Counseling Center

About Us

College and graduate school can be the most exhilarating time of your life, but it's not always stress free. To help you manage course work, deadlines, personal and professional relationships and being away from home and/or family matters, the Rice Counseling Center (RCC) offers, free, confidential support. Our clinicians have the experience and compassion to help you through whatever crisis or challenges you encounter.

Who We Are

The clinical team at the RCC is a diverse team of psychologists, social workers, counselors, and consulting psychiatrist committed to providing professional, compassionate and individualized care. The RCC team provides assessment, short-term psychotherapy, and consultation services. Visit our staff bio page here.

What We Do

We can help with such topics as:

  • Family, friends and intimate relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Academic performances
  • Problems with anxiety
  • Sexual orientation
  • Eating and body image concerns
  • Race, ethnicity and cultural identity
  • Bereavement
  • Concerns about alcohol and/or drug abuse
  • Feelings of sadness

Seeking support for these situations as well as other challenges, is a sign of a resourceful Rice students. Often an objective clinician can help provide a new prospective as well as a renewed sense of strength, confidence and competence.

Contact Us

The Rice Counseling Center is open year round except for scheduled University holidays, several designated days during winter break, and occasional all day staff retreats or trainings. Emergency after-hours on-call services are available by telephone year round, 24 hours a day.


The Barbara and David Gibbs Wellness Center, 1st floor
Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday
Phone: (713) 348-3311 (24/7)
Fax: (713) 348-5111