Graduate School is a time of great change and personal growth. It can be satisfying, exciting, and sometimes challenging. For some students, there are times when the demands and excitement may feel overwhelming. Because we understand that students can benefit from supportive services and strives to accommodate student needs, SCNM has contracted with Southwest Behavioral Health Services (SBH) to provide counseling services to our students.

Counseling Services are designed to help students with short-term, non-acute concerns, such as adjusting to the rigors of medical school, beleaguered by a multitude of changes, and/or concern for future academic success, for example. Currently enrolled students are eligible for up to 6 sessions with the Counselor per unique issue.

However, Southwest Behavioral Health is also there to help with any acute, long-term issues as well. We want to support you in finding the appropriate resources for your situation, as easily as possible. After an initial consultation, the SBH Counselor can help to guide you to right resources, from a Physicist /Psychologist to Inpatient Residential Services. Whatever you situation, there are a myriad of options available through our partnership with SBH.

If you have any additional questions about the counseling program, please contact the Dean of Students at  

Schedule Your Intake Appointment with the SBH Counselor Today

Please contact and include the following information in your email:


-Phone Number

-Email address

-Best time to contact you

A Southwest Behavior Health Services Scheduler will be in contact with you within 1 business day to schedule the next available appointment with the on-site Counselor. Appointments will be seen in MC 260 on the second floor of the Medical Center building.


NOTE: If you are in crisis after hours, please do not wait for an appointment. Call 911 for immediate assistance.