​Counseling Services

Navarro College offers confidential counseling services for students, faculty and staff. Our licensed counselor is available by appointment and walk in at all our campuses on a varying schedule. Emergency appointments can typically be scheduled to be seen the same day on any campus. Counseling services are brief, solution-focused intervention strategies to aide in new skills acquisition, as well as symptom and problem resolution.

Counseling is available for individual concerns including but not limited to: relationships and family issues, relational issues (peer, work, family, lifestyle conflicts, etc.), self-esteem, coping strategies, stress management, relaxation strategies, organization, conflict resolution and mediation, and work-life balance, school-life balance. Mental health support and intervention counseling is available to address areas such as: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, attention issues, bipolar, etc. as well as drug and alcohol education and support. Counseling services can also assist with referral to outside services for on-going counseling, medication management and psychological evaluation

Our licensed counselor offers workshops and trainings to faculty, staff and students on a variety of topics such as responding to student's needs, mandated reporting, compassion fatigue, effective communication, etc. Workshops are skill-building, educationally focused as well as informational and may also be tailored to your needs. Trainings and workshops may be requested for faculty, staff and students as well.

Contact Us

​​Leanne Leonard, LMFT​

Phone: 903.875.7393

After Hours:903.231.3550

Email: leanne.leonard@navarrocollege.edu

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is Preventable

​​You aren’t alone. No matter who you are or what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. We want to help you find hope. ​

What Are The Warning Signs For Suicide?

​​The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1.800.talk (8255).

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.​
  • How Can I Help My Friends?

    If someone you know is exhibiting any of the warning signs listed above, here are some things you can do to help.

  • Ask directly if your friend is thinking about suicide.
  • Be willing to listen. Allow their expressions of feelings, and accept those feelings.
  • Be non-judgmental. Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or whether feelings are good or bad. Don’t lecture on the value of life. Focus on being present with their feelings.
  • Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support.
  • Check in with your friend regularly. Schedule times to talk for the next week when you will both be available, to see how they are doing.
  • Don’t act shocked. This will put distance between you. Be patient with yourself and the situation.
  • Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.
  • Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance.
  • Take action. Remove means, such as guns or stockpiled pills.
  • Get help from agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
  • Encourage (and offer to accompany) your friend to seek help and support from a crisis specialist, therapist, doctor and/or clergy member.
  • Show them the safety or “crisis coping plan” on the Lifeline web site, and talk together about your friend can use this to help him/her to cope in these difficult moments.
  • What Mental Health Resources Are Available?

    ​​ON-CAMPUS COUNSELING SERVICES

  • Corsicana:
  • Phone: 903.875.7397

    2nd floor in the Gooch One Stop Student Building

    Mexia: 254.562.3848 Midlothian: 972.775.7200 Waxahachie: 972.937.7612

    OFF-CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:

    Texas Health 8200 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas, TX 75231

    Main Tel:214.345.6789

    Intake Tel 1 682.236.6023

    Intake Tel 2:214.345.7355

    Parkview Regional Hospital 600 South Bonham Street Mexia, TX 76667

    Intake Tel 2:254.562.5332

    Andrews Center Behavioral Healthcare South Highway 19 and FM 1615 Athens, TX 75751

    Intake Tel 2:903.675.8541

    ONLINE RESOURCES:

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline​

    You Matter

    Veterans Crisis Line​

    Crisis Hotlines

    ​​National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) A free, 24-hour hotline, with a person available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Confidential online chat is also available at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

    Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio 1.888.628.9454

    Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline 1.800.273.TALK (8255) and press 1

    Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender or Questioning Youth (LGBTQ) call The Trevor Hotline toll-free at 1.888.628.9454

    Texas Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) Crisis Hotlines – These centers operate or contract with a hotline provider for persons in crisis. You may view an alphabetical list of LMHAs and their crisis numbers on our LMHA Crisis Hotline page​ or you may search for the crisis hotline number by county, city, or ZIP code on our mental health services search page.

    Counseling Forms

    Request an Appointment

    Please use this form if you are a student, faculty, or staff member in need of counseling services. This form is confidential and visible to the Licensed Counselor.

    Counseling Referral

    Please use this form to refer a student, faculty, or staff member for counseling services. This form is confidential and visible to the Licensed Counselor.