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The Counseling Center

Let us help you inspire positive change during your time here at NMT! 

Welcome to the Counseling Center!


Office Hours and Location:

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of the Joseph A. Fidel Center.The entrance is outside of Fidel on the NW side of the building, adjacent to Workman. We are co-located with the Student Health Center.

Schedule an Appointment

                          Scheduling an Appointment


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The Counseling Center is very excited to announce that NMT has partnered up with the Virtual Care Group (VCG), to offer free supplemental healthcare services to our degree-seeking students. 

As a New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology student, you have free unlimited access to doctors and therapists + on demand crisis counseling. 

Getting Started is Easy.

  • Register at https://www.thevirtualcaregroup.com/nmimt/ to speak to a doctor or therapist today!
  • Please use zip code 87801 when prompted.

    The Care You Need:

       sym   Web and mobile app                                   

                     symb   24/7 access, 365 days a year                                       

                           symb    Extensive Provider Network
  •                         Scan the QR code to get started!! 


Cancellation of Appointments

We require 24 hours notice by phone 575-835-6619 or email counseling@nmt.edu.  Students who miss two or more appointments (without providing notice) may be referred to community services should they require psychological care.


Currently enrolled NMT graduate or undergraduate students registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours are eligible for our services. The initial needs assessment appointment is an opportunity for a clinician to determine if the services we offer are appropriate for your needs and for you to decide if our services are a good fit for you.



Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

Mission Statement:

We support an environment of holistic well-being as it pertains to the emotional, inter-personal, and academic development of the entire Tech community through clinical services, outreach, psychoeducation and consultation.


Building a skillful, inclusive community where students, faculty and staff are empowered to reach their full potential.


        Scope of Our Clinical Services

The Counseling Center utilizes a brief, solution-focused counseling model in which individual therapy sessions are offered on a short-term basis designed to help students manage immediate problems and provide short-term solution-focused therapy to facilitate adjustment to college. These services are ideal for issues that have arisen recently or that are expected to resolve relatively quickly. Brief Therapy is often about bringing successes into the client's awareness which tends to increase hopefulness. The goal is for clinicians work as quickly as possible to facilitate adjustment, healthy functioning, problem resolution, symptom relief, reduction of emotional distress, and increase resilience with students to continue attending college and pursue their personal, but more specifically their academic goals. Students who would like to speak with a clinician regarding a concern, but are not considering therapy at the Counseling Center for themselves, may schedule a “consultation.”



The State of New Mexico legally recognizes that communication between a counselor and their client as privileged and confidential. We will not disclose your contacts with us to your spouse/partner, your parents, professors, or anyone else without your permission.

                   Release of Information (ROI)

If you would like to request your file be sent to another provider, please follow the procedure stated below. If you are a client who was seen more than 7 years ago, we are not able to provide this request as we are only legally required to save records for 7 years after last contact. 

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Why is Mental Health Important?

Being aware of your overall health is important so that you can detect any symptoms and seek professional help when necessary. While everyone is familiar familiar with the symptoms and treatment options for common illnesses that affect their loved ones, like the flu, migraines, or and (most recently) COVID-19, many people are unsure how to look after their mental health.

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Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

First Psychological Appointment: Here's What to Expect | Psych Central

                                   Our Providers:

We adhere to the Code of Ethics of the New Mexico Board of Clinical Mental Health Counselors . Crisis intervention is available; counseling is provided on-site by a New Mexico independently-licensed clinical mental health counselor (LPCC) and a New Mexico licensed mental health counselor (LMHC).



    Counseling Center Staff 

Angela Gautier, LPCC Director of Counseling Center 575-835-6619 Counseling Center Fidel First Floor 152 counseling@nmt.edu
Andrea Jojola Office Manager  575-835-6619 Counseling Center  Fidel First Floor 150 counseling@nmt.edu