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Southwest CARES Center - COMING SOON

** In case of an immediate emergency please call 9-1-1
The SW CARES (Community Advocacy & Responsive Emotional Support) Center opens this school year and will provide mental health services to Southwest Independent School District students and families.
The SW CARES Center is a welcoming, confidential and comfortable atmosphere that provides mental health services to Southwest Independent School District students and families.
Our SW CARES Center team will be composed of a licensed therapists that specializes in offering one-on-one therapeutic/counseling sessions, psychoeducational group counseling, and screening/ assessment to identify potential mental health needs. We also plan to partner with outside agencies and organizations.
There will be no out-of-pocket expenses for any counseling sessions conducted at the SW CARES Center. All mental health services are confidential (as the law allows) and are not part of a student’s academic records or a staff’s employee records. Our licensed clinicians are available to assist in the following areas: Self esteem, self confidence, conflict resolution, depression and anxiety symptoms, interpersonal violence, relationship difficulties and adjustments, grief/ bereavement, substance use and trauma. 
Counseling services can include the following areas:
  • Self Esteem/ self-confidence
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression and anxiety symptoms
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Relationship issues and adjustments
  • Grief/ bereavement
  • Substance use
  • Trauma
1. Who is eligible for services?
SW CARES Center assists children, adolescents, and adults in need of counseling. The services are offered to SWISD students and their parents.
2. Who can make an appointment?
If the patient is under 18 years of age, only the legal guardian or parent can make the appointment. Please note, if a patient is over 18 years of age, we cannot disclose information about that client’s appointments or care to anyone other than that individual.
3. What if I don’t qualify for services here?
If you do not qualify for our services a clinician will provide you with an appropriate referral or resources to see someone else in the community
4. How do I pay for services? 
All services are free.
5. Where are we located?
Student & Outreach Services, 11914 Dragon Lane, San Antonio, Tx 78252
6. How do I make an appointment? 
Complete the SW CARES Referral, click on our SW CARES logo below. 
7. Are counseling services available to any SWISD staff member?
Yes, an employee assistance program, or EAP, is a free, voluntary program offered by SWISD. For more information, click the green button below (Mental Health Staff Support- Employee Assistance Program).
In case of an immediate emergency please call 9-1-1
For after-hours support, please visit the nearest ER or mental health facility: 
(Adults) 210-246-1300
(Youth to 17 years old) 210-261-3440
Clarity Child Guidance Center: