Individual drop-in peer support with SHARE Support Specialists is now available to all UT Austin students! Support Specialists are certified in Mental Health First Aid and have a semester+ of training in how to help others explore and articulate thoughts and emotions, navigate tough situations or decisions, identify their strengths, and connect to other resources.
Please be advised that meetings with SHARE Support Specialists are not counseling sessions, nor are our peers qualified to diagnose or treat mental health conditions. SHARE can help if you’re not sure, but if you are specifically seeking professional counseling services please visit the Counseling & Mental Health Center website for more information.
If you need immediate mental health support, please contact the CMHC Crisis Line at 512-471-2255.
SHARE Support Specialists’ current drop-in availability is listed below, and is subject to change; we will do our best to keep the below information up to date.
All UT students are welcome to meet with any of our peers, but some Specialists have also chosen to position themselves as “Liaisons” for peers in specific academic colleges/areas of study, or for peers carrying specific identities or lived experiences. Most drop-ins take place in a physical space, but limited Zoom drop-ins are available and more may be added throughout the semester.
Learn more about the SHARE Support Specialists by reading their individual bios and interest areas on our Who We Are page, and feel free to explore our other peer support offerings for more opportunities!
Chandni Bhagtaney, SHARE Liaison for Pre-Med Students
Shihe Chen, SHARE Liaison for International Students
Ana Guevara, SHARE Liaison for First Gen Students / Women in Natural Sciences
Julia Mahavier, SHARE Liaison for Moody College of Communication
Sophia Ortley-Guthrie, General Support
Miriam Pereira Martinez, General Support
Kaya Stiffel, SHARE Liaison for Neurodiverse Students / College of Liberal Arts
Kayla Wong, SHARE Liaison for McCombs School of Business
Donya Yazdi, SHARE Liaison for College of Natural Sciences / Pre-Health Students
|Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm by appointment|
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