CARE (Counselors in Academic Residence) is a program of the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) that places a counselor onsite in colleges across the university to help make it easier for students to get support. CARE counselors also provide information and consultations to faculty and staff. CARE services are confidential.

Niki Luibrand, LCSW

Niki Luibrand, LCSW (pronouns: she/her) provides clinical services in the College of Fine Arts and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Niki is available to provide consultation to staff as well as outreach and prevention services.

Niki brings a relational approach to her work with students with the goal of helping them navigate life challenges and connect to their own internal and external resources. Her areas of professional interest include mindfulness, healing from trauma and grief, healthy boundaries, depression, anxiety and identity concerns. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Info for Current Students

Call 512-471-0392 and ask to schedule a CARE appointment. Students may need to leave a message. Nikiwill call back as soon as she’s able. Please be sure to leave a message with your EID and a good contact number.

Walk-in office hours are from 1pm to 2pm on Mondays in DFA 1.204B.


If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to talk about your concerns for a student, you can contact the CARE Counselor for guidance. For example, if you’ve observed a student in distress or you’re wondering how to check-in with a student, you can schedule a consultation with the counselor to discuss how to support the student.


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