Niki Luibrand (pronouns: she/her) is a Counselor in the Counselors for Academic Residence (CARE) Program, a program that provides mental health services in academic offices to facilitate students’ academic and life goals. Niki provides individual, group and crisis counseling for students in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and College of Fine Arts. She is also available to provide consultation to staff as well as prevention and outreach 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.

CARE Clinical Services

  • Students may be referred by a staff or faculty member, they may also self-refer by contacting Niki.
  • Niki will assess student needs and offer appropriate services (e.g. short-term counseling, case management and referral, crisis intervention, or groups).

Trainings and Workshops

  • Offered to students and staff
  • Topics vary (e.g. self-care, test anxiety, mindfulness, assisting students in distress, self-compassion and setting healthy boundaries)


  • Available to consult one-on-one and in meetings/groups. Please contact Niki for more information.

Two Ways to Schedule:

  • Call and leave a voicemail (include your EID) at: (512) 471-8148
  • Call the Counseling and Mental Health Center at (512) 471-3515 and ask to schedule a CARE appointment

Office Hours:
Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Students may leave a voicemail for Niki at any time and she will return contact during her office hours.