The Counseling Center is the primary provider of mental health services for UM students. The Counseling Center provides short-term individual, couples, and group therapy as well as psycho-educational outreach programming and consultation. Urgent care and limited career and psychological assessment are also available. Psychiatric services are available to those under the care of a Counseling Center therapist.

The Counseling Center staff consists of experienced professionals from the fields of mental health counseling, psychology, social work and psychiatry.

During the fall and spring semesters, the Counseling Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. During the Spring, Summer and Winter breaks the Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students can call the Counseling Center directly at 305-284-5511 or request an appointment in person. The Counseling Center offers walk-in triage service for students in crisis. The University Counseling Center is located at 1204 Dickinson Drive, Suites N & S. 

After normal business hours, students can talk to a licensed mental health professional by calling the main Counseling Center phone number at 305-284-5511. This number turns over into an after-hours hotline for students.

Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.)

The Counseling Center also coordinates the Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.).  S.A.R.T. is a 24/7 telephone response line to assist University of Miami students victims of sexual assault. This service is available during the academic year and is for both men and women. The S.A.R.T. hotline number is 305-798-6666.

For more information, visit the SART website.

Graduate Student Training

The Counseling Center participates in the graduate training programs in the Department of Psychology and the programs of the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies. Doctoral students in psychology take part in the Center’s professional activities and have first-hand contact with clinical problems.  In addition, pre-doctoral interns obtain professional training at the Counseling Center through the Dr. Jess Spirer Pre-doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology. The pre-doctoral internship at the Counseling Center is accredited by the American Psychological Association.