Counseling Services works to support the development of and enhance the wellbeing of students through quality clinical services, crisis intervention, preventative mental health initiatives and programing, and access to emergency resources. Counseling Services accomplishes this mission by providing services and resources that respect the privacy, dignity, and diverse backgrounds of each individual and empowers people to reach their academic, personal, emotional, and social goals.
Short-term individual counseling is available at no cost to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. Our counselors are available to help you manage the stress of being a college student, improve your relationships, balance your responsibilities, and handle everyday life, among other things. In addition, our counselors are trained and experienced in treating a variety of mental health issues.
Students can meet with the case manager for help managing complex issues. Our case manager can help you get connected to campus and community resources, serve as an advocate, and help you make a plan to be successful at UM.
Food and Financial Assistance
Non-perishable food and toiletry items and limited financial assistance is available to students facing food insecurity or unexpected financial hardships. For more information about eligibility and how to access these services click here.
Group Counseling and Workshops
Each semester, groups and workshops are offered to help students learn how to cope more effectively with life, learn new knowledge and skills, and connect with people who have similar experiences or situations.
Counseling Services staff is available to consult and assist members of the UM community with helping individuals they are concerned about or concerning situations.
Need Help Now? If you are experiencing an emergency or need immediate assistance, call (205) 665-6245 or stop by the Counseling Services Office during normal business hours. For after hour emergencies, call the Crisis Center at (205) 323-7777. If this is a life threatening emergency, contact UMPD at (205) 665-6155 or go to the closest emergency room.
Prevention and Awareness
Sexual Violence Prevention
UM is dedicated to preventing and addressing sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking on campus. To learn more about our prevention efforts, click here. To learn more about campus or community resources or to report an incident of sexual violence, click here.
Drug and Alcohol Prevention
UM is committed to providing an environment free from illegal drug use and the abuse of alcohol. For information about the steps UM is taking to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, click here.