Counseling Services

Counseling Services helps UB students manage college — and life. Here, students always have someone to talk to about any emotional issues, including dealing with stress, handling a crisis, or coping with the transition to the university. As the university’s mental health agency for students, Counseling Services provides individual counseling, group counseling and workshops for students with a wide range of concerns, from developmental issues to severe psychopathology.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment for any type of counseling — including same-day appointments — please call Counseling Services, (716) 645-2720. We will talk with you about the most appropriate type of counseling for you, and work with you to get the help you need.

Meet the Counseling Team

Our caring, experienced team includes psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals who are here to help you.


Learn more about the depth and breadth of mental health services and information available to students.

Mental Health Counseling


Suicide, Depression, Grief

Healthy Behavior

Conducting Research with Counseling Services

As a member of the university community, Counseling Services is committed to supporting and disseminating research. The office makes efforts to develop collaborations between staff, colleagues and students on empirical research and theoretical papers, both here at the University at Buffalo, and at other colleges and universities. Following is some general information about conducting research with our office; please contact us to learn more.

Guiding Principles for Research

  • Research must not interfere with Counseling Services client care; impact on usual Counseling Services procedures should be minimized
  • Measures to safeguard clients’ welfare must be clearly outlined; risks to clients must be negligible
  • Professional ethical guidelines must be carefully adhered to
  • Priority will be given to studies that clearly benefit university and college counseling center practices and clients

Basic Requirements for Research

  • Research conducted by a student must have a faculty advisor; this advisor’s name and contact information must be provided
  • You must develop your research proposal in consultation with Counseling Services; do not assume we will be able to approve a proposal without modification
  • You should obtain Institutional Review approval only after your proposal has been approved by Counseling Services

Minimal Structure for Research Proposals

  • Statement of purpose, including how this study will benefit counseling center practices
  • Research methodology, with details about impact on usual center procedures and on clients’ experience
  • Proposed statistical methods
  • Expected findings and hypotheses

Outreach and Consultations

Consultations are available for campus groups and individuals — including student groups, faculty and staff. You can request a consultation to help you deal with a traumatic event on campus, or to help enhance organizational and interpersonal effectiveness. Contact Counseling Services to learn more.


Campus: (716) 645-2222

Off-Campus: 911


Counseling Services

Student Life

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175

University at Buffalo
202 Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5800

North Campus Hours

Monday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Campus Hours

Monday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: hours may be abbreviated during winter break; contact us for details.

Featured Programs and Services


Get to know students from other cultures in a friendly, comfortable setting. This weekly meeting brings together American and international students for conversation, food and fun.

Mental health screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. These types of screenings are typically designed to be educational, not diagnostic.