Mental Health Counseling and Support

Whether you’re worried about grades or a personal crisis, we’re here to support mental wellness through a variety of services to currently registered students.

Types of Services

Different people require different levels of care or intervention. At UB, we offer a stepped approach, with different levels of support to help you, including:

Self-Help Resources

Educational Workshops

Mental Health Counseling

  • Same-day needs assessment appointments
  • Brief individual or couples counseling
  • Weekly group counseling
  • Emergency consultations

Evaluations and Referrals

  • Evaluation for psychiatric medication and monitoring
  • Referrals to an off-campus mental health provider
  • Connections to other offices and supports on campus

You can access self-help resources any time, or attend any virtual educational workshops you choose. If you would prefer to talk with a counselor (one-on-one or in a group session) or request a referral to a community provider, please review the information on this page, and then schedule a needs assessment appointment.

You can contact Counseling Services if you need counseling, or if you know a student who may be in crisis.

What is Counseling?

In counseling sessions, you can expect to have open and honest discussions with a trained counselor in a safe environment. Here, you can:

  • Talk about your feelings, behaviors, relationships, life experiences and circumstances (often by recreating the issues that brought you to counseling)
  • Work with your counselor to identify your strengths, find resources, and begin a process of change and growth
  • Learn how to make healthy choices, have more satisfying relationships and make progress toward your life goals

Types of Counseling Available

Counseling Services offers counseling for groups and individuals, including emergency consultations.

Group Individual Couples International

Explore personal issues, share common concerns and try out new ways of interacting with others. There is no limit to the number of group counseling sessions you can attend.


Scope of Care

If you require mental health services that are beyond what Counseling Services can provide, we will often make referrals to community resources. You may be referred to a community provider if there is: 

  • A need for weekly appointments
  • An inability or unwillingness to provide the necessary information to thoroughly assess symptoms
  • Non-compliance with treatment recommendations including regular session attendance
  • The need for specialized services, such as inpatient or intensive outpatient substance abuse, eating disorder, or mood disorder treatment; and/or court-mandated assessment or treatment requirements

Find a local provider

Visit the ThrivingCampus website

Need Help?

Short-term on campus mental health support

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

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

Additional Resources

Crisis Text Line

Need to talk? The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Users are connected to a trained Crisis Counselor, who will help them develop a plan to stay safe. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill. Text: “GOT5” to 741-741


This information is designed to provide self-help resources for mental health. This website is not psychotherapy treatment. If you have questions, need help or just want someone to talk with, please contact Counseling Services.