Counseling Services

Counseling Services promotes the personal well-being and academic success of students by providing brief mental health services, educational programs, crisis intervention, and campus community consultation.

Fall 2021: Updates and Information

What to expect: Fall 2021
  • Beginning August 23rd, students will start with a virtual Needs Assessment appointment. Once assigned to a counselor, students will have the option of meeting in-person or via teletherapy.
  • If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during the hours of 8:30 and 5:00 p.m., please call Counseling Services at 716-645-2720 for support.
  • Help available after hours. Call 716-645-2720 and press 2 if you need to speak to a crisis counselor when we are closed. 
  • 15 different Virtual Group Therapy options available, including Virtual Grief Support Group; call 716-645-2720 for info

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Make an Appointment

Call 716-645-2720 for Counseling Services. We will 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.

Services

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

Mental Health Counseling

Stress

Suicide, Depression, Grief

Healthy Behavior

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

Contact

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

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

Hours

In response to COVID-19, our hours of operation and services have changed. 

Featured Programs and Services

If you are interested in managing your own well-being and learning helpful resiliency tools without the assistance of a counselor, sign up today.

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.

Take the pledge and join the new mental illness anti-stigma campaign that is happening in our area through a coalition of Erie County mental health and social services agencies called Join the Conversation – Let’s Talk Stigma.

This website offers numerous links to helpful resources for students who are learning online.

Find an Off-Campus Provider

ThrivingCampus makes it easier for you to find mental health professionals near campus or anywhere in the United States.

If you are interested in accessing counseling services on your own, we offer a community provider database that can help you find a compatible provider in the community.

Opportunities

Use the following links to select the type of opportunity that interests you.

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Student Services Help

You’ll find the answers you need in our Get Help section.

Health and Wellness: A Collaborative Approach

Visit the Health and Wellness page to learn how Counseling Services, Health Promotion and Health Services work together to provide a stepped approach to your care.

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