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.
Call 716-645-2720 for Counseling Services. We will work with you to get the help you need.
NOTE: Students should not pursue services at UB Counseling Services (UBCS) for the sole purpose of obtaining a letter of support, including one for emotional support animals. UBCS does not provide letters at the first appointment, which includes letters for academic withdrawal, and cannot provide documentation regarding a student's mental health without a history of services at UBCS during the specified time period. If necessary, students are encouraged to seek letters of support from individuals directly involved in their care such as past or present psychological/psychiatric providers, other medical providers or family members.
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.
We openly affirm and celebrate students of all backgrounds, recognizing the beauty and value of all intersecting identities, both visible and invisible. As we continue to integrate these values into our daily practices, we also acknowledge that a clear statement on our stance is long overdue. Further, our responsibility as allies and advocates extends beyond these words.
As mental health providers, we see the traumatic impact of systems of oppression, including but not limited to White supremacy, Racism, Sexism, Transphobia, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Ableism, Ageism, Classism, Sizeism, and Colonialism. The cumulative impact of these oppressive systems diminish our physical and mental health. While we understand these systems negatively impact us all, we acknowledge the disproportionate impact on communities that are systemically marginalized.
We recognize our responsibility to challenge unjust systems and provide support for individuals most impacted by these injustices as part of providing compassionate, inclusive, and respectful care for all students. We also acknowledge our imperfections and participation in upholding oppressive systems through our actions and inactions. We commit to examining our internal biases and privileges while actively challenging systems of oppression, because privilege equals responsibility.
We close with an invitation for all students to utilize our trauma-informed services, particularly those who may be hesitant to seek standard/traditional mental health care.
Please see below for both UB and national resources aimed at supporting students who are directly impacted by systems of oppression.
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
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.
Consultations are available for campus members, including students, parents, faculty and staff. You can request a consultation if you are concerned about a UB student. Contact Counseling Services to learn more.
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.
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.
Use the following links to select the type of opportunity that interests you.
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.