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.
University at Buffalo
1st Floor Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-5800
Mon., Tue., Thurs. & Fri.: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed.: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri..: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Counseling Services offers a variety of therapy options, self-help resources, outreach events, and educational workshops.
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.
In counseling sessions, you can expect to have open and honest discussions with a trained counselor in a safe environment. Here, you can:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meeting Students Where They are at Through an Embedded Counselor Program - 2023-2024 Gold Winner
Visit the Health and Wellness page to learn how Counseling Services, Health Promotion and Student Health Services work together to provide a stepped approach to your care.