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.

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

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

University at Buffalo
1st Floor Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5800


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Our Services

Counseling Services offers a variety of therapy options, self-help resources, outreach events, and educational workshops.

Counseling Self-Help Outreach/Education

Self-Help Tools

Counseling Services also provides some online self-help assessments and educational programming you can access for free. 


Togetherall is an online peer-to-peer platform, offering a safe space to connect with others experiencing similar feelings. Plus, there are always trained professionals on hand, 24/7, 365 days a year. And, if sharing isn’t your thing, Togetherall has tools and courses to help you look after yourself, along with plenty of resources to explore. Click here to register.

On-Line Screenings

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.

TAO Self-Help

TAO Self-Help is a customizable, self-guided program that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act. You can learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, relationship skills, and strategies for bouncing back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. TAO Self-Help is completely self-directed, with no contact with a mental health professional.

Materials in TAO Self-Help can help with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, anger management, problem solving, communications and evaluating your alcohol and drug use through:

  • Self-help tools
  • Mindfulness library and exercises
  • Self-help videos
  • Educational modules
  • Logs to track moods and progress

Access is available to all current UB students, faculty and staff.

Accessing TAO is easy from desktop or mobile, once you create your account:

  • Use your UB email address to create your account
  • Create a unique password (minimum 8 characters in length containing 1 non-alpha numeric character and 1 capitalization)
  • Agree to TAO services
  • Check your UB email to finish your account set up

Need help with TAO Self Help, contact TAO at

Common Topics

Many students encounter the mental health topics below. Explore the links to learn more and discover tips and resource to help you. 

Make an Appointment

Call 716-645-2720 for Counseling Services. We will work with you to get the help you need.

About Us

Mental Health Emergency?


  • Call University Police: 716-645-2222 
  • Call Counseling Services: 716-645-2720  (After hours: press option “2” to for the crisis counselor.)


  • Call 911
  • Crisis Services of Erie County 24-hour Hotline: 716-834-3131
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, text 988 or dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • 24-hour Crisis Text Line, text: “HOME” to 741741
Health & Wellness: A Collaborative Approach

Counseling Services, Health Promotion and Student Health Services work together to provide a stepped approach to your care. 

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Health and Wellness: A Collaborative Approach

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.