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.
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.
Whether you're struggling to cope, feeling low or just need a place to talk, Togetherall can help you to explore your feelings in a safe and supportive environment.
To join Togetherall’s supportive online community, you’ll need to follow these steps to register:
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 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:
Access is available to all current UB students, faculty and staff.
Accessing TAO is easy from desktop or mobile, once you create your account:
Need help with TAO Self Help, contact TAO at email@example.com.
Developed by the creators of MindWise's SOS Signs of Suicide, an evidence-based program trusted by thousands – MindWise on Campus is an online training that uses video and interactive learning to teach students how to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) if they’re worried about themselves or a friend.
Because mental health concerns often first appear between the ages of 18 and 25, it’s our goal to provide students access to the wide range of suicide prevention and mental health resources that are available to them during their time at the University at Buffalo.
The MindWise on Campus course uses real and diverse stories of mental health struggles and recovery to provide students with resources and actionable steps to support themselves and their peers.
We encourage every student to take 30 minutes to learn:
If you are struggling now, help is available for UB Students. During normal business hours call Counseling Services and ask speak to a crisis counselor (716-645-2720). If your emergency occurs after normal business hours, call 716-645-2720 and press option “2” to speak with a counselor or call Crisis Services of Erie County at 716-834-3131. Other options are to call/text/chat 988 or text 741741 for support 24/7.
Many students encounter the mental health topics below. Explore the links to learn more and discover tips and resource to help you.
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.
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.