Welcome to the University Counseling Center!
We are here to ensure that you remain healthy and thriving during your college years and beyond. As the primary mental health service for both undergraduate and graduate students, we employ a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, and advanced graduate trainees in various mental health disciplines. We’re committed to promoting your overall health, empowering you to maximize your college experience and realize your fullest potential.
If you are in an emergency situation where danger is imminent and immediate help is required, call 911 or the Pitt Police at 412-624-2121
After-Hours Counseling Phone Numbers:
- General Mental Health Crisis Response: 412-648-7930
- Sexual Assault Response: 412-648-7856
SOME OF OUR SERVICES OFFERED
Individual counseling provides an opportunity for students to meet individually with a mental health professional (psychologist, social worker, licensed professional counselor, advanced-level graduate trainee in psychology or social work) to explore freely a variety of problems, difficulties, or concerns.
The UCC utilizes a short-term, time-limited model for providing individual counseling and psychotherapy services. Sessions of individual counseling usually last about 45 minutes and are scheduled weekly for a specified period of time. Typically, students attend six to eight sessions of individual counseling over the course of one academic term.
In order to maintain quality of services while responding to high service demands, the UCC may limit the number and/or frequency of individual counseling sessions. When this occurs, student clients who need or express interest in long-term counseling or psychotherapy services are assisted with referrals to mental health services off-campus.
Couples counseling services are available to opposite-sex and same-sex partners who are involved in an ongoing, committed relationship. One partner must be an enrolled student who is currently registered for classes.
Group counseling/therapy provides an opportunity to be part of group of six to eight students who meet regularly over the course of one academic term to share concerns, explore personal issues, and learn new skills under the guidance of one or two group leaders/facilitators.
Each term the UCC providers a variety of general therapy groups offered to all students, therapy groups for particular populations (e.g., graduate students, women, men, LGBTQ students) and therapy groups for particular issues/problems (e.g., depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress management, family issues, substance abuse problems, history of sexual assault).
The UCC also offers educational workshops on a variety of topics. Students participating in group therapy are asked to commit to attending group therapy sessions regularly for the duration of the group.
How to Make an Appointment
Triage Screening and Disposition appointments are offered daily. Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To schedule a triage assessment appointment, call (412-648-7930) or stop by the Wellness Center in Nordenberg Hall. More details on appointments can be found here.