Counseling Center

 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


Individual Counseling

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 University Counseling Center utilizes a short-term treatment model for individual counseling.

Couples Counseling

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 Pitt student who is registered in the current term.

Group Counseling

Group counseling/therapy provides an opportunity to be a part of a small group student 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 provides 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).   Students participating in group therapy are asked to commit to attending group therapy sessions regularly for the duration of the group.


The UCC also offers a variety of drop in educational and skills based workshops developed to meet the needs of the UCC’s most common presenting student concerns.   The content of each workshop rotates every few weeks.   Although encouraged, there is no need to register in advance.

How to Make an Appointment

Walk-in appointments are offered daily.
When:   Monday – Friday, from 9:00a.m. -12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Why:   To talk about what your concerns and work with the mental health professional to determine the best course of treatment based on your preferences.

How:   Call 412-648-7930 or stop by the Wellness Center, located on the first floor in Nordenberg Hall.

More details on appointments can be found here.