Counseling Center

Welcome to the University Counseling Center!

Updated Thursday, June 5, 2020

In Solidarity & Action
The repeated incidents of black lives being mistreated are deeply disturbing, saddening, infuriating, and incomprehensible; and now is not a time to remain silent.

As a department within Student Affairs, the UCC is committed to protecting and supporting the well-being of all our students, and we proudly stand in solidarity with them. It is our responsibility to advocate for justice in society and engage in meaningful efforts to dismantle racism and other forms of hate.

These forms of hate have serious impact on our collective mental health. The commonplace nature of these racist incidents has led to an inevitable sense of exhaustion, fear, and numbness, while others may be feeling anger, disgust, and resentment. As we attempt to navigate this challenging reality, we are reminded that in order to stand up against hate and injustice, we all have individual and collective work to do.

The UCC is here to provide support to the Pitt community. We are currently developing a variety of online services and resources to support our students of color and allies.

Online Services & Resources
Racial Trauma & Self-Care Resources
Virtual Wellness Workshops
Virtual Group Counseling
Let’s (tele)Talk
Diversity-Related Resources
Resources for Allies

Given the local, state, and federal guidelines regarding community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Counseling Center is closed at its physical location in Nordenberg Hall. All satellite offices (including those located in residence halls) are also closed at this time.

All in-person services (including drop-in services) are suspended. The UCC is now offering a variety of online services and programs to meet the needs of our community during this time.

Please continue to take care of your health and wellbeing.

Connecting to Online Services & Resources

  • Online and digital services and resources are available for students by contacting the University Counseling Center at 412-648-7930 x1. Additionally, Therapy Assistance Online resources continue to be available.
  • If you sought UCC services in the past or are seeking support for the first time, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on how to access services and what to expect when receiving support during this unprecedented time.
  • All in-person group counseling sessions have been cancelled. The UCC is offering a number of virtual groups throughout the summer. Please visit our Group Counseling page for additional information.
  • All scheduled in-person Wellness Workshops and Let’s Talk session have been cancelled until further notice. The UCC is providing a number of virtual workshops throughout the week for interested students. Please visit our Virtual Workshops page for additional information.
  • All scheduled outreach programs and presentations have been cancelled, and the UCC is currently not accepting in-person outreach requests at this time. UCC will consider virtual presentation requests. Please visit our Wellness Education & Outreach page for additional information.

If you are in distress, please contact 412-648-7930 x1 to speak directly with an on-call clinician.

For urgent mental health concerns or crises, please contact re:solve Crisis Network at 888-796-8226 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

If you are in an emergency situation and immediate assistance is needed, please call 911.

Additional Resources

College can be an exciting and challenging time for students. The mission of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to provide high quality services and programs that foster the academic and personal development, and the psychological well-being of Pitt’s diverse student body. From outreach and prevention to crisis intervention, the UCC is dedicated to supporting and empowering you to maximize your college experience and realize your fullest potential.

Any student interested in services at UCC, or requiring support for an urgent or crisis situation may present to the UCC at any time during drop-in hours to speak with a clinician. 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