Counseling Services

Available Services & Programs

24-Hour Crisis Response

If you are in distress, please contact 412-648-7930 at any time to speak directly with a clinician.

For urgent mental health concerns or crises, please contact re:solve Crisis Network at 888-796-8226 or the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling 988.

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

Self-Help & Screening Tool

Self-Enrolled Self-Help: Therapy Assistance Online
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) Self-Help is a confidential online library of interactive educational materials and practice tools to help you better understand and manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

To learn more about TAO and how to sign up for TAO Self-Enrolled Self-Help, click here.

Online Screening Tool: Therapy Assistance Online
This screening tool will ask you a few question in each area and provide you some feedback, along with some ideas about next steps you can take. Click here for the TAO Online Screening Tool.

If you would like to discuss the results of your screening with a UCC clinician, please utilize our Virtual Drop-In Services by contacting 412-648-7930, Monday-Friday from 9a-4p.

Let's (tele)Talk

"Let's Talk" is a drop-in service that offers informal, confidential consultation with a clinician from the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center. Clinicians hold drop-in hours during the academic year.

"Let's Talk" is now virtual! Click here to learn more about "Let's (tele)Talk."

Wellness Workshops

The UCC provides a number of workshops throughout the week for interested students. Please visit our Workshop page for more information.

Drop-In Services

Any student interested in services at UCC, or requiring support for an urgent or crisis situation may call the UCC at 412-648-7930 any time during Drop-In hours (Monday-Friday, 9a-4p) to speak with a clinician. No appointment is necessary.

Group Counseling

Group counseling is an effective way to address issues common among college students. Groups are facilitated by clinicians and provide a safe environment to discuss problems with others who are dealing with similar concerns. A variety of groups are offered every semester to address the unique needs of our students.

The UCC is happy to offer a number of groups every semester. Please visit our Group Counseling page for additional information.

Individual Counseling

The UCC utilizes a short-term model for individual counseling. Duration and frequency of individual counseling is determined by student's unique needs.
If you are interested in engaging in individual counseling at the UCC, please utilize our Drop-In Services by contacting 412-648-7930, Monday-Friday from 9a-4p.

Care Coordination

UCC Clinicians are available to assist students in connecting to on- and off-campus resources based on request or need. If you are interested in Care Coordination services, please utilize our Drop-In Services by contacting 412-648-7930, Monday-Friday from 9a-4p.

Couples and Relationship Counseling

This service is available to individuals of all gender identities, sexual orientations and relationship orientations who are involved in an ongoing, committed relationship. All members must be an enrolled student at the University and currently registered for classes to be eligible for services.

If you are interested in Couples & Relationship counseling at the UCC, please utilize Drop-In Services by contacting 412-648-7930, Monday-Friday from 9a-4p.

Gender Affirmation Support Services

The UCC offers a variety of culturally responsive mental health services to a large and diverse student body utilizing a personalized care model. We understand that, to some trans and gender non-conforming students, working with a clinician that shares one or more of their identities is key to promoting a sense of safety. To others, it is important to work with a clinician whose identities are different from their own. When possible, we do our best to honor these requests in service of student growth.

In addition to individual therapy, the UCC offers self-help tools (TAO), Let’s (Tele) Talk, and a virtual therapy group to support LGBTQIA+ students: Everyone But the Kitchen Sink. Please visit our Group Counseling Page to learn more.

To support students seeking medical transition, dedicated clinicians from the UCC collaborate with campus and community medical/physical health partners as the Gender Affirmation Team (GAT), which has been operating for the past four years. The mission of this team is to provide strength-based, affirming, collaborative, and multidimensional emotional and physical health care, consistent with the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines.

If you are interested in Gender Affirmation Support Services at the UCC, please utilize our Virtual Drop-In Services by contacting 412-648-7930, Monday-Friday from 9a-4p.

You are also encouraged to visit our Resources Page for additional resources.

Substance Use Services

Individual and group therapy services are available for all interested students. Click here to learn more about Substance Use Services.

Outreach and Education

UCC clinicians are available to provide outreach education programs and presentations to all members of the University community, including students, faculty and staff on a wide variety of mental health topics. Click here to learn more.

Find an off-campus mental health provider

Thriving Campus
ThrivingCampus is an online directory for Pitt students to access a list of off-campus, licensed mental health clinicians, whom provide outpatient services for students. The website includes various guides and resources that assist students through the process of securing off-campus care. Click here to learn more about Thriving Campus.

Psychology Today
Psychology Today is another online directory resource that students can utilize to find mental health providers across the United States. Click here to visit Psychology Today.

Psychiatry Services at Student Health Services

Psychiatry services are offered to students through Student Health Services. Click here to learn more.