Counseling Services

Confidential, free, safe, and nonjudgmental care.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental space where students can explore a wide variety of issues and concerns. Operating from a stepped care model that emphasizes brief, solution focused treatment approaches, our skilled and knowledgeable counselors help students get from point A (the problem that leads them to seek our services) to point B (the resolution of that problem) in the most direct and efficient way possible. 

Counseling services include crisis intervention, brief consultation with counselors 24/7 by phone on the UCC Talkline, workshops, Drop-In services, group and individual counseling, psychiatric care for medication management, and referrals to off-campus treatment providers. All counseling services are free of charge to degree-seeking students currently enrolled at the University of Notre Dame and to international non-degree seeking students. 

Please see our Intro to UCC Video, for an overview of our services.

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24/7 crisis intervention services are available 24/7 by calling the UCC at 574-631-7336.

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Drop-In Services

All students access the UCC for the first time through the UCC Drop-In system. Drop-In appointments enable students to address a specific concern or to determine which UCC services might best address their issues.

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24/7 Talkline

The UCC Talkline provides phone consultations with a counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Individual Counseling

Individual counseling offers the opportunity for students to work through issues that are affecting their functioning with the guidance of a UCC counselor.

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Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric services are available to students through the UCC. To access these services, students are first seen for an initial Drop-In appointment at the UCC.

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Group Counseling

Group counseling enables students to learn about themselves and develop new ways of managing concerns and relating to others.

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Workshops & Support Spaces

Facilitated workshops are opportunities for students to identify coping strategies and find new resources to address a specific topic.

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Outreach and Consultation

The UCC offers a variety of outreach and consultation programs across campus to promote student health and well-being, including group presentations, workshops, facilitated discussions, and panels.

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Through TimelyCare, students can receive 24/7 access to mental health and medical telehealth care and health coaching across the United States.

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Off-campus Referrals

There are times a student may want or need mental health services that are beyond the scope of the services provided at the UCC. In these instances, the UCC can provide an off-campus referral.

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Returning to the University

The UCC is often involved in the process of evaluating a student’s readiness to resume academic work after a leave of absence from the University.