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.
24/7 crisis intervention services are available 24/7 by calling the UCC at 574-631-7336.
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.
The UCC Talkline provides phone consultations with a counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Individual counseling offers the opportunity for students to work through issues that are affecting their functioning with the guidance of a UCC counselor.
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.
Group counseling enables students to learn about themselves and develop new ways of managing concerns and relating to others.
Facilitated workshops are opportunities for students to identify coping strategies and find new resources to address a specific topic.
Through TimelyCare, students can receive 24/7 access to mental health and medical telehealth care and health coaching across the United States.
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.
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.