Counseling Services

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Counseling Services can help with emotional issues, stress, crisis management and much more to support mental wellness through a variety of services.

Make an Appointment

Call 716-645-2720 for Counseling Services. We will work with you to get the help you need.

Letters of support

NOTE: Students should not pursue services at UB Counseling Services (UBCS) for the sole purpose of obtaining a letter of support, including one for emotional support animals. UBCS does not provide letters at the first appointment, which includes letters for academic withdrawal, and cannot provide documentation regarding a student's mental health without a history of services at UBCS during the specified time period. If necessary, students are encouraged to seek letters of support from individuals directly involved in their care such as past or present psychological/psychiatric providers, other medical providers or family members.

Meet the Counseling Team

Our caring, experienced team includes psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals who are here to help you.


Learn more about the depth and breadth of mental health services and information available to students.

Mental Health Counseling


Suicide, Depression, Grief

Healthy Behavior

Crisis Text Line

Need to talk? The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Users are connected to a trained Crisis Counselor, who will help them develop a plan to stay safe. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill. Text: “GOT5” to 741-741

Conducting Research with Counseling Services

As a member of the university community, Counseling Services is committed to supporting and disseminating research. The office makes efforts to develop collaborations between staff, colleagues and students on empirical research and theoretical papers, both here at the University at Buffalo, and at other colleges and universities. Following is some general information about conducting research with our office; please contact us to learn more.

Guiding Principles for Research

  • Research must not interfere with Counseling Services client care; impact on usual Counseling Services procedures should be minimized
  • Measures to safeguard clients’ welfare must be clearly outlined; risks to clients must be negligible
  • Professional ethical guidelines must be carefully adhered to
  • Priority will be given to studies that clearly benefit university and college counseling center practices and clients

Basic Requirements for Research

  • Research conducted by a student must have a faculty advisor; this advisor’s name and contact information must be provided
  • You must develop your research proposal in consultation with Counseling Services; do not assume we will be able to approve a proposal without modification
  • You should obtain Institutional Review approval only after your proposal has been approved by Counseling Services

Minimal Structure for Research Proposals

  • Statement of purpose, including how this study will benefit counseling center practices
  • Research methodology, with details about impact on usual center procedures and on clients’ experience
  • Proposed statistical methods
  • Expected findings and hypotheses

Outreach and Consultations

Consultations are available for campus groups and individuals — including student groups, faculty and staff. You can request a consultation to help you deal with a traumatic event on campus, or to help enhance organizational and interpersonal effectiveness. Contact Counseling Services to learn more.


Campus: (716) 645-2222

Off-Campus: 911


University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175

University at Buffalo
202 Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5800

North Campus Hours

Monday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Campus Hours

Monday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: hours may be abbreviated during winter break; contact us for details.

Featured Programs and Services

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If you are interested in managing your own well-being and learning helpful resiliency tools without the assistance of a counselor, sign up today.

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Mental health screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. These types of screenings are typically designed to be educational, not diagnostic.

If you are interested in accessing counseling services on your own, we offer a community provider database that can help you find a compatible provider in the community.

Take the pledge and join the new mental illness anti-stigma campaign that is happening in our area through a coalition of Erie County mental health and social services agencies called Join the Conversation – Let’s Talk Stigma.


Use the following links to select the type of opportunity that interests you.