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Counseling Center
University of Mississippi


To schedule an appointment for any of our services, please contact the Counseling Center or Click Here.


All currently enrolled students, including students at satellite campuses, are eligible for counseling services.

Students currently enrolled in at least three credit hours, including non-degree seeking students, are eligible for counseling services.

In addition to enrollment status, a student must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to receive counseling services without a release signed by a parent or legal guardian. If a student presents to the counseling center and is under the age of 18, the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must sign a release prior to the student’s receiving services.

SUMMER STUDENTS: Students who are considered continuously enrolled and eligible for services include those who were enrolled in the previous Spring semester and are enrolled in the upcoming Fall semester.

UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES: All eligible employees of the University of Mississippi are encouraged to take advantage of the UCC’s services via the Employee Assistance Program (EAP-MH).

To determine if your are an eligible employee, please Click Here for more information, or contact Human Resources.


Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to consult with a Counseling Center professional staff member. A variety of issues will be discussed, including how to make a referral and how to respond to a student or colleague that you are concerned about.


During office hours:

We request that, when possible, you make an appointment.  This allow us to serve you better — on your time.  To schedule an appointment online, Click Here. To Schedule an appointment via telephone, call 662-915-3784.

In the case of an emergency during office hours, walk-in services are provided at the University Counseling Center without an appointment Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

New Client

This appointment is the first appointment if client is seeking ongoing therapy.
The first appointment is an information gathering session that obtains a detailed understanding of the presenting issue and thorough history of the client’s background.

Individual Session

In individual counseling, you have the full attention of your counselor in a one-on-one atmosphere of understanding, warmth, and insight. The goal of counseling is to help clients take more effective control of their lives. Some of the personal issues addressed include: college adjustment, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, substance abuse, eating disorders, grief/loss issues, family problems.

Psychiatric Mental Health Services

Psychiatric 1st Appointment

UCC’s Psychiatric Providers (Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners) offer initiation and management of psychotropic medication for students.

To schedule a first appointment with a psychiatric provider, please call the UCC at 662-915-3784 or search “Psych” or “1st” in the search bar to see available appointment dates and times. If no appointments are available online, please call the UCC front desk.

A one-time $10 fee is billed for all Psychiatric 1st appointments. This fee will be billed to your Bursar account.

Psychiatric Recheck

This is an appointment with your psychiatric provider after you have had a Psychiatric 1st Appointment.

These follow up appointments are typically 30 minutes long with your assigned psychiatric provider. Search “Psych” or “Recheck”, or your provider’s first or last name in the search bar.

If you do not know the name of your current psychiatric provider, please reference the staff tab for list of staff members.

Walk-In and Crisis Intervention Service

Walk-Ins are provided without an appointment Monday – Friday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM on a “first come, first served” basis.

An after-hours crisis helpline is also available 24/7 by calling 662-915-3784.

Licensed counselors are on standby with full confidentiality — at no cost to students.

Group Therapy

Students often find themselves feeling isolated or alone in their challenges, experiences, thoughts, and feelings.

Group Therapy allows students to feel understood, supported, and encouraged by their peers in a safe, supportive, and confidential space. Group therapy sessions are free for currently enrolled students, meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes, include up to 10 participants, and are facilitated by clinical staff members. The UCC offers a variety of groups based upon the unique needs and interest areas of the University students.

Click Here for a detailed list of available on-campus therapy groups.

Couples Counseling

The UCC offers couples counseling to the University of Mississippi family provided that both parties are actively enrolled/employed students, faculty, or staff of the University.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance-Mental Health Program (EAP-MH) is a confidential service provided by the University for all administration, faculty, and staff.

EAP-MH Consultation is a short-term program provided to employees who are experiencing challenging work/life-related situations and might benefit from speaking to a counselor in an individual session. Common topics include stress related to work or home, interpersonal difficulties, or barriers to work productivity.

Four consultations are provided as follows:

  • The first consultation is free
  • The remaining 3 consultations are charged at $30 per session.
  • A fee of $50 is charged for cancellations and no-shows.

Sessions are paid through a payroll deduction. Sessions are renewable each calendar year. Services are for a calendar year (January-December).

To determine if your are an eligible employee, please Click Here for more information, or contact Human Resources.