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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’s regional campuses 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, triage 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 on-going therapy.
It is an information gathering session that obtains a detailed understanding of the presenting problems and thorough history of the client’s background.

Individual Session

In individual counseling, you have the full attention of one of our counselors in an 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 types of personal issues addressed include: college adjustment, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, substance abuse, eating disorders, grief/loss issues, family problems.

Walk-In, Crisis Intervention, and Triage

Walk-Ins are provided without an appointment Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m – first come first serve.

The University Counseling Center offers a variety of crisis services, including triage crisis services during business hours and an after-hours crisis helpline by calling 662-915-3784. Licensed counselors are on standby at no cost to students, with full confidentiality.

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. Groups 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 if both people in the couple are current students who meet eligibility requirements. Couples will be seen separately for an Initial Assessment before couples counseling can begin.

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 $30 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.