Mental Health Services offers a variety of psychotherapy services to students who are currently enrolled at UCCS. These services may include any member of the student's family or significant relationship that the student may wish to include in their therapy. Students get three free visits each semester and then are charged very affordable fees for the remainder of our counseling services ($20 per session). To ensure that the majority of students can utilize the services, our focus is on providing short-term psychotherapy. Students can initiate services by calling our main line (719-255-4444) or by coming to the Wellness Center inside the Recreation and Wellness Center in person. Once you leave your name, contact information, and the best times to be seen, the next available counselor will call you for your first appointment. If the concern requires specialized services or long term treatment, the student is usually referred to off-campus resources.
Counseling appointments can be made by calling the Wellness Center at (719) 255-4444 or by coming to the Wellness Center inside the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center in person. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
If you are seeking help with an emergency after normal business hours, please contact:
Public Safety at (719) 255-3111 (if on campus);
If you are off-campus, dial 988 for mental health crisis or 911 for medical emergencies; or
Diversus Mental Health Crisis Line at (719) 635-7000
We offer the following counseling services:
Mental Health Services provides individual psychotherapy for students who come with a wide variety of issues. Some of the most common issues that bring UCCS students to our Center are:
- confusion about life goals
- identity concerns
- alcohol and substance abuse
- eating/appetite/weight issues
- test anxiety
- relationship conflicts
- a variety of traumatic events
- grief and loss
- sexual issues
- difficulties coping with stress
Couples may seek marital, premarital, divorce, sexual adjustment, or alternate life- counseling. Counseling is available for the student and their partner whether the goal is to improve a good relationship or to deal with a relationship in trouble.
Sometimes a student's personal issues originate from early life experiences or involve certain other family members. When appropriate, a student may invite willing family members to therapy sessions.