Note from the Director

The University of Miami Counseling Center (UMCC) is part of the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Miami (UM). UMCC provides high quality counseling, outreach and psychoeducation to UM students. The interdisciplinary clinical staff at UMCC includes psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses. The UMCC is also a training site for an APA-accredited doctoral internship program in clinical and counseling psychology, and is a practicum site for doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology. In addition to providing direct services to UM students, UMCC clinicians often consult with parents, faculty, and staff who have concerns about a student’s mental health.

Students can come to the UMCC for treatment for a variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, adjustment to campus, and relationship problems. Students can also seek services when experiencing mental health crises that require psychological and psychiatric intervention. Finally, students are welcome to contact the UMCC to learn about mental health issues and to educate themselves on a wide range of topics focused on well-being and preventative measures.

We offer individual and group therapy, psychiatric services, workshops and outreach programs, and consultation services as part of our overall mission to address the mental health needs of UM students. UMCC clinicians participate in comprehensive efforts to address mental health emergencies on campus and called upon to provide their knowledge and expertise on such matters.

All of us at UMCC, including the support staff, are focused on providing UM students with an excellent experience, and are committed to their overall well-being. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Dr. Rene Monteagudo, at 305-284-5511 or at Rmonteag@miami.edu.

Rene Monteagudo, Ph.D.
Director