Eligibility

Who is eligible for counseling at the UMCC?

Any undergraduate or graduate/law/medical student who is currently enrolled at the University of Miami and has paid the Health Center and Counseling Center fee is eligible for an assessment at the Counseling Center. During the assessment students meet with a therapist to discuss current concerns, gather information about the student's history and review recommendations for treatment. The recommended treatment may include ongoing individual or group therapy at the Counseling Center.

The Counseling Center generally offers limited short-term counseling. If you need or prefer long-term or weekly counseling, then an off-campus counselor may be a better fit for you. The Counseling Center does not offer long-term, intensive treatment generally required for substance abuse, eating disorders, or severe emotional difficulties. The Counseling Center psychiatric providers do not prescribe controlled substance, such as stimulants for ADHD (e.g., Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta). Additionally, the Counseling Center does not prescribe benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin) on an ongoing basis.

Summer Eligibility

In order to receive services over the summer, any undergraduate or graduate/law/medical student must be enrolled for summer or fall classes and have paid the Health Center and Counseling Center fee.
Special Note: Graduate students are strongly encouraged to check with their department about their enrollment status in order to ensure ongoing services are not interrupted or to begin new service during the summer.