Letter Request

University of Miami Counseling Center occasionally receive requests from students/clients to provide documentation regarding their services and/or recommendations. If you require a letter for any reason from UMCC, please note the following:

  • Letters will be provided only in the event that a therapeutic relationship has been established with a UMCC clinician.
  • UMCC clinicians will complete requests within a reasonable timeframe.
  • All requests require a completed release of information form before a letter will be given, even if a client is requesting a letter to themselves.

We do not provide any letters that "prescribe" or "require" specific accommodations as a treatment for a mental health diagnosis (i.e. Emotional Support Animal Letters) or accommodation for a psychological disability. Students interested in receiving these types of letters will be directed to the Camner Academic Resouces Center (ArC).

Occasionally, UMCC may provide supportive letters to clients with whom we have an ongoing therapeutic relationship. On ongoing therapeutic relationship is defined as having started services beyond the initial assessment appointment. These letters are meant to support certain accommodations the client may be seeking, but doesn’t constitute a recommendation or diagnosis. Please note that these letters are not written in a manner that states these accommodations are a necessary treatment for a disorder or psychological disability and the third party makes the final determination as to whether the request for accommodation is reasonable and/or appropriate. Often, recommendations take the form of requesting flexibility for the student in meeting their academic demands and involves communication with ArC or professors.

Please speak with your UMCC counselor if you have any questions about letters from UMCC.

If you need attendance verification of your appointment(s), UMCC staff members will provide this for you.