The experienced counseling professionals at the University Counseling Center provide care and consultation to SLU students. Our staff members are highly trained clinicians who can assist with a variety of issues, such as adjustment to college life, troubling changes in mood and chronic psychological conditions. We are fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
Due to COVID-19, University Counseling Center staff are working remotely. We are committed to supporting students as we implement social distancing practices and other changes that current circumstances demand. If you or someone you know is currently in crisis, call 314-977-8255 (TALK) to get information about setting up an online appointment.
Making an Appointment
The University Counseling Center remains committed to serving the students of the SLU community under the challenging adjustments required by social distancing. We are only offering online appointments at this time. To talk with the professional staff, schedule an appointment or ask a question, please call the main phone number 314-977-8255 (TALK) and we will return your call within 24 hours. If you have additional questions or concerns, please email Jennifer Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling services are available to all students at Saint Louis University free of charge, including those in full-time, part-time, graduate, law and medical programs.
- To schedule a counseling appointment at the University Counseling Center, call 314-977-8255 (TALK).
- When you call, we will gather some preliminary information and arrange an appointment.
- Appointments are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Students are permitted 10 individual therapy sessions per academic year.
- The University Counseling Center is closed on all University holidays.
- Your appointment will typically last 30-50 minutes.
- You will be asked to complete some forms.
- You will receive a diagnostic interview.
- Your provider will recommend treatment and follow-up options.
- In some cases, you may be referred to a physician and/or psychiatrist as part of your care.
Call 314-977-8255 (TALK) at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or change appointments.
University Counseling Center services include individual psychotherapy, case management, outreach and prevention, and educational groups. Psychiatry appointments are available at the Student Health Center by calling 314-977-2323.
The University Counseling Center staff are highly trained specialists who can help you with a broad range of concerns including:
- Eating disorders
- Sexual assault
- Panic attacks
- Self-harming behaviors
- Sleep disturbance
- Adjustment problems
- Relationship issues
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Uncontrollable mood swings
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
- Attention/concentration problems
- Identity/orientation confusion
- Family of origin concerns
- Cultural/diversity concerns
- Post-traumatic stress
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If you are a student, parking on campus is determined by your parking pass. If you are a visitor to campus, you may park in the visitor section of the Laclede parking garage. There is a charge to park in this garage. Law students are permitted to park free of charge in the designated "Clinic Parking" spaces in the Queen's Daughters Lot. You must obtain a parking pass from our clinic prior to the appointment and display it in your vehicle to avoid being ticketed.
Our mission is to promote the psychological health and development of the SLU community using a holistic approach to achieve wellness and educational success. We assist students using culturally competent and evidence-based treatment strategies. It is also our goal to be a visible presence throughout the campus community and build partnerships with other student service organizations. Our services include individual and group counseling, psychological testing, crisis management, clinical training of graduate students and wellness education.
The University Counseling Center is committed to embracing the unique identities and characteristics of all ethnicities, faiths, orientations and life experiences. Students can expect that our professionals will work with you in a safe and non-judgmental fashion. We will honor and respect your uniqueness while at the same time help you resolve personal concerns. Our staff members recognize the destructive impact that stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination bring to the world. We strive to create an environment of support and acceptance when working with you.