Mental Health

Student Counseling Service (SCS) is committed to promoting the mental health and well-being of UChicago undergraduate and graduate students by providing accessible, high-quality, culturally sensitive mental health services. We also provide outreach and consultation to the University community. All of our services are covered by the Student Services Fee, and there is no additional cost for students to access our services.

Call 773.702.9800 to make an appointment with a therapist. See the links below for more detailed information about our services.

The Academic Skills Assessment Program (ASAP) assists students with improving academic performance through assessment, short-term coaching, and referrals. 

Several online and in-person programs are available to promote education surrounding alcohol and drug use. Student Counseling Service therapists also perform substance use evaluations.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College (and Graduate) Students (BASICS) is a service for students who want to explore their alcohol use.

SCS staff can provide consultation regarding supporting students with mental health concerns and outreach programming to promote mental health. Learn more about SCS's campus outreach.

The Student Health and Counseling Services Eating Concerns Team takes a multidisciplinary approach to supporting students in addressing eating concerns.

Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal and confidential sessions with therapists from SCS. There’s no need for an appointment and no cost to students.

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training designed to give participants the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Health Promotion and Wellness’s Mindfulness Meditation is a four-week course that includes instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation and other techniques to reduce stress. 

Students are responsible for requesting their medication refills from their providers. Learn more about requesting prescription refills from SCS.

SCS psychiatrists can monitor medical cases, assess the need for psychiatric medication, or make referrals to receive long-term psychiatric care. Learn more about psychiatric consultations at SCS.

Learn more about receiving referrals from the SCS.

Therapists at SCS perform substance use evaluations to meet with students about their concerns and make recommendations.

SCS provides short-term individual and couples therapy for students to discuss and address personal and relationship concerns related to mental health and well-being.

SCS’s therapy groups create a welcoming, nonjudgmental environment where students can connect to other students around shared struggles or current life conditions. There are a variety of therapy groups available for graduate and undergraduate students. 

All students are welcome to attend our single-session weekly workshops taking place in Autumn 2019, Getting Out Of Your Head and Coping with the Quarter. 

Training Programs

Student Counseling Service is proud to offer two training programs that prepare participants for a career in clinical psychology. Click on the links below for further information.

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