Returning clients with urgent needs or new clients may come in to see a clinician from 9 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Scheduled appointments are also available. Please stop in or call (859) 257-8701. Students in crisis will be seen 8 am to 4 pm, M- F. You may be asked to wait until the next clinician is available if you drop in for services.
Phone lines are open for urgent concerns 24 hours, 7 days a week, including holidays and university closings. Clinicians are also available at Let’s Talk locations across campus: http://www.uky.edu/counselingcenter/lets-talk
Due to the high demand for services, please be aware that same day/drop-in appointments may fill early in the day. If you are late for a new or ongoing appointment, your spot may be given to another student and you will be asked to reschedule. Please consider using our drop-in services (Let's Talk, Relaxation Room, & Wildcat Wellbeing Workshops), downloading the FREE Stressbusters app or using our community services referral list.
Welcome to the University of Kentucky Counseling Center: Consultation and Psychological Services (UKCC). The UKCC offers education, confidential consultation, and brief therapy to currently enrolled UK students. Consultation services are also available to UK faculty and staff, and family, friends, and caregivers of students.
We know that university life can be demanding. Balancing academics, work, athletics, finances, family, health, and social life can be stressful. We also know that many students face oppression and discrimination that impact their mental health, interpersonal relationships, and academic progress. Staff at the UKCC strive to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for all UK students to promote exploration of any personal problems or concerns.
Developing and maintaining well-being in life often requires learning and applying new skills. The UKCC offers many services to help students be successful in college and life. Many services for improving stress management and personal well-being are drop-in and do not require an appointment. For example, the Relaxation Room, Wildcat Wellness Workshops, and Let's Talk. We also offer group therapy and brief therapy for individuals and couples. Students in need of longer-term care will be assisted in connecting with community providers.
Please call us at (859) 257-8701. We are here to help.
Please note: UKCC clinicians do not write letters for Emotional Support Animals (ESAs). Off-campus providers may be able to provide such documentation.
Watch the brief video below to find out more about your first visit at the UKCC: