At the UMaine Counseling Center we strive to provide compassionate and professional assistance with counseling tailored to your goals. We typically provide short-term, individual counseling, but staff will explore options with you if extended service is indicated. When students are seen for longer periods of time, they and their counselor will collaboratively explore their goals and put those in writing which will be reviewed by our Senior Clinical Staff to support effective treatment. Clients whose concerns require more intensive care or specialized treatment beyond our scope of practice may be referred to mental health providers in the community.
We are best able to meet the most students’ needs when our scheduling is flexible. Therefore we don’t assign a regular day or time to meet. Instead, we identify the next meeting time based on client need and therapist availability. Appointments usually last 45-50 minutes.
Making an Appointment
When classes are in session during the Fall and Spring semesters students can schedule an initial consultation (iConsults) on Mondays – Thursdays between 1-3:30 pm. iConsults are brief meetings (usually 15 minutes) to determine what service best fits a student’s situation. To schedule an iConsult please call , or stop in after 8:30 am on the day you wish to come for an appointment. Normally, we can provide an iConsult meeting on the day students call, however, the number of appointments are limited so we recommend you call in the morning to try to get in that afternoon.
When classes are not is session (summer and semester breaks) students can make an appointment for an initial meeting by stopping by the center or by calling between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. There may be times between 12-1 when no one will be available to answer calls or schedule appointments – please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
On campus, find us at:
125 Cutler Health Building— across from Gannett Hall