COUNSELING CENTER IS AVAILABLE AND READY TO HELP!
Counseling Services for Summer Term 2020
Currently all counseling is provided via telephone or Zoom Health–a confidential, HIPPA compliant videoconferencing platform. We have been informed by legal counsel that at this time we are unable to provide such services to students who are located outside the State of Maine. This is a change in what had been previously indicated on this page. Services are only available for students who enrolled in courses for the current semester / term.
If you want to talk with a counselor, please call 207-581-1392 Monday through Friday between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are in crisis, see the resources below.
We recognize that the National Health Emergency is creating significant disruption and change in the lives of our UMaine community members. Such disruption can be very stressful. We are striving to support students who desire counseling services while also protecting the health of students and staff. Counseling Center staff members are doing all we can to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. For that reason, the Counseling Center is closed for in-person counseling or
face-to-face urgent care appointments.
We will continue to use this approach to counseling services until further notice. University administration and Counseling Center staff will continue to assess the most appropriate manner to provide mental health services to our students. Updates about our services will be found on this webpage. Please note that parts of our website may not accurately reflect how we provide services during these unusual circumstances.
Students, staff, and parents, may find useful some of the resources listed below
- Students who desire help finding mental health providers in their vicinity can click here.
- If you are in crisis please call 911 for regional dispatch services, Campus Police at 207-581-4040, or the statewide crisis line at 1-888-568-1112, or go directly to a Hospital Emergency Department. Those located closest to UMaine are:
Northern Light EMMC is at 489 State Street, Bangor
St. Joseph’s Hospital is at 360 Broadway Street, Bangor
- Crisis Hotline for trans people of all ages Trans Lifeline provides a peer support hotline and microgrants for trans people in need. You can call their hotline at 877-565-8860.
- COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line for clinicians & first responders on the front lines: 866-367-4440 or 207-221-8196. For more information, click here.
- There are many useful tools and forms of support on-line. Click here to see a number of on-line support communities, programs, and mental health apps–many of them free.
Sanvello, a respected, popular mental health app is offering free, premium access to its on-line community and products during the covid-19 crisis. Click here to go to that website.
Community Message: Our Commitment to Racial & Social Justice
We are mental health providers whose mission is to ease pain, promote the health, engagement, and success of all members of our UMaine community and empower our students in their struggles. We affirm that our work includes locating the source of the injustice in the socio-political context rather than focusing simply on the individual or group. Click here to read more about our Commitment to Racial & Social Justice.
The experience of being a college student can be challenging — whether balancing new & old relationships, family & school, or dealing with stress that comes from everyday life. Whatever is on your mind, the Counseling Center is here to help. We encourage you to explore our site to learn more about our services and how we may be able to help you. Our goal is to provide services & programs that promote the personal development and psychological well-being of our students. We also hope to assist in the development & maintenance of a university atmosphere that is conducive to growth, and that maximizes students’ personal and academic development.
When stress is high, check out our tips to tackle your stress. Or if your experience is beyond occasional stress and you’re anxious most of the time, read up on how you can manage anxiety. Visit our For Students page for other great tips and helpful information.
Counseling Services – Everyone has problems sometimes. Working with a highly-trained counselor in a professional, confidential setting gives you an opportunity to share your concern, explore your options, and work toward a solution. Students participate in individual, group or couples counseling for a number of reasons; no concern is too big or too small.
Healing & Wellness During COVID-19, Racial and Sociopolitical Upheaval People are reeling from societal upheaval and the unpredictability of life during a pandemic. With the continuous stream of news and social media, the ambiguity related to Covid -19 and the traumatic impact of violence and racially motivated encounters- it is easy to fall into a fear-based pattern of thinking and living. Check out our resource page for support.
Self help & relaxation – Counseling or a consultation can be a helpful choice for many students, but there are a lot of things you can try on your own to help your well-being. Check out suggestions to help lower your stress level, improve your mood, or just do a ‘check-in’ to see how you’re doing.
Outreach efforts at UMaine are aimed at helping students engage with their surroundings, connect with each other, and belong to the UMaine community. Want to learn a few new ways to relax and de-stress? Stop by our Mind Spa (120 Memorial Union, near the ATM), open during the fall & spring semesters on Mondays-Fridays from 12pm-4:00pm. We also offer trainings for students and staff on a variety of mental health related topics, from suicide prevention to healthy communication.
The University of Maine Counseling Center is accredited by the
International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. The Counseling Center Staff adhere to the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics.
Hours of Operation
Our building is currently closed:
Our phones are open:
Monday through Friday,
10 am – 4pm