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.
Hours of Operation
Our building is open: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon and 1- 4:30 p.m
Our phones are open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-Noon and 1- 4:30 p.m.
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.
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), open during the fall & spring semesters on Mondays-Fridays from 11am-2pm. 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.