Welcome to the Counseling Center!
The University of Louisville Counseling Center provides short term individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological testing. Our clients seek services for a variety of areas of concern, including psychological, personal/social, academic, and career issues. Counseling Center professionals provide consultation to faculty and staff members, as well as participate in outreach, training, advocacy, program development, and research. Our counselors work in conjunction with the University community to promote a healthy campus environment that maximizes academic success and student retention.
The mission of the Counseling Center is to provide services and programs that support the psychological well-being, holistic development, and retention of University of Louisville students. The Center seeks to promote an environment that is conducive to positive personal growth and educational achievement. We are committed to diversity in the provision of services and in supporting the University community, while honoring the unique needs and concerns of individuals and traditionally underrepresented groups. We are dedicated to achieving excellence in all aspects of service provision, consultation, training, and research.
We would like to offer our unconditional support to the members of our community who are suffering as a result of racial discrimination and social injustice. We know that experiencing race based trauma directly is painful and can result in significant distress. Additionally, we recognize that witnessing or hearing about violence against those within a group with which we identify can also be traumatizing; this is called vicarious trauma. Race based trauma, whether vicarious or directly experienced, can result in significant problems including: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, depression, sudden shifts in behavior and relationships, persistent feelings of danger, avoidance, not feeling connected to your body or to others, physical exhaustion, feelings of anger or hopelessness, having what seems like big emotional reactions to situations, difficulty with concentration and focus.
We want to encourage you to engage in regular self-care activities that address your mental and physical health, to connect with others for support, and to come to the Counseling Center if you need to talk to someone about your mental and emotional well-being, including the effects of race-based trauma.