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Welcome to the Counseling Center!


The Counseling Center will be CLOSED on Friday, August 18, 2017 for Fall semester planning.

If you are in crisis, you can call the Dean of Students Office at 852-5787

 In case of an emergency, you can call:


                            University Police (ULPD) (502)852-6111

                 Emergency Psychiatry at the UofL Hospital (502) 562-3210

                        Hope Now Hotline (502) 589-4313

                       Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255


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.

Statement of Support for Transgender Students

The Counseling Center would like to emphasize our support of transgender students and of the entire LGBTQ community on campus. Our therapists are welcoming and equipped to work with students on their unique journeys of identity development, honoring the self, healing wounds, and building resilience. We acknowledge that people identify across the gender spectrum and each individual deserves a space in public life, including but not limited to a safe place to use the bathroom. Because of this, we made sure to include a restroom in our lobby that welcomes all identities.

We encourage our students to engage in regular self-care activities. This may be things like listening to gender affirming music, hanging out with supportive or queer-identified people, contacting the LGBTQ Center on campus, taking a walk outside, eating well and getting good sleep, engaging in books and media that educate or support your identity, getting involved in local organizations, going to a mindfulness workshop, or even allowing for breaks from news and social media.

We are here for you.

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.

Counseling Center
Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave., Suite 201
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Office Hours

Fall 2017

M, Tu, Fri 8:00a to 5:00p

Wed, Thurs 8:00a-6:00p


M-F 8:30a to 4:30p

Closed on University holidays and closings. We observe delayed starts and early closings set by the University.


tel (502) 852-6585

Note that email cannot be used to make appointments.