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Counseling & Psychiatry

The University Counseling Center (UCC) supports the mental health needs of Vanderbilt students, encouraging their work toward their academic and personal goals. Our highly skilled and multidisciplinary staff develop evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique background and needs by working together with students, campus partners, and community providers. The UCC also emphasizes prevention and education through collaboration and consultation focused on the development of the skills and self-awareness needed to excel in a challenging educational environment.

We offer culturally responsive services in a safe and affirming space, and are committed to engaging in an ongoing dialogue that provides our team with opportunities to grow in the context of their own cultural identity development.The UCC is committed to understanding the role of diverse experiences and backgrounds in order to best promote mental health and wellbeing in the lives of individuals and in our community.

Click here, if you are a new client or have not seen a UCC provider in the past twelve months, and need to schedule an appointment with Student Care Coordination, located in Rand Hall, Suite 305.

Click here or call the UCC at 615-322-2571 during clinic hours to schedule an appointment if you are a returning UCC client who has been seen by a UCC provider within the past twelve months.

Click here to view our drop in hours. 

Academic Year

  • Clinical Services: Monday –  Friday 8AM – 4:30PM
  • Urgent Care: Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Additional appointment times outside these hours by request
  • After-hours, Weekends, & Holidays:
    (615) 322-2571 (press #2 if you need to speak with a counselor)
  1. For students who are experiencing an urgent psychological crisis, call the UCC at (615) 322-2571 and speak with a counselor on call (press option #2 after hours). 
  2. Go to the Psychiatric Assessment Services at the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (M-F, 8am – 11pm and Sat-Sun 8am – 8pm), or the nearest Emergency Room for acute assessment and support.
  3. Crisis Resources

Drop-in Consultations provide easy access to informal, confidential, and free consultations with clinicians (counselors) from the University Counseling Center. Learn more.