University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services at Case Western Reserve University

201 Sears Building & Health Services, 2nd floor
216-368-5872 appointments & after-hour emergencies

Services offered by the University Counseling Services (UCS) include individual, couples, and group counseling, psychological testing and learning disability screening, psychiatric medication evaluation, substance use/abuse and recovery support. In general, these services are offered on a short-term basis (usually 12 or fewer sessions) to help KSUCPM students make adjustments to their personal, social, educational and professional areas of life.

There are two counseling offices on campus: University Counseling Services: 201 Sears Building & Center for Collegiate Behavioral Health: 2145 Adelbert Road, Second Floor. Both locations are staffed with licensed social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are experienced in helping KSUCPM students with their concerns.

Students are seen by appointment, except in cases of emergency, in which case, brief consultation sessions are available Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00 pm at the Sears Building location. For emergencies after business hours or on weekends and holidays, a member of the UCS staff is always available by calling 216-368-5872 and following the prompts to be connected with the Counselor-On-Call.

Confidentiality is taken very seriously at UCS; information is not disclosed to any other persons, e.g., faculty, parents, or employers, without the student's written consent. The release of information without the written consent of the student would occur only in cases of imminent danger to oneself or another person, or when compelled by law to do so. All psychotherapy records are confidential and kept separate from the UHS medical records unless the student consents to a collaborative care plan with the UCS & UHS.

Generally, services are offered on a short-term basis. Students needing long term therapy may be referred to a therapist or local clinic by the counseling staff. There is no cost for any of these services, except for psychological testing and learning disability assessment, for which there is an additional fee. Joining a UCS workshop or group can be beneficial and can promote a sense of belonging and increased trust. Current group topics are listed on our website. They include stress & anxiety management, drug/alcohol recovery support, women's issues, meditation training, coping with grief and loss, couples enrichment, healthy sleep, students with children, overcoming shyness, and eating disorders.

Alcohol, drug and substance abuse prevention & recovery support services help students achieve their academic goals, strengthen personal relationships with family and friends, and focus on wellness. The UCS offers recovery support services for students in recovery from addiction and provides an alternative housing option on campus supporting sober living. Information about the Recovery House at Case, campus and community Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and other recovery programs is available.