Counseling services are available to all Saint Louis University students free of charge, including full-time, part-time, graduate, law, and medical students. We provide a broad range of services to the Saint Louis University community, including individual and couples counseling, educational and therapy groups, outreach and prevention, and consultation to groups, departments, and organizations. Psychiatry appointments are available at the Student Health Center. For more information, click here.
Making An Appointment
- To schedule a counseling appointment at the University Counseling Center, please call 314-977-TALK (8255).
- To make an appointment with a psychiatrist, call Student Health at 314-977-2323.
- We will gather some preliminary information and, in most cases, you will be scheduled for an appointment with one of our professional staff.
- Students are provided with 10 sessions per academic year to use at their discretion. The initial session (intake) is not counted toward this total.
- Appointments are available 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (occasionally, there may be earlier or later appointment times available).
- The University Counseling Center is closed on all University holidays. Click here for a list of holidays.
What To Expect at Your First Appointment
- Your appointment will typically last 30-50 minutes
- Your counselor will be compassionate, understanding, and will listen to you
- Your counselor will ask you questions about your personal history and presenting problem
- Your counselor will give you feedback and recommendations
- You may be asked to sign a release of information so we can see previous mental health records
- In some cases, you may be referred to a physician and/or psychiatrist
- You should ask your counselor any questions you have
If You Need To Change an Appointment
- Call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or change appointments
- Late cancelations and no shows count toward the total number of allowed sessions
- Call 314-977-TALK (8255)
For Mental Health Emergencies after hours, on the weekends, or on holidays, please call (314) 977-TALK (8255).
If there is a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.