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Clinical Services

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We offer a range of mental health services to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Dayton. Services are entirely free of charge to all undergraduates, graduate assistants, and students in the law school, PA school, and Lalanne teachers. For more information about cost, see our FAQs page. For any questions about our Scope of Care, please see our policies page.

Drop-In Hours

The Counseling Center offers daily Drop-In Hours so that students may more quickly and easily access a mental health professional. No appointment is needed! Just check in with the front desk in Gosiger Hall during these hours. In general, students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Summer 2024 Drop-In Hours

Beginning Monday, May 20, 2024 and continuing through Friday, August 9, 2024, the Counseling Center will offer drop-in hours on the following days:

  • Monday: 1 - 3 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 - 3 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 - 3 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - noon
  • Friday: 10 AM - noon

Telehealth Drop-In Sessions: During the summer months only, if you are unable to attend drop-in hours in person but are still located in the state of Ohio, you may call into the Counseling Center (937-229-3141) to discuss telehealth options.

Seminars & Group Therapy


The UD Counseling Center offers three-week seminars that introduce a great deal of helpful, foundational skills and tools for managing depression and anxiety. For one hour, once per week, for three weeks, students join in person or by Zoom to bolster coping skills for symptom relief.

Group Therapy

The UD Counseling Center offers a variety of groups to address the diverse concerns of students. Because our groups meet weekly, we will often recommend a group to a student seeking services if they need a more intensive level of care than individuals. Research shows that group counseling is an effective mode of treatment for a variety of concerns, and offers unique therapeutic benefits compared to individual counseling. Flyers have always lived in community; this is an opportunity to heal in community.


Individual Counseling

In individual counseling, a trained mental health professional helps students define goals, strengthen coping skills, and solve problems related to personal, social, and educational concerns. The frequency and duration of counseling varies from person to person depending on what each person needs. However, students are typically seen 1-2 times per month for 45-60 minute sessions. Students discuss goals and length of the counseling experience with their therapist to determine what is best for them.

Our staff is trained in a generalist approach. We frequently help students who identify struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, mild substance use issues, relationship to food & body, interpersonal issues, grief, stress, relationships, and many other concerns. Depending on the clinician, we may utilize a variety of theoretical approaches, including CBT, DBT, ACT, feminist theory, IFS, and psychodynamic therapy.

Students in need of more intensive services (e.g., weekly individual sessions, intensive outpatient programs) may need to seek services in the community. UDCC provides generalist services, and so sometimes students in need of intensive services are better served by specialists in the area of concern for the student. If this is the case, UDCC will work with you to connect to a community provider.

Students interested in individual counseling services should come to Drop-In Hours at UDCC and speak with a clinician to see if individual therapy at UDCC would be a good fit.

Psychiatric Services

Sometimes mental health medication can help you feel better when you are struggling with a mental health diagnosis. The Counseling Center has a part-time psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner that provide some limited appointment slots throughout the week. In order to be eligible for psychiatric services, students must already be participating in individual therapy at the Counseling Center. Psychiatric services are free of charge to all undergraduate and law students, as well as graduate assistants, Physician Assistant students, and Lalanne teachers. Charges are only assessed if a student misses an appointment without alerting us ahead of time. Graduate students can meet with our psychiatrists for a cost.


Crisis Services

If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis, we want to help. Crises vary by person, but examples of crisis may include: risk of harming self or others, concerns about suicidal thoughts, or intense trauma responses.

If it is during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM), please give us a call at 937-229-3141 or stop by the front desk in Gosiger Hall. 

If it is after business hours, please call the Counseling Center at 937-229-3141 and press option "2" to connect with an on-call therapist.


Counseling Center

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0910