It is helpful for students to understand how to seek services at the Counseling Center.  The first step is understanding the variety of services we offer and choosing the one that is right for you.  Please look at What Type of Service is Right for Me? to select the option that is the best starting point for you.

If you would like to start with online self-help, go to and sign in with your UCI email address to get started.

For the other type of services, call (949) 824-6457 or come to the Counseling Center Main Office (203 Student Services I) to make an appointment. 

  • Please let the receptionist know which type of service you would like.
  • If your situation is an emergency or crisis, you may request to see the urgent care therapist.

For any first appointment, please be sure to arrive before the appointment at the time designated by the receptionist to allow adequate time to complete the associated forms.  If you do not allow adequate time for forms, the time you have to speak with the therapist may be reduced or your appointment may have to be rescheduled.

Helpful Information

What to Expect from Counseling (pdf)
Brief description of the counseling process

Group Services
Detailed description of groups offered at the Counseling Center