Counseling Center

Counseling Services at UP

Confidential mental health evaluations and support are available free of charge to all students enrolled full-time at the University of Portland, regardless of your insurance status. This includes consultations and any follow-up sessions.

Brief individual counseling may be appropriate based on the initial evaluation. Due to our model, assistance with transitioning to an off campus mental health provider may also be provided.

All counseling services are offered in a hybrid model, using a combination of teletherapy (phone and/or Zoom) and in-person therapy.

  • For students residing in Oregon, counseling sessions are available with a UP counselor. Let your counselor know if you prefer your sessions via phone call or Zoom.
  • For students who are outside the state of Oregon, transitional phone counseling services are available. This service includes 2-3 phone sessions to get assistance with finding a provider in your area of residence.

Students must complete an online confidentiality & consent to treatment form prior to their first consult appointment. This can be found in your secure patient portal under "Medical Clearances".

Confidentiality Statement

The Counseling staff value our ability to provide students with a safe and confidential place to seek help. Therefore, we will not disclose a student's information (including appointment history and counseling records) to parents, friends, coaching staff, or faculty unless we have signed release from the student. 

Commitment to Inclusion

The Counseling staff are committed to providing an emotionally safe, accessible, and compassionate space for all University of Portland students. We strive to integrate multicultural humility and competence into our everyday functioning, firmly planted in the belief that all people have dignity and are deserving of respect. Grounded in this foundation, we support students of all identities including age, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, mental and physical ability, national origin, religion, spirituality, size, socio-economic status, immigration status, political perspective, and world view. Our staff are committed to opposing microaggressions, discriminations, prejudice, and all forms of oppression.