Community Referrals & Off-Campus Counseling | University of Portland

Community Referrals & Off-Campus Counseling

In an effort to accommodate the needs of all students seeking counseling, most therapy at UP is considered short-term (3 to 6 sessions). This length of counseling is effective and it is not unusual for significant change to occur in a few sessions, even for problems that seem complicated. In cases when specialized care or long term care for more persistent mental health concerns is more appropriate, or based on clinician discretion, our counseling staff will assist you with a referral to an off-campus resource.

If you have additional questions about off-campus referrals or care, please call the Health and Counseling office at 503.943.7134 to schedule a consultation appointment and discuss your options with a mental health clinician.

Students who are looking to begin care with an outside provider are encouraged to visit these resources, as well as contact their private insurance provider to be referred to a clinician that is covered by their insurance.

Psychology Today

Psychology Today is a referral site that connects people with therapists, treatment centers, support groups, and more. Visit Psychology Today's referral site to search for providers who meet your particular needs (i.e. location, availability, accepted insurance, price, specialty, gender, language, etc).

You can also use Psychology Today's articles to find readings on various mental health topics including anxiety, depression, addiction, personal growth, and more.

Open Path Collective (Low-fee counseling)

Open Path Collective is a nationwide non-profit psychotherapy collective that serves clients who lack health insurance or whose health insurance doesn’t provide adequate mental health benefits. OPC helps members access their choice of affordable in-person or online care from a vetted mental health professional. Visit their website to become a member and find a therapist.

Portland Therapy Center

Portland Therapy Center is a a collective of Portland metro area mental health professionals seeking to make the experience of finding a therapist easy. Visit PTC's referral site to create a free profile and search for providers by location, modality, accepted insurance, specialty, gender, etc.