The University Counseling Service (UCS)

The University Counseling Service (UCS) is a (currently virtual) campus resource to support your mental health.

How can we help?

There are a variety of services to meet the myriad student needs at Howard University.

At UCS, we direct students to services depending upon their needs, availability and, local and state guidelines on teletherapy and the best standard of care. UCS services include one-on-one sessions with a counselor, group therapy sessions, and medication management. In some cases, UCS may refer students to providers and resources in the UCS referral network.

Appointments are scheduled by emailing, then replying to the request for scheduling email that is automatically sent from the UCS account. 

To start services, you will meet with a staff member for an initial intake or consultation appointment. This initial interview appointment is used to discuss your needs so UCS can determine the most appropriate services for you. Please plan to spend approximately 45-60 minutes to complete the intake/consultation process at UCS. The appointment is conducted on MS Teams (or phone when required). Your intake interviewer will follow up with you within 1-3 business days after the Tuesday after your intake/ consultation appointment. This after-Tuesday time frame allows the UCS team to review the weekly new cases, and assign them to an appropriate provider. 

University Counseling Service

202-806-6870 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Crisis Line:
202-345-6709 - After 4:00 PM


Harriet Tubman Quadrangle

2401 4th Street NW, Lower Level

Washington, D.C. 20059