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UK Counseling Center Moves, Continues Serving Campus Community

The Counseling Center is now located at Mandrell Hall.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2021) — The Office for Student Success at the University of Kentucky is committed to supporting students in a variety of ways, and this includes ensuring it provides services in the best possible way. As part of this office, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Kentucky Counseling Center (UKCC) transitioned all of its counseling services to online platforms, allowing the UKCC to provide students with mental health services while following CDC safety guidelines. The UKCC also relocated its offices from Frazee Hall, which is currently undergoing renovations, to Mandrell Hall.  

 As we return to a more robust on-campus experience this semester, students will be able to access UKCC resources in-person at their new location, Mandrell Hall. 

“This location is more centrally located and is situated along the Blue and White bus routes to provide for easy access for students all across campus, particularly students in our health care colleges,” said Corrine Williams, acting associate vice president for student wellbeing.

The UKCC understands that college can be a demanding and stressful experience. The ongoing global pandemic has only added to that stress. To combat the additional stress and to support student's personal well-being, UKCC offers individual, group and couple's counseling, workshops, short-term consultations and screening services.  

“The mental health challenges many people have experienced over the past year and a half have a lot of us in the Office for Student Success talking about how to best serve students this fall,” Williams said. “Some of the key services UKCC has offered will remain the same — in-person individual and group therapy, drop-in Let’s Talk sessions where students can talk with a clinician. One of the main things we’ve learned during the pandemic is that tele-therapy really works well for some students, so that will continue to be an option as we move forward. Our overarching goal is to ensure all students have access to the services the Counseling Center offers in a way that they are most comfortable with, be that in person or via tele-therapy.”

Undergraduate students who are enrolled at UK and paying for a minimum of six credit-bearing hours in the current semester and graduate students enrolled in dissertation or thesis hours are eligible for services offered by the UKCC. 

If you would like to make an appointment with UKCC, click here.  

Mandrell Hall is located at 635 S Limestone. For more information on UKCC services, visit their website here

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