Counseling Services

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College can be one of the most exciting times of your life — but with that excitement can come some new stressors. Sometimes, balancing your responsibilities, relationships, and personal needs can become a juggling act — increasing your stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. Navigating these struggles alone can be difficult, but help is always here at UB. Our free on-campus counseling services provide the wellness-based support you deserve, helping you achieve the balance necessary to make the most of your college years.

Accessing counseling services — right on campus

At University of Bridgeport, your wellness is what matters the most. Whether you’re a part-time, full-time, undergraduate, or graduate student studying on campus or online, UB has your back. We offer free in-person and virtual counseling services to all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff at any time of need. Located on the 2nd floor of Carstensen Hall, our counseling team is equipped to address the concerns of diverse learners from all backgrounds — providing support for needs ranging from academic success to anxiety and depression.

Make an appointment by calling 203-576-4454, stopping by Carstensen Hall, or emailing Counseling Services at

Submit a Student of Concern Report

Professional services

Whether you’re seeking a mental health screening or regular therapy sessions, our counseling staff is here to help. We offer:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Mental health screenings
  • Outreach programs
  • Psychiatric services
  • Referral services

Types of counseling available

At UB, our highly trained counselors are ready to address a wide range of student concerns. We provide support and therapy for:

  • Stress, Worry, or Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Overcoming Depression and Despair
  • Adjusting to University Life
  • Roommate Difficulties
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Sexual Assault
  • Difficult Past Experiences
  • Coping with Death and Grief
  • Health, Diet, and Body Image
  • Academic Stress
  • Self-Confidence
  • Separation from Family and Other Family Issues

If you are dealing with any of these issues, or any others, you are not alone. It takes courage to make the first step toward accepting help. Contact us today if you would like to make an appointment.

Emergency support services

During our office hours, emergencies are handled immediately. In the event of an evening or weekend emergency, on-campus students can dial 4911, and their therapist will be notified. Off-campus students in crisis should dial 911.

Additional resources

  • Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: call 988
  • National Referral Services for Local Resources: call 211

UB statement of confidentiality

All counseling sessions are confidential, including information related to session attendance, information exchanged in counseling, and records kept by Counseling Services. No information pertaining to counseling sessions will be included in academic records or job placement files. Students who wish to authorize the release of information can do so only with expressed written consent.

Contact Counseling Services

Carstensen Hall, 2nd Floor
174 University Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Counseling Services    Submit a Student of Concern Report