Welcome to the Center for Counseling & Student Development
We are here to support you through empowerment, advocacy, encouraging growth and change, building resilience, and fostering connection and engagement. CCSD programs and services are intended to help with reducing psychological symptoms, coping with life events and developmental tasks, improving interpersonal skills and relationships and increasing self-knowledge and resilience. We are committed to equity and respect for individual and cultural differences. Services are covered by the Student Health Fee that all full-time matriculated students pay.
Support for Our Community
In response to the recent mass shootings, the CCSD shares the sentiments indicated by American Psychological Association (APA) President, Rosie Phillips Davis, Ph.D. The CCSD provides support and resources for those impacted by these events. As part of the UD campus community, it is our responsibility to support one another during difficult times. To learn more, please visit our services page.
Continuing in Fall 2019
In response to feedback, we will continue our new procedures for first appointments at the CCSD.
The Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) is committed to creating an environment where students holding diverse identities feel welcomed, heard and understood. Diversity for us includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, religion, age, disability status, physical appearance, immigration status and political ideology. We believe that diversity in all forms must be celebrated, while also recognizing that individuals who hold one or more intersecting marginalized identities are liable to be impacted by oppressive social forces and systemic disadvantages. CCSD strives to be a system that is aware, sensitive and responsive to individuals being affected by current political circumstances as well as historical forces of influence such as racism, ethnocentrism, homophobia, ableism, classism, anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia and sexism among others.
1 in 9 UD students will seek counseling for:
– anxiety or depression
– changes in personal relationships with friends, family, romantic partners or roommates
– challenges with mood or behavior
– suicidal thoughts or actions
– chronic health concerns
– use of alcohol or drugs
– concerns about academic or career choices
CCSD staff regularly host workshops on topics including:
– communication skills
– understanding depression and suicide
– eating disorders and body image
– stress management
– career development and decision-making
– clarifying your values for career decisions
– conflict resolution
If you perceive an immediate danger or risk of suicide, call 911 for immediate assistance.
CCSD has daily emergency walk-in availability during business hours. Students can also reach mental health support 24 hours a day on the UD Helpline or the Crisis Text Line.