About CCSD

The mission of the Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) is to foster student learning by promoting psychological wellbeing so that students can be more successful in their academic, personal, and career pursuits. The activities and programs of the Center are intended to help with one or more of the following: reducing psychological symptoms, coping with life events and developmental tasks, improving interpersonal skills and relationships, and increasing self-knowledge and problem-solving ability. Essential to the Center mission is promoting equality and respect for individual and cultural differences. Consultation services are available to the entire University community, whether to enhance student wellbeing, to increase the understanding of student culture, or to improve the ability of faculty and staff to meet student needs.

CCSD is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

Counseling Services

Wellbeing Center at Warner Hall
280 The Green

Telephone: 302-831-2141
Fax: 302-831-2148
For after hours medical emergencies, call 911 or UD Hotline at 302-831-1001.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Psychiatric Services

209 Laurel Hall
(Student Health building)
Telephone: 302-831-8992
Fax: 302-831-4258

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Emergency Assistance

If you perceive an immediate danger or risk of suicide, call 911 for immediate assistance.

Students can also reach mental health support 24 hours a day on the UD Helpline or the Crisis Text Line.

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Our Staff


CCSD strictly protects the confidentiality of information shared during sessions. We are ethically committed to confidentiality and federal/state laws require it. This means that even your attendance in counseling is kept confidential.

State and Federal law states that there are four exceptions to this general rule:

  • If you disclose to your counselor that you or another person, were abused or neglected as a child, we are legally obligated to report the information to the Delaware Division of Family Services. Please discuss this with your counselor, if you have any questions.
  • You may request (by means of a signed release of information) your therapist to disclose information to other individuals or agencies of your choice.
  • In instances where there is imminent danger. (In our judgment, if you are at risk of harming yourself or others, we may be obligated to take action to ensure that you or others are safe.) In the event it is necessary to send you to the hospital for further evaluation regarding your safety, we will need to inform the Office of the Dean of Students. The Office of the Dean of Students will coordinate class absences and other matters and will meet with you when you are ready to return to campus.
  • Where otherwise requested by subpoena or mandated by court order or State/Federal law.

The situations described above are extremely rare. If they should occur, however, it is the Center’s policy that, whenever possible, we will discuss with you any action that is being considered. You should be aware that we are not legally obligated to inform you or seek your permission, especially if such a discussion would prevent us from securing your safety or the safety of others. If disclosure of confidential information does become necessary, we will release only the information necessary to protect you and/or another person.

Support CCSD

CCSD supports students through promoting empowerment, advocacy, encouraging growth and change, building resilience, and fostering student connection and engagement. Mental health needs are on the rise nationwide, and CCSD has seen a 30% increase in needs for our services over the last five years. Your support is needed to expand mental health support and suicide prevention efforts, and break down financial barriers to specialized services for UD students in need.