Student Counseling Services

Making mental health a priority

It’s not uncommon for students to have feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. At Drake, we value the mental well-being of students and offer services to help them manage these feelings and stay mentally healthy.

Mental Health Services

Mental health is important. That’s why Drake ensures easy access to a wide range of resources, including the University Counseling Center (UCC). Here you’ll find caring staff who provide practical help and treatment while encouraging personal growth. Depending on your need, the center provides individual, couple, family or group counseling alongside workshops, training, psychological testing and referral information—all at no cost to you.

Two individual students feeling accepted and supported in their emotional well-being on campus
Individual Counseling

Regardless of the reason you seek counseling, you’ll find understanding, acceptance and support for your emotional well-being. The UCC does not have a limit on sessions, however, if weekly sessions are needed, the UCC will work with you to find the best referral options in the area.

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Campus Support Groups

Support groups offer a safe space for students to openly discuss their feelings and struggles with a group of peers. 

  • Anxiety Support Group – serves to assist students in understanding and developing strategies to respond to anxiety.
  • Black and Glowing (B.A.G): African American Self-Care Group – aims to reflect on the ways you can enhance your self-worth and address the challenges of healing and practicing self-care as a Black person in college, in addition to your other intersectional identities.