COUNSELING RESOURCES FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS

The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Medical Student Mental Health Services (MSMHS) provide free, professional, and confidential counseling specifically tailored to address the mental health and wellness relevant to medical student life. Services are designed to foster the academic potential of students by enhancing their personal development as well as their psychosocial and emotional health. Services are currently being offered through HIPAA compliant virtual platform. In-person services will be offered when the campus reopens.

Students may seek therapy for a wide array of concerns. Individual counseling services address:

Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).
Personal and Professional Identity development – Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal  and professional values; Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity.
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect.
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others.
Emotion regulation –Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways.
Interpersonal difficulties – Developing ways to maintain healthy relationships whether it be with family members, friends, romantic partners, peers, instructors.
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing death, accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse.
Career concerns – Learning to utilize and highlight strengths, effective and practical stress-management, focusing on fulfillment, utilizing communication skills, and enhancing efficiency to reduce burnout.
Life transitions – Coping with stressful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress.
Academic issues – Adjusting to medical school; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life.

Requesting an Appointment: Enrolled medical students and Pathway Scholar students who are interested in mental health services are recommended to request an appointment by emailing Dr. Melton (meltonpsyd@arizona.edu). Every effort will be made to meet with a student as soon as possible.

If it is a medical emergency and/or there is a life-threatening situation, please call 911.

Additional local resources:

Maricopa Crisis Line: (602) 222-9444
Maricopa Warm Line: (602) 347-1100

 

Michelle Melton, Psy.D.
Office: HSEB A-349 (This office is just past the computer banks in the library, at the end of the hallway)

Email: meltonpsyd@email.arizona.edu
*Please email to set up an appointment

** Available to all COM-P students (Free)

Private, off-campus counseling and mental health services are available to UA College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students by referral from the COM-P on-campus psychologist and ensure the privacy for students seeking these resources.

Office: 602-604-9440

Katy Fielder, PhD, LLC
Laura Huser, PhD, LLC

4425 N. 24th Street, Suite #250
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Learn more about the Anxiety Resource Center, LLC

Student counseling and mental health services for the College of Medicine - Phoenix medical students are available. ASU Counseling Services provides counseling and urgent behavioral health services for all state university students.

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Same day appointments available.
522 N. Central Avenue
Phone: 602-496-1155 (Downtown Phoenix)
Phone: 480-965-6146 (Tempe)

A licensed clinical psychologist provides ongoing psychological services and a psychiatric nurse practitioner, provides primary care and mental health services on site. Please make sure to identify yourself as a University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix student. In addition to the ASU Downtown clinic, students can receive counseling services at ASU Health Services Tempe

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
500 N. 3rd Street, Suite 155
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-496-0721
Fax: 602-496-0675

Empact Suicide Prevention Center
480-784-1500 (Maricopa County)
866-205-5229 (AZ Toll Free)
800-784-2433 (National)

480-736-4949 (Maricopa County)

903 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-416-7600
UPC is a no fee center

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 9:00am to 7:00pm

Crisis 24-hrs/day, 7 days a week

Your well-being as a medical student is vital to a patient's outcome. Assess your well-being and compare your results nationally.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix invites you to participate in the Medical Student Well-Being Index. This validated tool is an opportunity to help you better understand your overall well-being and areas of risk compared to other medical students across the nation, as well as provide access to local and national resources.

It's important to note, this tool is 100% anonymous - your information and score are private and your individual score will not be shared with the University of Arizona, or anyone for that matter.

Setting up an account is easy and completing the Index takes less than one minute.

Assess Your Well-Being Online:

 

https://www.mywellbeingindex.org/signup

 

Invitation Code: Medical Student


Download the Well-Being Index Mobile App

 

Invitation Code: Medical Student