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; sudden and intense feelings of panic.
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.
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.
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 filling out the the request form. 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, call 911.

Additional local resources:

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

Contact Information:
Dr. 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@arizona.edu
Work Cell: 480-389-7808

Dr. Celine McNelis-Kline, Ed.D.
Office: HSEB A-348
Email: cmcnelis@arizona.edu
Cell: 715-432-4570

Schedule an Appointment  

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

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 and or other nurse practitioners, provide primary care and/or 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

Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines
480-784-1500 (Maricopa County)
866-205-5229 (AZ Toll Free)
800-273-8255 (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