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Student Counseling ServicesStudent Counseling Services 

Student Counseling Services is a free and confidential mental health care service provided to students who are currently enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Services included: Individual and group therapy, crisis response, referrals to on- and off-campus resources, and education and outreach opportunities

Typical wait time: Average 1 week for a screening and/or crisis walk-ins available daily, 8am – 4pm 

Student fee: $0 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm

Phone: 601.266.4829 


Email: counselingFREEMississippi  

Location: 103 Ray Guy Way (Bond Hall East- look for large black awning) 

Center for Behavioral HealthCenter for Behavioral Health 

Who we serve: University students, faculty, staff, and the community. Children and adults. Teletherapy and in-person services available.  

Services included but not limited to: Individual and group therapy and psychological assessment for anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, ADHD, developmental concerns, grief, eating concerns, substance use, relationship issues, academic/learning concerns, career counseling, and other common challenges. Appointment required.  

Typical wait time: Varies depending on service. Typically, several months. 

Student Fee: Therapy - $10; Evaluation - $225; Group - $5 

Faculty/Staff Fee: Sliding Scale. Call the CBH to inquire about cost. Evaluation: - $350

Hours of Operation: Monday & Wednesday: 8:30-5pm | Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am-8pm | Friday: 8:30am-2:00pm | Select Saturdays: 8:30am-12:30pm

Phone: 601.266.4588 

Email: CBHFREEMississippi

Location: 201 Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall 

Center for Family TherapyCenter for Family Therapy 

Who we serve: University faculty, staff, students and the community.  Teletherapy and in-person services available.  

Services included but not limited to: Individual, couple and family therapy for anxiety/depression, self-esteem, communication, sexual orientation, relationship concerns, premarital, marital, remarriage, intimacy concerns, parenting, blended families, grief/loss, life transition issues. 

Typical wait time: Varies depending on services being requested.

Student Fee: $15 for consultation appointments.  $5 for subsequent therapy appointments. 
Faculty/Staff Fee: $25 for consultation appointments. $15 for subsequent therapy appointments. 

Hours of Operation: While center operation hours vary slightly each semester, evening appointments are available several days each week.  Every effort will be made to schedule the first appointment within a week of the initial contact.  


Phone: 601.266.5475 

Email: mftcenterFREEMississippi%C2%A0

Location: 3502 Morningside Drive 


The CARES Team is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated and planned approach to  the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and wellbeing of the University of Southern Mississippi   students. 


File a report:

Phone: 601.266.6028

E-mail: thomas.deusFREEMississippi or delores.mcnairFREEMississippi  

Moffitt Health CenterMoffit Health Center

Who we serve: University faculty, staff, students

Services available for mental health: Evaluation including medication options for anxiety, depression, stress, grief, attention and concentration difficulties and sleep disorders.  In house laboratory available for same day results for most lab tests.

Typical wait time: No wait time. Appointments are typically available on the same day.  

Student Fee: $20 office visit plus cost of any lab/x-ray/ procedures (Health Insurance can be filed)

Faculty/Staff Fee: $20 office visit plus cost of any lab/x-ray/ procedures (Health Insurance can be filed) 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Wednesday: 8am- 5pm | Thursday: 9am – 5pm | Friday: 8am - 4:30pm 

Phone: 601.266.5390 


Sports Counseling and PerformanceSports Counseling and Performance

Who we serve: Student-athletes who are currently enrolled and are on an active intercollegiate team roster with Southern Miss athletics.  

Services available: Individual and group therapy, crisis response, referrals to on- and off-campus resources, and education/outreach opportunities  

Student fee: $0   

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am- 5pm, with accommodations made for practices and competition.      

Phone: 601.336.2293 


Pine Belt Mental Healthcare ResourcesPine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

Provides a list of mental healthcare providers in the Pine Belt with locations and phone numbers.


Therapists in MississippiTherapists in Mississippi

Find exactly what you need with Psychology Today's list of therapists in Mississippi, sortable by insurance accepted, gender, types of therapy, language, price, and more. 


Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation ServicesMississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

MDRS provides comprehensive services to Mississippians with disabilities. Programs and services assist individuals with disabilities to gain employment, retain employment and live more independently.

Southeast Mississippi Rural Health InitiativeSoutheast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative

SMRHI is a network of community health centers specializing in primary care, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology, optometry, dentistry, and weight management. Fees are on a sliding scale with application.



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