Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Individual counseling helps students address issues causing emotional distress and those which may be interfering with their personal goals and/or academic success.  UMPI students are able to meet with a professional counselor to address such issues as stress and anxiety, relationship concerns, adjustment difficulties, depression, self-esteem, eating and body image concerns, and a variety of other emotional and developmental issues.

Non-clinical personal counseling is offered in the Student Support Services office located in the CIL. Students also have access to clinical counseling in Emerson Annex; the clinical counselor does coordinate services if a student already has a professional counseling relationship. If students choose, they may also access clinical counseling from community providers.

Student Support Services can be reached at (207) 768-9732 or
Ralph McPherson can be reached at (207) 768-9791 or


The following 24/7 resources are available for students as well:

  • Crisis and Counseling Centers Crisis Line (local): 1-888-568-1112
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Maine Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Line: 1-800-871-7741