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Mental Health

If you are experiencing a MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY AFTER UHS CLINIC HOURS, please contact the following:

  • UC Psychiatric Emergency Services/Mobile Crisis, 513-584-8577
  • UHS Physician On Call, 513-556-2564
  • CAPS 24/7 Crisis Hotline, 513-556-0648
  • Talbert House 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, 513-281-CARE (2273)
  • Call "988" for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • Go directly to University of Cincinnati Medical Center Emergency Department or your closest Emergency Department.

Mission Statement

The Mental Health professionals at University Health Services are committed to providing high quality mental health care for the vibrant and diverse students of the University of Cincinnati. Utilizing a holistic approach to treatment, we work collaboratively with primary care and psychiatry providers, as well as our University of Cincinnati campus partners, to meet the ever-changing mental health needs of college students in all phases of their educational careers. We recognize the impact of mental health on physical health, retention in academic programs, and forging healthy ways of living for years to come. It is our pleasure to serve students during this exciting and challenging time of life.

What We Do

Student life at the University of Cincinnati may be stressful. It is not uncommon for students to experience conflicts, difficulties, and mental illnesses that interfere with their ability to fully function both academically and in social relationships.  Mental health services—individual psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management—are available by appointment.

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UHS Mental Health provides professional, confidential mental health services for UC students. We work actively with our clinical and campus partners to ensure that we are address your needs from a bio-psycho-social perspective, treating “the whole you.”

Our providers are ready to help you with difficulties including, but not limited to:

  • Academic Distress & Learning Problems
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Trauma

Appointment Information

Please see a UHS physician, nurse practitioner or psychiatrist for a referral. If you have UC’s Student Health Insurance, your visit with a physician/nurse practitioner is covered under your plan with no copay. Out-of-pocket costs for physician visits for students with private insurance, or who elect to self-pay for our services will vary depending on your plans coverage, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles. If you have questions about whether our services at UHS are covered by your health insurance plan, please contact your insurer’s member services phone line for assistance.

Out-of-pocket fees for UHS Mental Health Services vary depending on your insurance plan and coverage. If you have questions about your potential out-of-pocket costs, please contact your insurance provider.

Our Mental Health Providers:

Full Time Licensed Staff:
  • Nzingha Dalila, EdD, LPCC-S, LCDC-III
  • Nancy Finch, LPCC-S
  • Christine Muller-Held, PsyD, Mental Health Service Coordinator

Psychiatric Services:

Attending Psychiatrists

  • Christine Collins, MD
  • Fabiano Nery, MD

UC Psychiatry Residents

  • Akanksa Dadlani, MD, MPH
  • Samuel Eggers, MD
  • Spencer Gardner, MD
  • Sydney Gustafson, MD
  • Kelly Haller, MD
  • Abigail Lanz, MD
  • Alexandra Marcovicci, MD
  • Brandon Valencia, MD
  • Mikaela Wheatley, MD

Other Resources Available

UC Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

UC Health Psychiatry

Help for Student Victims and Student Survivors

Online/Remote Mental Health & Wellness Options

Intranet Login

Contact Us

University Health Services

Richard E. Lindner Center
2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0010

Mail Location: 0010
Phone: 513-556-2564
Fax: 513-556-1337