University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center

The mission of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to provide high quality services and programs that foster the academic and personal development, as well as the psychological well-being, of Pitt’s diverse student body. From outreach and prevention to crisis intervention, the UCC is dedicated to supporting and empowering students to maximize their college experience and realize their fullest potential.

The UCC offers a variety of culturally responsive mental health services to a large and diverse student body utilizing a personalized care model.  In addition to individual therapy, the UCC offers self-help tools (TAO), Let’s (Tele) Talk, and a virtual therapy group to support LGBTQIA+ students.

To support students seeking medical transition, dedicated clinicians from the UCC collaborate with campus and community medical/physical health partners as the Gender Affirmation Team (GAT). The mission of this team is to provide strength-based, affirming, collaborative, and multidimensional emotional and physical health care, consistent with the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines.

Learn more about the UCC and the services they offer.


Persad Center provides professional, culturally-affirming counseling and psychiatric services for LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-affected people. They offer services to individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.

 Their counseling and mental health services include:

  • individual, family, and couples counseling

  • drug and alcohol dual-diagnosis intensive outpatient treatment

  • group therapy

  • support groups

  • psychiatric evaluation and medication management

Learn more about the PERSAD Center.

Central Outreach Wellness Center

Central Outreach's mission is to promote wellness in our community by fostering patient's whole self. Their focus is on culturally competent care by striving to understand what client's needs are and how they can treat them holistically. Learn more about Central Outreach Wellness Center.