Emergency Numbers

UNE Security

From campus: Ext. 366
From anywhere:
(207) 283-0176

Crisis Response

An off-campus resource, available 24 hours/day.
(888) 568-1112

If you are a Portland or Biddeford campus-affiliated student and are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, you can reach UNE’s on-call counselor by calling (207) 602-2549 and then pressing 6.

Counseling sessions are confidential

The counseling relationship is completely confidential within the legal and professional guidelines of the State of Maine and the American Counseling Association.

Information shared with us is kept separate from academic records and will not be released without your written consent, with the following exceptions: if there is an indication of harm to self or other, if there is an indication of abuse to a child or incapacitated elder, or if the court subpoenas the record.

More detailed information is available on our confidentiality webpage.

Counseling can be sought for a variety of reasons

People express their concerns in different ways. Some reasons for counseling include:

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Adjusting to college or a new academic program
  • Relationship issues
  • Loneliness/homesickness
  • Loss of confidence or self-esteem
  • Food, eating, and body issues
  • Sexual issues
  • Alcohol/drug use
  • Anger management
  • Difficult family situation
  • Grief/loss
  • Sleep issues
  • Sexual assault

Your first session

During the first session, your counselor will help you clarify and facilitate a method of dealing with your concerns. The counselor may suggest that you begin individual or group counseling, or refer you to another resource on campus or in the community.


As a UNE student, there is no fee for you to use the Student Counseling Center. Your health insurance company is not notified or billed for our services.

Schedule an appointment

You may schedule a session with a counselor by calling your Student Counseling Center. Sessions are typically 50 minutes long and are scheduled by appointment. We are also available to respond to emergencies and crises.

Biddeford Campus

To schedule an appointment at our Biddeford location email bcstudentcounseling@une.edu or call (207) 602-2549 or toll-free at (866) 743-2230.

Portland Campus

To schedule an appointment at our Portland location email pcstudentcounseling@une.edu or call (207) 221-4550 or toll-free at (866) 798-9201.

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