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Student Counseling Services

As a University of Utah student, you have access to free mental health counseling services. Come find a confidential, safe, and non-judgmental space to address any stressor or concern in your life and empower you to take actions to meet your needs, values, and goals.

For UOnline students physically in the state of Utah:

Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Crisis Support, UNI CrisisLine:

SafeUT App

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Crisis Chat and Tip Line App.


For UOnline students outside of the state of Utah, please utilize TELUS Health Student Support.

Top reasons students seek counseling 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic concerns
  • Self-esteem
  • Social anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Family concerns
  • Shyness

Our counseling and mental health services

  • Short-term individual and couple counseling
  • Support groups/group therapy
  • Workshops/outreach
  • Assistance with referrals
  • Consultation with faculty members
  • Referrals for psychiatric services


Please note, all services will be conducted with HIPAA-compliant Zoom. If you currently reside outside of Utah, you will be referred to a counseling service within your state.

See more information regarding workshops, presentations, and events provided by the Counseling Center.

Meet Your Counselor

Alex White

Alex White

(he / him / his)

Hi, I'm Alex. I am the embedded counselor for UOnline. Please feel free to email me directly to schedule an intake appointment, or with any other questions or concerns:

Clinical Approach

I approach therapy with the innate belief in the strength and insight of the individuals who sit across from me. Although I may offer ideas, feedback, and resources, your voice is the most important one in the room. My hope in our time together is to empower that voice as a guide on your journey to healing, growth, and change. To this end, I draw on a relational, trauma-informed approach to counseling, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based interventions to treatment. I also know that graduate school can present its own unique challenges, so I can also provide support in time management / organization, parent coaching, and self-compassion.

Education and Background

Originally from California, I pursued the majestic landscapes and open spaces of the Mountain West after completing my undergraduate education at Middlebury College in Vermont. Since then I have worked in residential, wilderness, and private practice therapeutic settings, eventually earning my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College (AZ).

Personal Interests

The natural world is my greatest teacher, guide, support, coping skill, and healing space. Whether hiking, biking, rock climbing, snowboarding, or simply sitting in the sun, my time in the outdoors is my most sacred. 


Last Updated: 2/6/24