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Visit Information During COVID-19 Pandemic: To protect the health of each other & our communities, all wellness counseling sessions will be held remotely. Once an appointment is scheduled, information about connecting virtually will be sent via email. Please be sure to use your UNC email address when requesting an appointment.

Life can be stressful while pursuing a graduate or professional degree. The School of Medicine knows this and wants to support you during your time here. As an MD or BBSP-affiliated Ph.D. student, you are eligible for School of Medicine specific counseling support with UNC CAPS. To schedule an initial assessment or to learn more about available services, please email the counselor you would like to meet with.

Available services include an initial assessment of needs, individualized treatment planning for brief therapy, referral coordination to community-based providers for specialized or ongoing care, connection to group therapy services, and support for medication management. Financial support for out-of-pocket mental health expenses is available if needed.

NEW! Mental Health Fund

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Because mental health care is variably covered by insurance, the expense of care can be a barrier for students seeking treatment. We propose establishing a fund of $30,000 to award students grants of up to $500.00 per semester to pay for mental health care not covered by insurance. The $500.00 award may be renewed with documentation from the student’s external mental health care provider that the previous funds were used for services and that there is a need for continuing care. This program is contingent on the availability of funding.

Learn More:
Mental Health Grants Disbursement Process 2020

School of Medicine CAPS Counselors


CAPS Counselor for MD and BBSP-affiliated PhD students
About Amanda
Amanda Hall is a UNC CAPS Counselor for PhD & MD students in the biomedical sciences. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate, and received her BA from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and Masters of Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Her professional interest include adjustment and resilience, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Amanda uses a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the client’s needs. In her free time she enjoys being active, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
You can contact Amanda via email at
Headshot of Amanda Hall - Student Wellness Counselor for PhD & MD students in the biomedical sciences


CAPS Counselor for MD students
About Christine
Christine Crowther is a UNC CAPS Counselor working with MD students at the UNC School of Medicine. She has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Political Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Christine has experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to support clients in managing issues including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and relationship challenges.
You can contact Christine via email at


The School of Medicine CAPS Counselor Offices are located within School of Medicine buildings. Please discuss meeting location with your counselor.