Counseling Services

Counseling services are available both on and off campus. There are several avenues for counseling services; University at Buffalo Counseling Services and UBMD Psychiatry Services. You can also elect to seek out community providers for counseling services.

JSMBS Counseling staff.

To make an appointment, please refer to the respective counselors information below:

Services are free, voluntary and confidential. Counseling services are provided by psychologists; a consulting psychiatrist is available as needed. Katherine Miller-Procknal, PhD, is our embedded counselor at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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Katherine Miller-Procknal, PhD

Senior Counselor

Counseling Services

955 Main Street, Room 1103, Buffalo, NY 14203


UB Counseling Services can meet with Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences medical students and graduate students at the downtown campus building on a limited basis.

Notify UB Counseling Services that you wish to meet with a counselor at the Jacobs School building during your initial assessment.

If you prefer to have services on the North or South Campus, or your availability does not match counselor availability, you may opt to meet with the counselor at one of our other locations or may opt to see a different counselor.

North Campus

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175

Call to make an appointment with counselors on the North Campus.

South Campus

University at Buffalo
1st Floor Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5800

Call to make an appointment with counselors on the South Campus.

UBMD Psychiatry Services

The following UBMD psychiatrists are available to meet with medical students:

Adragna, Michael

Michael Adragna, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

1001 Main Street 4th Floor Conventus Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716-835-1246; Fax: 716-835-0396


Haak, Jennifer

Jennifer Haak, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

1028 main street buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-859-5454; Fax: 716-859-5454


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Edward Jackson, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Phone: 716-748-5549

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Sarah Punturiero, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Phone: 716-259-2892

Call (716) 835-1246 and identify yourself as a UB medical student to make an appointment.

Community Providers (ThrivingCampus)

Finding care can be tough, and as a student, you have plenty of other priorities demanding your time and energy. University at Buffalo partners with ThrivingCampus to help make it easier for you to know your options for care in the broader community around campus.


Mental Health Emergency?


  • Call University Police: 716-645-2222 
  • Call Counseling Services: 716-645-2720  (After hours: press option “2” to for the crisis counselor.)


  • Call 911
  • Crisis Services of Erie County 24-hour Hotline: 716-834-3131
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, text 988 or dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • 24-hour Crisis Text Line, text: “HOME” to 741741