Healthy mind, healthy spirit, healthy Lobos!

The Mental Health Collaborative (MHC) is a counseling internship program serving UNM students at various student resource centers (currently partnering with the Women’s Resource Center, El Centro de la Raza, and the Accessibility Resource Center). Our goal is to promote and normalize mental wellness through free counseling, crisis intervention, support groups, psychoeducational workshops, and referral resources.

We provide:

  1. Culturally centered, free, short-term, trauma-responsive mental health care to UNM students (in-person and virtual services available) offered by graduate-level counseling internship students.
  2. A comprehensive internship placement for graduate counseling students, with in-depth training on trauma-responsive care—specifically tailored to sexual violence and ethnic/race-related stress, and a multi-layer supervision model focused on fostering multicultural, social justice, advocacy, and bilingual counseling competence.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to make safe and inclusive mental health care accessible to UNM students regardless of gender identity, sex, race, ability status, age, sexual orientation, economic class, or religious affiliation by equipping UNM student centers with culturally responsive mental health professionals-in-training. We seek to actively invest in counseling graduate students with the vision of shaping future mental health providers who will be prepared to address the pervasive effects of racial trauma, gender violence, and social injustice to fuel the positive societal change needed within the Albuquerque community and beyond.