The Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (IIFC) has been an important and valued part of the University of Miami’s community outreach commitment. At this time, a decision has been made to suspend IIFC’s services for one year, starting July 30, 2022. For almost half a century, the IIFC, which is housed in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies within the School of Education and Human Development, has provided low-cost counseling services to the local community while providing a model-training environment for graduate students in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Counseling Psychology. The School of Education and Human Development is committed to resume IIFC’s outreach and training services after a one-year hiatus. All records continue to remain available by contacting the UM IIFC at 305-284-6949 and/or

The Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (IIFC) works with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a wide variety of concerns and life difficulties. Because the clinic is a training center, utmost care is taken to ensure we can provide appropriate services; clients who are actively suicidal, homicidal, or experiencing severe mental illness will be referred to a more suitable clinic. If you are in crisis and feel you need help immediately, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Other resources include the Crisis Text Line and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Our services are provided in English and Spanish and include the following:

Individual Counseling

Adults: A wide range of concerns can be addressed with adults. This is a list of common presenting concerns:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Concerns
  • Loss of a relationship
  • Loss of job
  • Career Counseling
  • Conflict with family members
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • Work Difficulties

Children and Adolescents: Children and adolescents are often referred by teachers or other professionals. Parents also seek counseling for their child or adolescent to help them cope with different life experiences or to address behaviors that raised concerns in their parents. Common presenting concerns for children and adolescents include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Coping with parents separation/divorce
  • Loss of friendship
  • Social Anxiety
  • Behavior difficulties at school/home
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Struggling with school work

Couples and Family Counseling

Couples counseling: The focus of therapy is to address any concerns that partners have in regards to their relationship. Some presenting concerns include communication issues, difficultly with intimacy, financial problems or conflict resolution.

Family Counseling: The focus of therapy is to help all family members within the context of the family work on problems they are experiencing as a unit. Family members may choose to attend counseling to learn how to help one family member cope with a specific concern they are experiencing and may affect how they relate to other family members.

Assessment Services

The clinic is not currently providing assessment services, but hopes to resume these services in the near future. If you have a question about a prior assessment received, please leave us a voicemail at (305) 284-6949. Assessments address questions related to cognitive, emotional/behavioral and academic functioning. These assessments are often completed for diagnostic purposes and to provide recommendations that will assist with accommodations in the school and/or job setting. Some presenting concerns include:

  • Difficulty with Attention and Concentration
  • Learning Disability
  • Developmental Concerns
  • Personality concerns
  • Behavior Concerns


We offer a sliding fee scale for counseling services based on income; dedicated to making our services available to the entire community. We have been providing lower cost psychological and educational services to individuals and families for over 30 years. We ask that our clients provide us with documentation of their income with a paystub, W-2, or other tax documents.

At the IIFC, we only accept credit and debit cards. We do not accept cash or checks.

Credit card payments can be made on our website, here: PAY ONLINE

After completing and submitting the credit card form, you will see a payment confirmation page and receive a confirmation email. Please keep this "receipt" for your records. You will need to provide your confirmation number to your therapist before you receive services.

Credit Card Information
Cards accepted include American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa.

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School of Education and Human Development does not have, under any circumstances, access to your credit card information. Your credit card information is used to process your admissions fee payment and will not be used for any other purposes. Credit card information is transmitted through, but is not stored, on a web-enabled server.  Please be aware your credit card will be billed from our third-party service provider Nelnet Campus Commerce, USA.

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