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Welcome to the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) at the University of Michigan!

MARI offers clinical services to address mental health and language and literacy challenges for students, faculty, staff and the public.

MARI services include long-term and short-term individual therapy, group therapy, couples counseling, family therapy, autism treatment, and academic support; testing for adults, teens and children for a variety of concerns such as ADHD, autism, anxiety and learning disabilities; and free or low-cost workshops.

Our primary mission is to serve the university and broader community with compassionate, science-based services for mental health, language and literacy concerns; and to provide outstanding training and education to the next generation of service providers. 

And for more than 85 years, we have worked to do just that! Our Institute was created in the late 1930s by the gracious Mary Rackham, our namesake and founder. We remain part of the Rackham Graduate School, but our services are open to members of the university community as well as the public. We operate out of two locations on and near campus and offer many of our services via teletherapy (i.e., online or over the phone using a secure digital connection).

To learn more about the history and mission of MARI, see: About MARI.

MARI Centers and Clinic Services

MARI is comprised of the University Center for Language and Literacy, the University Psychological Clinic, and the University Center for the Child and Family. We are fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Below are the MARI centers along with an overview of their service specialties. Click the graphic to go to the center or clinic's landing page.

University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF)

The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF)
  • Evidence-based individual and group therapies
  • Testing for ADHD and learning disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) evaluations
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy
  • Behavioral and developmental concerns
  • Grief and loss in families
  • Relationship and family challenges
  • Expert consultations
  • Parenting skills and challenges

Client Age Ranges: Children

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University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL)

University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL)
  • Intensive therapy for Aphasia and Apraxia of speech
  • Communication difficulties related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Consultations and evaluations
  • Learning disabilities and related challenges
  • Literacy and reading difficulties
  • Speech and language delays in toddlers and children
  • Enhancing your English Pronunciation workshops for non-native English speakers

Client Age Ranges: Adults and Children

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University Psychological Clinic (Psych Clinic)

University Psychological Clinic
  • Evidence-based therapy to address anxiety, depression, OCD, sleep problems, and more
  • Therapy for individuals and couples and group therapy
  • Testing for ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Employ various therapeutic approaches
  • Services open to all, including U-M community and the general public
  • Training hub for the next generation of practitioners, providing clients access to new approaches partnered with the depth of experience of supervising clinicians

Client Age Ranges: Adults 

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MARI Testing Services

MARI offers a variety of mental health and behavioral testing and evaluations. Testing helps a clinical professional understand why a person may have particular symptoms or behaviors. For example:

  • A child having difficulty in school may undergo an assessment for a learning or behavioral disorder, language development issues, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • A teen who has difficulty reading might get a learning disability evaluation.
  • An adult struggling to keep up at work and home might get evaluated for ADHD.

Client Age Ranges: Adults and Children

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MARI Training

Training is core to MARI's mission. We are committed to passing along our experience and expertise to the next generation of practitioners.

We have training opportunities for graduate and undergraduates students. We also offer volunteer spots and other student training periodically.

Ranges: Undergrad, Graduate and Post-Docs

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Connect with MARI

Ask a Question, Request an Appointment, or Provide Feedback

Fill out the form below to ask a question, to begin the process of setting up an appointment, or to provide us feedback about your experience. If you would prefer to call us, you can reach the MARI Call Center at (734) 615-7853 to speak with someone or to leave a message for follow up.

If you are a current or former MARI client, you may find more information by accessing the MARI client portal on the MARI Client Resources page.

Click Here to Contact MARI Ask a question, request appointment, etc.

Make a Client Referral (for Professionals to Refer)

For professional referrals (i.e., medical or clinical colleagues): Complete a secure form to make a client referral online.

Click Here for Secure Online Referral Form
NOTE: If you are NOT a professional and are a potential client who would like to contact us, please DO NOT use the referral form, but use the form on this page that says "Contact MARI." Using the referral form when not a professional may results in a delay in your information getting routed correctly. 
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Where to Find Us: MARI Locations

* Our Mental Health Services Office has moved! Please confirm that you are heading to our new location if you are coming to an in-person therapy or testing appointment.

MARI has two physical office locations on and near the University of Michigan campus. The 210 S. 5th Avenue office is home to MARI's Mental Health programs, offered through the University Psychological Clinic and the University Center for the Child and Family, including the UM-ACTS program providing autism services.

The 1111 E. Catherine Street office is home to all University Center for Language and Literacy programs, including the U-M Aphasia Program, the Reading Intervention program and others. MARI Testing and Assessment services may be provided at either location, depending on the tests and the appointment time and date. Please be sure to confirm your appointment location. To learn more about parking, directions, public transportation, and other location-related information, see: MARI Locations page

Note that we also provide secure teletherapy appointments. 

Client Rights and Privacy

The Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) is committed to providing quality health care, which includes respecting patients’ rights to maintain the privacy of their health information and ensuring appropriate security of protected health information (PHI). A Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) can be printed in English and or Spanish. To learn more, see our Accessibility and Privacy page.
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