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 80 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.

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.

The University Center
for the Child and Family

The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF)
  • ADHD and Learning Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
  • Diagnostics and Testing
  • Grief and Loss in Families
  • Marriage and Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Skills and Challenges
  • Social Skills for Kids

University Center for
Language and Literacy

University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL)
  • Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech
  • Communication Difficulties Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Consultations and Evaluations
  • Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
  • Literacy and Reading Issues
  • Speech and Language Delays and Disorders


University Psychological Clinic
  • Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia
  • Couples Therapy
  • Diagnostics, Evaluations and Testing
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Individualized Approach to Care
  • Various Therapies Including CBT, Mindfulness and Others