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 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 Quick Links
I am interested in:
- Therapy for adults
- Therapy for children and families
- Testing and evaluations (ADHD, cognitive, etc.)
- Autism services, ABA therapy or autism evaluations
- Language development and disorders
- Reading or literacy services
- U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP)
- Requesting an appointment
- Making a client referral
- Training opportunities
- Making a donation
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
- ADHD and Learning Disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations and ABA Therapy
- Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
- Diagnostics and Testing
- Grief and Loss in Families
- Marriage and Relationship Issues Related to Parenting and Family
- Parenting Skills and Challenges
- Social Skills for Kids
Client Age Ranges: Children
University Center for Language and Literacy
- Intensive Therapy for 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 in Toddlers and Children
- American Accent Workshops
Client Age Ranges: Adults and Children
University Psychological Clinic
- Therapy to Address Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, etc.
- Couples Therapy
- Diagnostics, Evaluations and Testing
- Group Therapy
- Individualized Therapy
- Individualized Approach to Care
- Various Therapy Approaches including CBT, Mindfulness, and Others
- Neuropsychological Testing for Adults
Client Age Ranges: Adults
MARI Testing Services
MARI offers a wide variety of neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing and evaluations through our centers and clinic. 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 athlete may need a neuropsychological assessment following a concussion.
- An adult struggling to keep up at work and at home might get evaluated for ADHD.
- An older adult may wonder if changes in their memory are normal aging or something more.
Client Age Ranges: Adults and Children
Training is core to MARI's mission and commitment to passing along our experience and expertise to the next generation of practitioners.
We have different types of training opportunities for graduate and undergraduates students. We also offer volunteer opportunities and other student training periodically.
Ranges: Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Docs
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 about your account, appointments, bills, etc. by accessing the MARI client portal on the MARI Client Resources page.
Sign Up for MARI Email News and Updates
Make a Client Referral
For professional referrals (i.e., medical or clinical colleagues): Submit a secure digital form to make a client referral online. The form asks for client details, a Release of Information (to be uploaded), and your contact information.
NOTE: If you are a potential client and would like to contact us, please do not use this referral, but use the form in the middle of this page that says "Ask a Question or Request Appointment."
Where to Find Us: MARI Locations
MARI has two physical office locations on and near the University of Michigan campus. The Washington Street office is home to the Psychological Clinic and the University Center for the Child and Family, including the UM-ACTS program providing autism services. The 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, based on ongoing safety protocols and service availability.
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.