The Counseling Center joins the rest of the UA community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. We denounce the longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice and oppression that is rooted in and reflective of these tragedies. The Counseling Center is dedicated to addressing the social inequities and biases that exist as our obligation as members of the UA community to promote and advance equity and inclusion. While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that they may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African-American community. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt. As a mental health service, the Counseling Center is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We encourage you to contact our office if you or someone you know would like support with coping and healing.

The Counseling Center remains open with a number of changes to accommodate UA’s current status of functioning under limited business operations. Please see the COVID-19 Counseling Updates box below for more information.

The Counseling Center helps students, undergraduate and graduate, achieve academic success and personal growth through quality brief counseling and psychological services, outreach, and consultative services, and the training of mental health professionals.

Students know the Counseling Center for its outstanding counseling services and counseling resources, as well as innovative programs including Stress Free Daze, which provides an opportunity for students to reduce their stress before finals week each semester.

The Counseling Center also offers information on how faculty, staff, parents, and others can support their students, specific information on helping students in crisis, along with further information on self help.

UA offers two full-time psychiatrists, one psychiatric nurse practitioner and seven other physicians who can assist in screening for general mental health issues through the Student Health Center. The UA Counseling Center staff includes 18 licensed clinicians (psychologists, licensed professional counselors, and licensed social workers). The Women and Gender Resource Center employs five staff therapists and two victim advocates.

Counseling Staff

COVID-19 Counseling Updates

Our center will be reaching out to all clients when able to discuss options for continued therapy. If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact UAPD at 205-348-5454 and ask to speak with the on-call counselor. You can also text BAMA to 741-741 to text with a trained volunteer.
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Need Help Now?

Come to 3000 South Lawn Office Building (1101 Jackson Avenue) or call 205-348-3863 during operating hours, or call the UA Police Department at 205-348-5454 and ask to speak with the on-call counselor when the center is closed. You may also text BAMA to 741-741 to text with a trained volunteer.
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Social Distancing and Coping Skills

Spending days or weeks at home with limited resources, stimulation and social contact can take a toll on mental health. Learn about the potential impact of social distancing on mental health and wellbeing, and tips for healthy coping.
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Tide Against Suicide

Tide Against Suicide is a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention at the University of Alabama. We imagine a non-judgmental place where suicide is talked about openly, and a community that rallies behind each other wherever they are on their journey.
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UA updates on COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic affects our community and the world, our UA administration has been tirelessly consulting available resources and experts to make decisions that are in the best interests of the health and safety of our campus community. For more information, please visit healthinfo.ua.edu.
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Free Online Self-Help

Go to a free online self-help module for UA students. Find help for topics such as anxiety, interpersonal relationships, depression, pain management, and substance use. Use your Crimson email account to log in.