The Counseling Center helps University of Alabama students, undergraduate and graduate, achieve academic success and personal growth through a comprehensive counseling center model focused on providing quality counseling and psychological services, outreach, consultative services, and the training of mental health professionals.
Students are able to access services through a number of avenues. Generally, students are able to get a screening appointment within 1-2 weeks. For spring 2022, the average wait time for a new screening appointment is 5.5 days. Also, same-day consult appointments are available every week day and are only scheduled day of. These are 30 minute phone consultations with a therapist and can be used by any student at any time.
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.