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.