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.

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 fall 2022, the average wait time for a new screening appointment is 7.6 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.

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Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to support students and the campus community. 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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Free Mental Health Screenings

Are you wondering if connecting with a mental health professional would be helpful? Take a free mental health screening and get a "check-up from the neck up."
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Students Tide Against Suicide

Are you a student interested in getting involved in suicide prevention efforts on campus? The Tide Against Suicide Student Advisory Board is now looking for new members! Follow the link for more information.
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Online Peer Support

Sign up to engage in a free online peer support community called Togetherall. Follow this link for more information.
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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.