The fee for routine counseling visits is $15 per session after the first visit. Other services, such as group sessions, are free. Students are not expected to bring payment with them to their appointments.
Enrolled students whose needs fall within the scope of our services may have up to 15 sessions per academic year, but the actual duration may be recommended by a counselor. Most students are seen for five sessions or less in any given semester, most often by their own choice.
Advanced graduate students in the mental health professions do provide a small minority of services in our center. They are closely supervised by licensed staff members, who approve of referrals to them. Past customer satisfaction surveys indicate a high degree of satisfaction with their work in our Center.
We do not provide “excuses.” We can provide documentation of your visits or other information about you if you request it, but any decision made based on such information is completely up to your instructors.
Only a physician in the Student Health Center can authorize medical withdrawals. Our staff can recommend them to this physician when it is clinically appropriate to do so, as can any health care practitioner. We cannot recommend them for students with whom we have had no or very little contact, especially when it’s late in the semester.
The Counseling Center does not provide letters to support emotional support animals. See the University of Alabama Animal Control Guidelines and Assistance Animal Policy for information on housing policy as it relates to ESAs.
We have ample parking for students in the front of the building. Ask the front desk for a temporary parking pass when you check in. The East Edge Crimson Ride shuttle bus drops off directly in front of our building. The shuttle departs from the Main Bus Hub at 10, 30, and 50 minutes past the hour.