At ASU your University Counseling Center is staffed with concerned professionals who listen, care and help make your ASU experience productive, rewarding and satisfying. We offer a variety of programs to help you learn to cope, identify choices, make better decisions and turn problems into learning experiences. Learn more:
Individual (Personal Counseling)
We provide opportunities for students to discuss difficulties, thoughts, feelings or concerns with the professional counseling staff, who help them solve or cope with personal problems.
The Crisis or Psychological Counseling/Referral Program
This program is designed to follow established guidelines in helping students face obstacles to life goals or traumatic situations that are, for the time being, insurmountable through the customary method of problem solving. Extreme psychological problems are referred to designated mental health professionals in the community. Free 24/7 Text live for individuals in crisis. Text Steve to 741741. UCC crisis line 562-294-3575
Group counseling provides opportunities for students to participate with peers and professionals in exploring feelings, behaviors and other common concerns in a supportive atmosphere to gain clarification and feedback, and to plan appropriate action. Some of the groups conducted are as follows;
- Anger Management/Conflict Resolution Counseling
- LGBTQ Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- PTSD Counseling
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling
- R U Good? Day - Suicide Prevention Program
Consultation and Outreach Services
These services provide help with communication skills, helping skills, assertiveness training, test-taking skills and time management, sexual assault, relationship abuse, HIV/AIDS, Alcohol and Drug Awareness. UCC is a part of the Alabama Campus Food Security Coalition.
Internship and Leadership Training
This training program provides supervised training for graduate students pursuing a degree in counseling. It helps student leaders and organizations with communication skills, stress management, mutual support and trust development.
Special Programs and Services
These services are designed to meet the special needs of subgroup student populations, such as commuter, non-traditional, and students with learning, physical and psychological disabilities.
On-Call Crisis Counseling Services
The on-call crisis counseling services provide after hours crisis counseling services for students from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Sunday. Text Line 741741 or contact the UCC Crisis Line 562-294-3575.
The Counseling Center offers programs to help students deal with specific problems. Our special group programs are Anger Management and Alcohol Intervention Program. Some of these programs include the following:
- Art Therapy
- Pet Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Food Pantry Services
- Assessment Services
- BH Works (Behavorial Health Assessment)
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Programs
In collaboration with the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center provides students, faculty and staff with special workshops, seminars and groups on alcohol, drugs, AIDS, sexuality, date rape, stress, mental health issues and personal growth. In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, ASU is committed to the prevention of alcohol and other drug use/abuse on campus. The UCC provides educational training and groups that address the health risks associated with alcohol-substance use. The UCC substance abuse programs operate within the guidelines addressed within the standards of codes of conduct (Pilot):