In light of recent events and the current political climate, the American University Counseling Center would like to reaffirm our commitment to providing a welcoming, affirming, inclusive, and safe environment for all of our students. We take a stand against discrimination and oppression in any form, and we deeply value our global and diverse community.
If you have been impacted by recent events and would like to discuss your concerns confidentially with a Counseling Center clinician, please schedule an initial consultation appointment (202-885-3500) or stop by the Counseling Center during Urgent Care Drop-In hours (M-F, 2-4 pm). Resources listed below may provide additional support.
The Counseling Center is the primary mental health agency on the American University (AU) campus, offering a variety of free and confidential services to the campus community. What services does the Counseling Center offer?
The Counseling Center provides initial consultation appointments, Urgent Care Drop-In Hours (M-F, 2-4pm), time-limited individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and presentations, consultations, referrals to off-campus private care, and self-help resources (both online and on-site). All of the services offered by the Counseling Center are completely free of charge.
What is the cost of Counseling Center services?
All services offered by the counseling center are completely free of charge. This includes, initial consultation appointments, time-limited individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and presentations, consultations, and self-help resources. You will never be charged for any services at the Counseling Center.
How do I make an appointment?
You can schedule an initial consultation appointment by calling the Counseling Center front desk (202-885-3500) or stopping by Mary Graydon 214. You can also drop-in to meet with a clinician for a brief (triage) appointment during Urgent Care Drop-In Hours (M-F, 2-4pm).
How do I learn more about Counseling Center services?
To learn more about all the services offered, please refer to the links on the left, call the Counseling Center, or visit our FAQ page.