The Counseling Center is here to help students make the most of their university experience, both personally and academically.
The Counseling Center offers counseling, self-help resources, referrals to private care, workshops, and discussion groups to help students gain the skills and insights they need to overcome adversity and thrive in their life and learning. Any student with a concern they would like to discuss is welcome. For example, students come to the Counseling Center with concerns about their relationships, health, happiness, motivation, behaviors, stress, trauma, or life decisions. Meeting with a clinician is a chance to explore one's hopes and fears, and determine possible courses of action or resolution in a respectful and confidential setting.
For more information, browse the rest of our site. The About Us section has information about our staff, confidentiality, and FAQs. Or call x3500 and arrange to speak with a clinician. You can also learn more about our services and what to expect at an intake appointment by viewing the videos below, or by clicking here.
A Message on Recent Events
The American University Counseling Center staff acknowledges the range of emotions that many students, faculty, and staff are experiencing following recent shootings and other acts of violence, both within the United States and worldwide. We offer our support and condolences to those who have been impacted by such events directly and indirectly. We encourage you to reach out to friends and family for support, participate in self-care activities, and allow yourself to set boundaries in interactions in order to best care for yourself.
As a staff, we are committed to providing culturally sensitive and affirming services for all students and to creating a safe and respectful environment where students can explore and discuss experiences of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. If you have been impacted by recent events and would like to discuss your concerns further with a Counseling Center clinician, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation appointment (202-885-3500) or to stop by the Counseling Center during urgent care walk-in hours (M-F, 2-4 pm). Resources listed below may provide additional support.