Counseling Center


  • Counseling Center
    Fax: 202-885-1397
    Mary Graydon, Room 214

    Mon and Thurs: 9am-6pm
    Tues, Wed, and Fri: 9am-5pm

    Summer hours: M-F 9am-5pm

    Closed Saturday and Sunday

    Callandrillo, Traci Edwardson
    Director of Counseling Center

Mailing Address

In Case of Emergency

Crisis Intervention, Hospitals, and Hotlines

Counseling Center Reception Room

Students can arrange to see a clinician on an emergency basis during weekday business hours by calling 202-885-3500. Urgent Care Walk-In Hours are available the same day (M-F between 2-4 PM), while non-emergency appointments are generally available within a few days to a week.

After hours, a Counseling Center clinician can be paged for an emergency consultation by contacting AU Public Safety or a member of the Housing and Dining Services staff. When a crisis occurs that affects the community or a group of community members, Counseling Center clinicians will facilitate crisis-response meetings and consult with students, families, faculty, and staff. After-hours personal crisis support is also available from several 24-7 Hotlines in the DC area listed below.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:In any on-campus emergency which represents a threat to safety or life, call AU PUBLIC SAFETY, x3636.For off-campus emergencies which represent a threat to safety or life, call your local emergency response services, dial 911, or proceed to the nearest hospital Emergency Room.

Crisis Hotlines

AIDS Hotline 202-332-AIDS (2437)

Alcohol and Drug Helpline 1-800-821-HELP (4357)

Childhelp, Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Crisis Hotline 1-888-793-4357

DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline 202-333-7273

Grief Recovery Helpline 1-800-445-4808

National Hopeline Network 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255