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Student Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is committed to creating a welcoming and affirming space where all members of the American University community are valued.

Services The following services are SUSPENDED until AU resumes normal operating status

We try to make it as easy as possible to meet with us and access care and support. We offer weekday drop-In hours (2-4 pm, Monday-Friday), individual and group counselingafter-hours counseling by phone with a licensed crisis clinician (including nights, weekends, holiday breaks and closings), and assistance in finding off-campus therapy when more extensive or specialized care is needed.

If you’re wondering how to get started, please read through these links, call, or stop by the Counseling Center, MGC 214, on the second floor of Mary Graydon Center. We're here for all AU students, whether you're full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate, and our services are always free and confidential.

Anonymous Mental Health Screening

Learn more about AU's offerings for free online anonymous mental health screenings for depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Take Screening

First Time Appointments

Want to know how to get started? Read on.

Getting Started

Help with a Crisis

At any time of day, help is available.

Find Help

What’s Happening at the Center

Check out our goals, commitments, Wellness Partners, and ways to stay current on information about emotional wellness on campus.

Learn More

A Message from All of Us

We are deeply saddened by the hatred that continues to persist in our communities, our nation and the world around us. We recognize that the psychological, social, and emotional impacts of systematic oppression and hate violence have on us our tremendous. Our goal is to heal, preserve, and uplift the mental health of every student. As such, we will continue to denounce bigotry and oppression in every form and remain committed to providing a culturally aware, affirming, and inclusive environment for all our students.

Click to Listen to AUCC playlists on Spotify

Music has been shown to increase motivation and relaxation, and decrease pain and stress. With the help of the AU community, we've compiled a few playlists to get you started. These songs are only suggestions and a compliment to other strategies to support your mental health — not a replacement for professional support. (The playlists are not an endorsement for products or services, including Spotify.)

Click here to Listen