The American University Counseling Center (AUCC) is deeply saddened and angered by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other Black people who have been targeted and murdered because of their race. We recognize the psychological, social, and emotional impacts of racism, systemic and pervasive oppression, and hate violence on communities of color. As such, we will continue to denounce bigotry and oppression in every form and remain committed to providing trauma informed, culturally aware, affirming, and inclusive services.
We're Here For YouVirtual Urgent Care: *Updated Hours* Monday-Friday, 10 am-12 pm and 2 pm-4 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Clinicians will meet virtually with students through a secure HIPAA compliant video conference platform. It works with smart phones, laptops and tablets. You can meet with us by going to: Virtual Counseling Center.
Due to applicable licensure laws, please be advised that the AU Counseling Center can only offer clinical services (e.g., Urgent Care, Initial Consultation assessments, ongoing counseling) to students who are physically located in the District of Columbia.
Students who are located in DC and interested in ongoing services can attend our virtual Urgent Care Drop-In Hours and speak with a clinician. Students located outside the District will be given referrals to providers in their current location.
Crisis Intervention: Call 202-885-7979, from any location, 24 hours a day, to receive help in a crisis via AUProtoCall. Impacted emotionally by COVID-19? We've compiled these resources that can help: Mental Health Resources on COVID-19
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.
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.)