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

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 3-5 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