Counseling Services

Positive mental health is vital in helping achieve academic goals and personal goals. Our staff of Licensed Professional Counselors (under the State of Alabama) provide services to address your mental health concerns.

Services

Counseling sessions typically range from 45 to 50 minutes. The following are examples of concerns we address :

  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Phobias

Students with a chronic history of intensive case and crisis management may need additional care. For students with special needs, we will be glad to recommend community resources for intensive and comprehensive services.

Group Programs

R.A.P.I.D.

R.A.P.I.D. provides drug education to those students who are mandated by the Judiciary Council for any drug-related offenses. Sessions cover personal accountability and highlight the negative impact of drugs and alcohol.

SafeZone

The SafeZone program offers support to LGBTQIA students and staff. The program is a voluntary network of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who believe that every member of the AAMU community should have the opportunity to grow, learn, and work in a welcoming environment.

L.E.S.S.

An open group that provides education and support to female students. The goal is to educate women, offer an outlet for women to discuss issues affecting their school performance and personal life, and to build emotional resources through establishing relationships with other women.

Appointment and Payment

Are you ready to speak to a therapist? Call the main office number 256-372-5601/5800 to schedule an appointment. You can also walk into the Health Center to schedule an appointment. There are no out-of-pocket fees for obtaining our services; fees are paid through your Student Health Insurance Coverage (Consolidated Health Plans).

Confidentiality/Privacy Issues

The Counseling Center complies with state and federal laws regulating confidentiality, as well as professional ethical codes. We cannot disclose your Personal Health Information (PHI) to others without your written consent. However, there are some exceptions to confidentiality, typically involving imminent risk of self-harm or abuse of others. To learn more about our confidentiality policy, please contact one of our therapists.

Crisis or Immediate Care

Our staff provides crisis consultation during business hours, which is aimed to provide immediate assistance for the student. However, we do provide an after-hours on-call service for crises that happen after regular business hours. Get more information regarding our after-hours services.