The Counseling Center staff is committed to creating a welcoming and affirming space where all members of the American University community are valued and celebrated. We strive to promote the educational success of students by supporting their intellectual, emotional, and social development through the provision of culturally aware clinical services, including: individual and group psychotherapy, outreach programming, consultation, and training opportunities. We are a multicultural and multi-theoretical staff who deeply value our global and diverse community. We take a stand against discrimination and oppression in any form. Since we recognize that not all diversity is universally valued, we feel a special obligation as a mental health agency to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all our students.
A Message on Recent Events
Many of us are deeply saddened and angered by the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend and the hatred that continues to persist in our nation. We recognize that the psychological, social, and emotional impact that systematic oppression and hate violence have on us are tremendous. Our goal is to heal, preserve, and uplift the mental health of every student. As such, we continue to denounce bigotry and oppression in every form and remain committed to providing a culturally aware, affirming, and inclusive environment for our students.
If you would like to discuss your concerns confidentially with a Counseling Center clinician, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation appointment (202-885-3500) or stop by the Counseling Center during Urgent Care Drop-In hours (M-F, 2-4 pm). We are here for you. Resources listed below may provide additional support.