Many times in life people must face difficult situations. Problems can seem confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes choices appear so limited that every possible outcome feels like more discomfort and unhappiness. An objective professional can often help you during these times. UA's Counseling Center provides a quiet place where enrolled students can discuss their concerns in private with an experienced professional.
Students visit the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons:
All communication is held in strict confidence. All identifying information, including the fact that a student has visited the Counseling Center, may be released to others only at the student's written request. The only exception is the unusual situation in which there is clear danger to the student or to others.
The staff at the Counseling Center includes psychologists, psychology interns and advanced doctoral students in psychology. They represent a variety of theoretical orientations and specialties.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, during fall and spring semesters. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer.
Call for an appointment: You may make an appointment for personal or career counseling by calling 330-972-7082 or 330-972-7083, or in person at Simmons Hall 306. There is no charge to eligible students except for fees associated with LD testing, and nominal fees for career and psychological tests.
In addition to the Counseling Center, the University also operates the Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling.
Since 1986, the Clinic has provided high-quality, low-cost mental health services to individuals, couples, families from Akron and surrounding communities. The clinic's focus is on wellness and personal/community growth using behavioral health and holistic treatment approaches.
Clinic services include, but are not limited to:
The clinic is part of UA's College of Education. Learn more on the clinic's Web site.