a student meeting with one of UAH's licensed counselors

In individual counseling, you have the full attention of one of our counselors in a one-on-one atmosphere of understanding, warmth, and insight. Our counselors can help you in a variety of ways because they are excellent sounding-boards, compassionate listeners, and skillful experts in problems of living. They offer an array of therapeutic interventions such as self-expression activities and traditional therapies.  Limited to 8 sessions per semester; $15 Wellness Fee per visit.

In order to benefit fully from counseling, the following recommendations are offered:

  • Attend scheduled sessions.
  • Be specific about the concerns that led to your decision to seek counseling.
  • Establish with your counselor desired goals and outcomes to be achieved in counseling.
  • Discuss your progress with your counselor as you go along, and modify your goals if necessary.
  • Participate actively, and be as open and honest as possible.
  • Be prepared for your sessions.
  • Tell your counselor if you don't think you're being helped.

Successful counseling is a joint process requiring your motivation and active involvement. The more actively involved you are; the more effective counseling will be for you.

Understanding a situation before it reaches the urgent stage can make a big difference. We encourage you to come in, even if you are not sure that counseling is what you need. With a counselor's help, you can discuss alternatives and decide the best way to proceed. For many students, dealing effectively with emotional and social issues improves their success with academic work. The Counseling Center is a place for help with any psychological or emotional problem or need.

Session Rates

  • Initial Intake Interview/Urgent Appointments: No Charge
  • 30 minute session Individual Counseling Sessions:  $15 per session; 8 sessions per semester
  • Groups and Workshops:  No Charge; unlimited sessions per semester

Note that any late cancelled or missed appointments, including initial intake interviews, will result in a $15 charge. Additionally, if a student is not enrolled for the current semester but for the upcoming semester, charges are $25 per individual session.

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