If you are experiencing a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room. If you are having a mental health crisis during business hours, please come to Counseling Services appointment, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. You can call the ASU Crisis HelpLine anytime at 325-486-6345.
You may be having a mental health crisis if you answer yes to any of the following questions:
- Do you have a current plan to attempt suicide or to inflict serious bodily harm on someone else?
- In the last 7 days have you:
- Attempted suicide or made verbal or written threats to do so?
- Been physically and/or sexually assaulted?
- Heard or seen things that may not be real?
- Had a severe reaction to a psychiatric medication?
Your First Visit
Upon arrival, fill-out some brief background paperwork and meet with a counselor. Your first appointment should take about one hour of your time. Based on availability of staff and student demand, times may vary.
You will meet with a licensed therapist to assess your needs. Together, you will decide on the best course of treatment. This could be individual counseling, group counseling, a referral to the community or a referral for medication management.
We offer three types of appointments: crisis intervention in case of an emergency, one-time consultations, and standard appointments for on-going counseling.
If this is your first time visiting Counseling Services or you are coming in for an unscheduled appointment, please indicate your level of need.
Level 1: Crisis Intervention/Emergency
- I am at immediate risk of taking my own life or someone else’s life.
- I have taken recent steps to end my life.
- I’ve experienced a recent sexual assault.
- I’ve experienced the unexpected death of someone close to me.
- I am seeing or hearing things that might not exist.
Level 2: Seeking Ongoing Counseling/Standard Appointment
I am here seeking ongoing treatment and/or group counseling.
I am seeking help with:
- Relationship concerns
- Alcohol and/or drug use
- Academic challenges
- Trouble adjusting to college
Level 3: Consultation
I am NOT interested in ongoing therapy at the counseling center, but I want to talk briefly with someone.
I am seeking help with:
- Concern for a friend
- Guidance about a specific situation
- I need records or information for an appeal
- Needing a referral for counseling elsewhere and/or medication
- Needing to withdraw from the university
Scope of Service
We provide short-term, solution-focused therapy to ASU students. Some of the most common issues that we treat are:
- Adjustment Issues
- Relationship Problems
- Academic Concerns
Occasionally students may present with chronic mental health issues that require a higher level of care than our office can provide. In this case, we will work with the student and help them obtain appropriate resources in the community.
Counseling Services does not provide support letters for students seeking emotional support animals for on-campus housing. We also do not provide court-ordered counseling, university-mandated therapy, or make determinations on student fitness for academic programs.
Concerned About Someone Else?
If you are concerned someone on campus is a threat to themselves or others you have several options:
- If you believe there is an imminent threat contact campus police at 325-942-2071 or call 911 immediately.
- If you would like guidance on how to talk to a friend or colleague please call Counseling Services 325-942-2371 to set up an appointment.
If you would like someone from the university to reach out to the concerned individual please fill out a Students of Concern Form.
Tell us how we are doing
Counseling Services would love to hear from you about your experience at our center. If you would like to submit feedback about what we are doing well, what we can do better, programs or groups you would like to see offered, or specific feedback about your counseling experience, please take a moment and drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.