Mental Health

The Student Health and Counseling Centers’ mental health staff includes Licensed Professional Counselors and Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to assist students with mental health needs. Our mental health providers provide crisis prevention, brief therapy, and offer workshops to help students succeed in their academics.

Individual Counseling

The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center provides the following mental health services:

  • Counseling 
  • Health education
  • Medications
  • Outreach screenings
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Call or Walk-In for Appointments:

Tel: 907-786-4040 
Rasmuson Hall (RH) 116/120

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Hours

Fall and Spring:
Monday-Wednesday: 8am-6pm
Thursday: 8am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

Summer:
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Fax: 907-562-0269
uaa_studenthealth@uaa.alaska.edu

How can counseling help me?

Discussing your concern with a counselor can be helpful in many ways. At the Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) we are optimistic about your ability to be successful. We believe you are the expert about your own life, but after listening carefully to you, we may be able to offer you a different perspective, or a different way of looking at your problem - one that is more apt to take you where you want to go. We realize college is a very busy time, and we don't believe that counseling needs to become another burden. We offer practical, solution-oriented approaches that are intended to empower you to meet your goals. 

On-campus Counseling and Support

  • Health and Counseling Center

    The Student Health and Counseling Center’s professional mental health counselors are dedicated to helping UAA students. To schedule an appointment call 907-786-4040.

  • Psychological Services

    UAA Psychological Services includes clinicians who are graduate, master, and doctoral students supervised by licensed psychologists.

    For confidential counseling services call 907-786-1795.

  • Center for Advocacy, Relationships, and Sexual Violence

    The Center for Advocacy, Relationships, and Sexual Violence is a confidential on-campus resource for students, staffed by the community organization Standing Together Against Rape. Students can get relationship help, discuss domestic violence, sexual assault, or harassment and learn more about available resources. The office is open from 1pm-5pm Monday through Thursday and located in Rasmuson Hall 120.

    Students can also call the 24-hour hotline number at 907-276-7273.

  • Care Team

    The UAA Care Team's purpose is to promote a safe and productive learning, living, and working environment by addressing the needs of students through coordination and assessment of information and developing a supportive plan.  

    Care Team Goals include:

    • Balancing individual with community safety
    • Creating a campus culture of accountability
    • Proactively linking students to UAA and community supports
  • University Police

    The University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department consists of a group of professionals working together to provide a safe environment for the UAA community through the confident application of education, rule enforcement and creative thinking. File an anonymous report through silent witness on the UAA Police website.

  • For Employees

    Employees in need of counseling can contact the Deeroaks Employee Assistance Program and enter UofA for the username and password or call 1-888-993-7650.

Off-campus Counseling and Support

  • Providence Psychiatric Emergency Department

    Psychiatric Emergency Department can be contacted at 907-212-2800.

    Crisis care is available through the emergency department or through the Crisis Line at 907-563-3200.

  • Southcentral Foundation Fireweed Clinic

    Southcentral Foundation offers Behavioral Health Services for Alaska Native and American Indian people ages 18 and older at the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center and for adults, children and adolescents at the Fireweed Clinic.

    Behavioral Health Services include:

    • Crisis Intervention
    • Case Management (Clinic Based and Community)
    • Psychiatric Evaluation
    • Medication Management
    • Psychotherapy (Immediate Access, Group, Family, Couples, Limited Individual)
    • Psychoeducational Learning Circles

    There are a number of groups and specialized programs available. Please call 907-729-2500 for current group days and times.

  • Alaska Careline: Suicide Prevention and Someone to Talk to Line

    Careline is free and confidential. They treat callers with respect and listen without judgment. Please call 1-877-266-4357 or text ‘4help’ to 839863 if:

    • you are in crisis
    • you are a survivor (of an attempt, or if you lost someone to suicide)
    • you are grieving
    • you are concerned about someone
    • you are feeling down and need someone to talk to
  • Gay and Lesbian Help-line

    To contact the help line call 907-258-4777 or visit Identity for more information on Advancing Alaska’s LGBT Community.

  • State Child Abuse, Office of Children’s Services

    To report child abuse call 1-800-478-4444 or visit the Office of Children’s Services for more information.

  • Abused Women's Aid in Crisis

    A critical service AWAIC provides to the community is a 24-hour crisis and support line at 907-272-0100. The crisis line is available for people who would like to talk about their situation and for family and friends hoping to find a more effective way to support their loved ones.

    AWAIC maintains a shelter where victims of domestic violence and their children may seek help any time they are in danger. Domestic violence victims may stay up to one month while they make decisions about what they will do next.

  • Standing Together Against Rape

    STAR Advocates respond 24/7 to reports of sexual assault in addition to providing other supportive measures. Working with an Advocate can help give you space to know your options and understand your rights. 

    STAR provides a 27/7 crisis hotline at 907-276-7273 or 800-478-8999 where the following are examples of things you can discuss:

    • Crisis intervention and support
    • Answers to your questions about recovering from sexual assault
    • Information about medical issues
    • Explanations of the criminal justice system, and what to expect when you report the crime
    • Referrals to resources in your area
    • Information for family and friends of victims

 

 

Community Resources Offering Negotiable or Reduced Fee

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Community Support Groups

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Clinics and Hospitals

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