Confidential and compassionate assistance to all enrolled UAS students. Counseling Services helps students reduce psychological symptoms, cope with life events and increase resilience.
Counseling services support the mental well-being of students, foster student success, and contribute to a safe and welcoming campus community. Counseling can help students clarify personal challenges, explore emotions, set goals, and improve relationships. UAS Counselors are committed to equity and respect for individual and cultural differences.
Counselors are based in Juneau, but can serve all UAS students within the state of Alaska through tele-counseling. Counselors can assist with connections to local resources for students living outside of the state of Alaska. Any student enrolled in at least one UAS credit course for the current semester is eligible for counseling services. Students have access to drop-in/crisis services, individual appointments, group therapy and programming for mental health and well-being. If specialized or long-term care is needed, community referrals will be provided. UAS Counseling Services uses a brief solution focused therapeutic approach. This approach can help with issues of homesickness, time-management, healthy relationships, grief and loss, roommate conflicts and shorter-term crisis.
Mental health crisis intervention is available for students Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Crisis after hours and on weekends services are available by calling 911 or your local hospital or clinic. The Suicide Prevention Line is 988 or 1-877-266-4357 and more resources are listed on our Crisis page. For students in UAS Housing, the emergency RA on-call number is 907-209-6539.