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Counseling Services

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. The UAS Counseling Office is 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. Students living outside of Alaska can access urgent and scheduled counseling sessions through TimelyCare or contact UAS counselors for assistance with connections to local resources. 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 servicesindividual 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 situations such as: 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. Mental health crisis care after hours and on weekendsis available by calling 911, your local hospital or clinic, TimelyCare, and/or The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-877-266-4357. For students in UAS Upper Housing, the emergency RA on-call number is 907-209-6539. For students in UAS John Pugh Hall, the emergency RA on-call number is 907-209-6534. More resources are listed on our Crisis page