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ASU Counseling Services

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ASU’s dedicated 24/7 mental health line through EMPACT: 480-921-1006
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What is ASU Counseling Services?

ASU Counseling Services is a confidential resource that provides mental health consultation and outreach services that support student success. ASU Counseling personnel are confidential except when required by law to report, such as when there are concerns for child or elder abuse and self-harm or harm for others. They offer mental health support through a variety of modalities including individual counseling, group counseling, crisis services and more. Speaking with an ASU Counseling Services counselor does not necessitate a formal report of sexual or relationship violence. ASU Counseling Services is available at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West and Polytechnic locations. All counseling services are free of charge.

How does ASU Counseling Services support ASU students?

ASU Counseling Services

ASU Counseling offers confidential, free, crisis support and stabilizing counseling services for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. These traumatic experiences may impact students in many different ways. We are here to help re-establish safety and stability for students. That may mean we help in any of the following ways.

  • Someone to help you talk through your experience(s)
  • Co-create plans for safety
  • Support in finding campus or local resources as options that may help you
  • Help you identify next steps toward stabilization and recovery
  • Provide education on the stages of traumatic healing, and meet you where you are
  • We teach and practice grounding techniques to help you cope with your traumatic experience.

ASU Counseling Services professional staff are highly trained, licensed counselors and psychologists, with expertise in trauma. As ASU Counseling Services is a confidential resource, victims and survivors, or friends who are made aware of a sexual assault, are able to speak with providers without having to file a report regarding their experience(s). It is normal to feel unsure about what next steps to take and how to seek support following an experience of violence, ASU Counseling Services may be a good first place to start when it comes to seeking the support you deserve. You can also connect with them to request assistance with getting connected to a community provider.

Should you wish to seek support after hours, reach out to ASU’s dedicated mental health line through EMPACT: 480-921-1006. In addition, there are a variety of mental health resources available to ASU students through community resources.

What to expect when connecting with ASU Counseling Services

What to expect

All Counseling Services begin with a brief initial consultation. We’ll assess and respond to all the needs you have that day, and then work to co-create a next step plan that supports your needs moving forward. Supports may include individual services, group services for students who have experienced sexual violence, and care coordination to support your desire to connect with additional resources. We are mindful and intentional about how your current service needs fit into the context of your current life situation, and goals. Our goal is to help you rebuild your sense of safety and stability as a student and person who has experienced a significant life change.

If you choose to engage in the Title IX/Sexual Misconduct University process, we will support you to understand who to speak with, we will encourage you to ask the questions you need to make decisions every step of the way. Together, we may decide that a release of information between us and another person helps you with your goals. Even when we have a release of information, we will always review with you what is the right amount of information to disclose. Your story is yours - we honor your choice in sharing the details of your life as you choose. With a release, we may help you ask for help, clarify what you need, or change direction on what you want.

Should you wish to seek support after hours, reach out to ASU’s dedicated mental health line through EMPACT: 480-921-1006. In addition, there are a variety of mental health resources available to ASU students through community resources.