Services Overview

UNA Student Counseling Services are located at 726 North Pine Street, the first floor of Rice Hall. Counselors are available for assessment of needs/problems, crisis intervention, referrals, and short-term counseling with students. The goal is to help students develop coping skills for problems that may be threatening their health, well-being, and/or academic performance.  Participation is confidential, voluntary, and at no charge for students who are actively enrolled in classes and have paid the Student Health Fee for the semester during which they seek assistance.  Students should call 256-765-5215 for appointments or more information.

Counseling staff are also available for interviews, and to present to classes, organizations, and Residence Hall groups on a variety of topics. Arrangements are made by calling 256-765-5215. 

Faculty, staff or parents, who are concerned about a student may call for consultation with a Counselor or to arrange a referral appointment.


All counseling records are maintained in strict compliance with laws and guidelines related to confidentiality. Release of information requires your written authorization, except as required by law.


If you will have difficulty accessing our building, please notify the receptionist when you call, and a Counselor will make arrangements to meet you in an alternate private office in the Guillot University Center.

Parents and Students Facing your First Year at UNA:

Parents and students face many challenges and changes as the first year of college is planned for and begins. The Jed Foundation has assembled a web-based helper for parents and the student. 

Click on the banner to check out their helpful resources:


  Suicide Prevention Lifeline  
        HELPLINE:  800-273-8255
  Sexual Assault Information
  Title IX Quick Facts

  Eating Disorders 

       HELPLINE:  800-931-2237
Texting Kills - Don't text and drive!  Don't Text and Drive Video
AlcoholEDU at UNA  AlcoholEDU and Haven
The Jed Foundation- promoting emotional health & suicide prevention  Mental Health Info
  Health Related Q & A
Emotional Support Chat Link Lifeline Crisis Chat
  Depression/Bipolar Support
help for traumatic episodes  Tips for After the Trauma
  Make the Connection
  LGBT Support/Information
  Veterans Crisis Line
Let's talk about mental health
  College Mental Health
  Half of Us