Counseling Services

Counseling Services (CS) works to enhance the psychological growth, emotional well-being, and learning potential of Northern Arizona University students. We can help you overcome many different concerns, including:

  • adjustment to college
  • relationships
  • depression
  • eating concerns 
  • anxiety and stress
  • substance abuse
  • academic issues
  • career and vocational issues

We provide short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling, crisis services, psychoeducational outreach, and consultation about students of concern. For an idea of what to expect during your first visit click hereCounseling Services staff members do not write letters of support for assistance animals at the request of a client/student. 

*NOTE TO STUDENTS: Counseling Services is currently at capacity and will be operating from an end of the semester protocol.  Students will still be able to utilize our walk-in times daily for a Triage or Brief Assessment.  However, we want students to be aware that ongoing counseling will be challenging given the limited time left before the end of the semester.  Consequently, please expect that your Triage or Brief Assessment will likely be a focused and collaborative discussion to assess your needs and establish a follow-up plan of care.  If you are planning on remaining at NAU over the summer, please let your counselor know.

Counseling Services wants to assure you that we take the privacy of your communications with us very seriously.  Mental health records laws contain strict standards regarding the release of records, and we and other University administrators are diligent in our efforts to protect your records from unauthorized access.  If you have any questions about the privacy of your records with Counseling Services, please feel free to address this concern with your clinician.  You may also contact the Interim Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Megan Gavin, at 928-523-2261. 

Thank you for entrusting us with your care.


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