As we, and the NAU community, come to grips with the devastating events in Las Vegas recently, Counseling Services wants to express to all of our fellow students, staff, faculty, and administration that we remain committed to being responsive and supportive for those in need. Our hearts go out to those affected by this terrible tragedy and we are continuously monitoring response efforts. We recognize that the heartache and emotional impact of these events is not isolated to one state and will continue to be felt on multiple individual, cultural, and global levels for some time. We want to remind you that you are not alone and that we offer a variety of services and resources to help. If you or someone you know has been affected and could benefit from support, you can access our services by calling (928) 523-2261 to consult with a counselor and/or schedule an appointment. We also have walk-in hours at Counseling Services, located in the HLC, between the hours of 8 am and 5pm. You can find more information about our services and resources by clicking on the links to the left, or you can head over to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Arizona-University-Counseling-Services-260951330688754/  

The American Psychological Association has provided some guidelines and recommendations about ways to manage your distress in the wake of a mass shooting.  You can find that information here: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx
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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. 


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 Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Carol O’Saben, at 928-523-2261. 

Thank you for entrusting us with your care.


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