Counseling Services

Mental Health Counseling

A licensed professional counselor is available by appointment to discuss personal, or developmental issues with currently enrolled students and Athens State University faculty and staff, on a brief-counseling basis.

You may face difficult times while attending college. A counselor is available to help you deal with stress management, time management, study skills, test anxiety, mixed or overwhelmed feelings about returning to school, personal relationships, or personal loss. Referral to agencies or private practitioners within the community for long-term counseling is occasionally recommended, depending upon the nature of the concern. All counseling services are provided with your confidentiality in mind and offered at no charge to you.

Services are provided through a partnership with the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama.

Contact Us:
Lisa Philippart, LPC
Phone: 256-233-8144

Location: Waters Hall, Room S103D
Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Prevention Services

A Substance Abuse Counselor is available on campus as needed and at special events.  Through this program drug and alcohol prevention education is available to university groups and organizations or in one on one meetings.

Contact Us:
Prevention Services
Phone: 256-233-8144

Location: Waters Hall, Room S103D
Office Hours: Thursday : 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Helpful Counseling Information

While you are waiting to see a counselor, please visit the following resources for assistance.

  • – This website and video encourages college students to think about their mental health needs and concerns.
  • – Drug and alcohol treatment and prevention programs.
  • – Find information on mental health treatment and resources including warning signs and prevention measures.
  • – Information on the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
  • – The Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama provides the highest quality treatment, education and assistance to people affected by mental health and substance use issues.
  • – The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free an confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • – Crisis Services of North Alabama provides information to individuals and families in need.
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