Counseling Services

A licensed professional counselor is available by appointment to discuss personal issues with currently enrolled students and Athens State University faculty and staff, on a brief-counseling basis. All counseling services are provided with your confidentiality in mind and offered at no charge to you.

Personal Counseling Services can help you:

  • Develop study skills
  • Get better organized
  • Replace bad habits with healthy ones
  • Learn how to relax during stressful times
  • Balance academics, work, and family/social life
  • Solve a personal problem
  • Improve communication skills
  • Learn coping skills to deal with anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, or other emotions that might interfere with your activities of daily living
  • Locate mental health services, resources, and support groups in your local community

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

To make an appointment, you must first complete the following documents:

Contact Information

Phone: 256-233-8144
Location: Waters Hall, Room S103D

Counselor Office Hours

Leigh Ann Swindell: Monday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lisa Philippart, LPC: Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shannon Wildharbor-Arnold: Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm