Student Counseling & Psychological Services

A department in Student Affairs, is the primary mental health counseling center for Auburn University's undergraduate and graduate student community.
Getting Started
Aubie meets with the director, Dr. Hankes

Welcome

The mission of Student Counseling & Psychological Services is to provide comprehensive preventative and clinical mental health services to enhance the psychological well-being of individual students, as well as the broader campus culture. We are committed to supporting the academic, retention, and student development missions of Auburn University, so students can have a balanced university experience and take full advantage of the educational opportunities at the university.

SCPS is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity, and our staff welcomes all students. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive and affirming climate for individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ages, abilities, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures.

 

Getting Started at SCPS
Student Counseling Services receives IACS Accreditation

IACS Accreditation

Student Counseling & Psychological Services (SCPS) is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The basic purposes of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) are to encourage and aid counseling services throughout the United States and internationally to meet high professional standards, to inform the public about those which are competent and reliable, and to foster communication among counseling services operating in a variety of settings. IACS is committed to furthering the visibility of the counseling profession and improving its quality. IACS has evolved standards that define professional quality and has established criteria for accreditation which reflect these standards. IACS accreditation also acts as a stimulus to a wide variety of agencies to upgrade their professional services to meet accreditation standards; and the Association provides the profession and the public with information about those agencies which it has accredited. Accreditation is open to University and College Counseling Centers and Public and Private Counseling Agencies.

Student Counseling & Psychological Services

A department in Student Affairs, SCPS is the primary mental health counseling center for Auburn University’s undergraduate and graduate student community.

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk
Active Minds with Advisor Dustin Johnson
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

 

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Comments from the Spring '18 Semester Client Satisfaction Survey

 

See the Survey Results Here

SCPS has been integral to my time here at Auburn. I have seen two different counselors and they are both amazing and very professional. I recommend SCPS to friends and classmates every chance I get.

SCPS client

Student, Auburn University

I’m very thankful this is a service provided by AU. I thought coming to counseling meant something was really wrong with me but SCPS makes me feel comfortable and welcomed, and normal.

SCPS client

Student, Auburn University

Being counseled has made me a more self-aware and secure person. I am happy to have finally made strides toward understanding why I do the things I do, and identifying reasons to change. It has been pleasant to have the opportunity to explore these feelings in a secure and supportive environment.

SCPS client

Student, Auburn University

I wish that more students sought out SCPS as I think mental health is vitally important. I want the stigma of counseling to go away so people can realize SCS is there to help not to judge.

SCPS client

Student, Auburn University

Dr. Moose

Our therapy dog, Moose, joined SCPS during the summer of 2015 and is available to work with students by joining individual sessions, group sessions, and through campus outreach events.

Animal Assisted Therapy

Student Counseling Services

Welcome to Auburn University’s Student Counseling Services. SCS is the primary counseling center for the Auburn University student community to talk through their personal problems and concerns. We are located on the second floor in suite 2086 of the Auburn University Medical Clinic. To make an appointment call (334) 844.5123.  Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm M-F.