Psychiatric Services

Available through Student Counseling & Psychological Services (SCPS) to Auburn University students who are clients of SCPS or primary patients of the Auburn University Medical Clinic.

Services include:

  • Psychiatric evaluations and treatment for problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit disorder
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Referral for individual and group therapy with counseling staff
  • Referral to other SCPS resources

There are no charges for psychiatric services. There may be charges for any other medical services (e.g., blood work, etc.) related to medication prescription and management.

The process of psychiatric treatment begins by scheduling an intake appointment with a SCPS counselor. The counselor will evaluate your symptoms by performing a background screening and assessing the results. It is up to your counselor to recommend psychiatric services if they are needed, however, they may also recommend:

Use the Zen Den

The Zen Den offers a variety of stress management resources including biofeedback, a robotic massage chair, light therapy (for Seasonal Affective Disorder), and more.

Hang out with Moose

Moose is the SCPS therapy dog, at the Auburn University Student Center. You can find him on the third floor every Thursday from 4-5:00 pm.

Access Drop-in Groups

Take advantage of one of our drop-in groups (e.g., Mindful Mondays, Overcoming Problematic Thinking, etc.). Check the website for the current offerings. They change every semester.

Anxiety Toolbox

Ask your intake counselor for their favorite stress and anxiety management resources (e.g., on-line relaxation recordings, mindfulness and meditation resources, deep breathing exercises, and apps etc.).

Solution-Focused Group Therapy

This workshop teaches you how to use tools and strengths that you already have in a way that is easy to implement in your life. The strategies can help with depressed mood, anxiety, relationship conflicts, low motivation, and the overall feeling that your life is not going the way you would like.


This workshop consists of three sessions (BRinging Awareness, IDentifying Values, GEneralizing skills) that are intended to help you learn new tools and get a better idea of what you might like to change in your life. The BRIDGE workshop uses an acceptance and commitment therapy approach to help you feel better equipped to begin to tackle your concerns.

Getting Unstuck

This workshop includes three sessions that focus on helping participants understand depressive symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms. Getting Unstuck utilizes a cognitive behavioral perspective to help you develop a plan for addressing your depressive symptoms.

To request more information call Student Counseling & Psychological Services

(334) 844-5123