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The Center for Well-Being Programs and Psychological Services

Welcome to American University’s Center for Well-Being Programs and Psychological Services. We're here for all AU students, whether you're full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate, and our services are always free and confidential.

If you are here for a counseling appointment, you can access our virtual waiting room here:

If you are interested in learning more about our victim/survivor advocacy support services, please visit the "Our Services" tab. You can book an appointment with our Victim/Survivor Support Advocate by clicking here: .

The Well-Being Center has been formed to meet the needs of AU students by integrating many facets of wellness into a single home. Launched in Fall 2022, it combines the staff and services that were previously part of two centers: the Counseling Center and the Health Promotion and Advocacy Center (HPAC). Through the Well-Being Center, you can find a full range of wellness-related services, including individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, victim/survivor advocacy services, crisis intervention (through AUProtoCall Services at 202-885-7979), alcohol and other drug education, consultations, and other wellness-related programming. You can find details by exploring "Our Services" in the side tabs.

The Center of Well-Being Programs and Psychological Services is committed to creating a welcoming and affirming space where all members of the American University community are valued. Please see our statement on recent events, which is found on our Confronting Injustice Webpage, along with helpful resources.

Anonymous Mental Health Screening

Learn more about AU's offerings for free online anonymous mental health screenings for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Take Screening


Wellbeing, Personalized for You

AU students now have access to a personalized wellness platform, You@American, with self-checks and evaluations to help each student assess their challenges, set their own goals, and support their emotional wellbeing. Create the account through your AU portal and get started!


My SSP App

AU has partnered with LifeWorks to provide students with the "My SSP" app. The "My SSP" app provides solution-focused, culturally informed support for students studying in DC or abroad. This app can be used for finding community referrals or to receive on-going support. The app is free and is available on both Android and iOS platforms. 

First Time Appointments

Want to know how to get started? Read on.

Getting Started

Help with a Crisis

At any time of day, help is available.

Find Help

What’s Happening at the Center

Check out our goals, commitments, Wellness Partners, and ways to stay current on information about emotional wellness on campus.

Learn More