UWA Counseling Services
UWA Counseling Services: We Want You to Be Well
We want your time at UWA to be the most rewarding and enjoyable it can be. That’s why we offer Counseling Services to our students, free of charge. Our services range from mental health to academic enrichment. Each consultation is confidential and available on your schedule.
Our available services include:
- Individual and Group Therapy
- Motivational Academic Counseling
- Enrichment Workshops & Seminars
- Mental Health Screening provided by Mental Health America.
8 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday
On Campus Students
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You can rest assured that anything disclosed during any of our counseling sessions will remain completely confidential. Only in the most extreme cases as explained below would there be a need to share information regarding a person, or persons, participating in any of our counseling services.
- The student/client signs a written release of information indicating informed consent to such release
- The student/client expresses serious intent to harm himself/herself or someone else
- There is evidence or reasonable suspicion of abuse/neglect against a minor child, elderly person (65 or older), or a dependent adult
- A subpoena or other court order is received directing the disclosure of information.
It is the policy of all our counselors to warrant either (a) privileged communication in the event of #4 or (b) the right to consult with students/clients, if at all possible, barring an emergency, before mandated disclosure in the event of #2 or #3.
Any material or information obtained from a minor may be shared with the client’s parent or guardian, at the discretion of the counselor. Therapy may involve the participation of family members and/or significant persons. However, our counselors cannot guarantee that what is expressed within a group setting will not be divulged by said participants once they have left the counseling session. The UWA counselors can only guarantee client/counselor privilege in regard to the sharing of personal information during the counseling session.
Community Counseling Services
Counseling services are available to the community through the private practice of Dr. Mary Ann Hollingsworth, a licensed professional counselor in both Alabama and Mississippi. Dr. Hollingsworth provides counseling services based on the following sliding fee scale:
Hourly fee (based on approximate annual gross income):
- $35.00 ~ $35,000.00 and Below
- $45.00 ~ $35,001.00 – $45,000.00
- $55.00 ~ $45,001.00 – $55,000.00
- $65.00 ~ $55,001.00 – $65,000.00
- $75.00 ~ $65,000.00 and above
Workshops, seminars and retreats are also available to the community. For appointments, or for additional information, contact Dr. Hollingsworth at:
Choctaw County [Alabama] Resource Guide
Marengo County [Alabama] Resource Guide
Meridian, Mississippi Resource Guide
Pickens County [Alabama] Resource Guide
Sumter County [Alabama] Resource Guide
Tuscaloosa County [Alabama] Resource Guide
Call University Police at (205) 652-5555 if immediate assistance is needed, especially if the situation is potentially life-threatening. For non-emergency crises during office hours, contact Counseling Services in Foust Hall 7 or by phone (205) 652-3651. Please let the receptionist know that the situation is urgent, and a counselor will be available to you as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: While efforts have been made to refer to only quality websites containing accurate information, inclusion does not imply that the University of West Alabama or Counseling Services at UWA endorses all the content included in these sites.
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