ASU Counseling Services

Counseling support for Sun Devils is available 24/7.

We’re here for you every day.

ASU Counseling Services is fully committed to the emotional health and wellness of ASU students at this unprecedented time. We will provide same day access to a clinician, 7 days a week. See details below on how to contact us.

Important information

ASU’s Community of Care plan provides guidance regarding the many preventative measures that the university has implemented to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and create a safe and welcoming environment in which all students can live and learn. Prevention is key to protecting yourself, your peers and those who are most vulnerable in our community. It is important to remember that we need everyone to take personal responsibility for their actions and behavior. We remind all members of the ASU community to continue to adhere to public health protocols and comply with our Community of Care guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

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Monitor our own health using Health Check through the ASU App, wash hands regularly and stay home if we have any symptoms of illness.
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Face coverings are required in all ASU buildings and outdoor spaces (except when eating). Please maintain physical distancing of six feet or more with people outside of our homes.
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Adhere to the no-visitor policy in residence halls – including students who live in other residence halls. Students who violate this no visitor policy will be subject to suspension and evicted from university housing.
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Avoid large group activities and social gatherings on or off campus. Students who host or attend activities or gatherings that do not adhere to public health protocols will be subject to suspension.
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Ensure that we get tested regularly for COVID-19 because we know that there is always a risk for exposure.


We’re available 7 days a week

Tele-mental health:

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Telehealth consults
  • Saturday, Sunday - 12pm to 4pm - Telehealth consults
  • Outside of office hours or on University Holidays, call ASU’s Dedicated Mental Health Line through EMPACT to speak immediately to a counselor 480-921-1006.

Appointments available by telephone or HIPAA-compliant tele-mental health consult sessions. If you are outside of Arizona, please give us a phone call at 480-965-6146.

In person:

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We recognize that some issues can only be served in person. While we are prioritizing care through tele-mental health, we remain available to see students who should be seen in person. If you are at risk of harming yourself or someone else, if you have experienced a trauma, or an unexpected loss, please give us a call at 480-965-6146, or walk into any one of our four locations.

All first consultations can now be scheduled through the ASU Health Portal

Students have told us that they prefer to have an online way to schedule their initial consult; we’ve heard you. We open same day consultations, every day of the week on the My Health Portal. If you do not want to schedule online, you may call 480-965-6146 for an appointment.

We are coming to you, where you connect with your peers

We have increased our capacity to work with student organizations and clubs to create connection and support for student communities to talk about emotional well-being and mental health. If you are a member of a student club or organization and want to connect with ASU Counseling Services, please email Caroline Monica.

Parents, faculty and staff consultation with an ASU Counseling staff member

We understand that parents, faculty, and staff may want to speak with a counselor to think through how to best support a student. Give us a call at 480-965-6146, we have counselors available for consultation.

Our focus is on access. We will help you connect with ongoing next steps if that is what you need or want.

As always, our individual therapy services are time-limited and we will support students in finding the ongoing services they need on or off campus depending on needs and resources. We will always focus on making sure you can access a counselor to consult and problem solve any issue. We are expanding our connection to student communities to ensure we can make the largest impact on the most people. We have a number of on-campus and tele-mental health supports for students impacted by COVID-19, by trauma and by grief. When you talk to us, we will help students think through ongoing mental needs, and ensure we stay connected with students while we enact the plan for care.

ASU Counseling Services are for any Sun Devil, regardless of your race, gender, sexual orientation, age, student status, religion, ability, size, financial situation, the issue you're dealing with or whether you've had counseling before. Something as simple as talking to someone can help you feel better, improve your grades and manage stress.

Social, emotional and spiritual health support circles

ASU Counseling Services and the Council of Religious Advisors (CORA) wants to support every aspect of your wellness. Support circles are virtual, drop-in, group support, at no cost to you. If you have an idea for a support circle you would find useful, let us know.  We are building new offerings as needs present.

These, 60-minute support circles are designed to assist with coping, by providing discussion and skills for those in attendance. Support circles do not provide mental health treatment. Identified spiritual communities hosting support circles will be listed. No belief requirements necessary, foci of these circles are on increasing your hope, getting support and finding restoration through spiritual wellness.

If you would like to speak with an ASU mental health provider, call us at (480) 965-6146 or schedule a tele-counseling appointment through My Health Portal. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 911 or EMPACT at (480) 921-1006 for emergency mental health services.

Spring 2021 weekly session schedule



3 p.m.
Starting September 14,  Women of Color Support Circle with Dr. Amina Simmons, PhD, Counseling Services.  Supportive, drop-in connection for women of color.
3 p.m.
Resilient Hope with Misty Falkner, Assistant Director of Campus Christian Center. Sessions focus on a practical look at hope in our lives- mentally, physically and spiritually. No faith affiliation necessary.



12:30 p.m.
Unburdened, with Hannah Parmelee, and Claire Allensworth Oasis at ASU at Tempe Church of Christ. Every day, we receive seemingly endless amounts of information. It can be a challenge to find a safe space to share OUR thoughts, emotions, and needs without critique from others or the temptation to "fix" one another. Unburdened is a place for you to speak up and process aloud.
3 p.m.
Mandarin Speaking Support Circle, with Joyce Chen, LAC, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection for students who want to connect with other students in Mandarin.



4 p.m.
International Students Spiritual Support Circle, with Ben Joseph, Friends of Internationals and Charles Boyle, International Students Club. Supportive, drop-in, spiritual-focused connection for international students. No faith affiliation necessary.



11 a.m.
Spiritual Support Circle, with CORA Members. Supportive, drop-in, spiritually focused sessions with leaders from different faiths groups each week. No faith affiliation necessary.
2 p.m.
Native Health Virtual Talking Circle, Hosted by Claudia Dagnino with AISSS. The session delivers a spiritual presentation and a traditional smudging ceremony. In addition, participants have an opportunity to share how things are going. The Talking Circle is led by a culturally qualified Native Health staff. Please register here
3 p.m.
Trauma Informed Mindfulness, with Sanghoon Yoo, The Faithful City. Help increase your stability and resilience in body, mind and spirit, utilizing various mindfulness exercises. No faith affiliation necessary.
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Life Hacks for Managing Stress, with Samantha Kingma, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop in connection for students looking to improve their ability to manage stress.
3:30 p.m.
International Students Support Circle, with Misa Yanagisawa, LCSW, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection for international students.



1 p.m.
First Year @ ASU, with Dr. Kimberly Caouette, PhD, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection support for international students.

2 p.m.
General Support Circle, with Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection for any ASU student.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Black/African Student Support Circle ,with LaToya Grigler, LPC, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection for students who identify as Black/African.



Peer-led discussion and support

Devils 4 Devils Community Circles

Devils 4 Devils Community Circles

The Devils 4 Devils Community Circle is a peer-led, peer-based, online platform for students to support and connect with each other while taking online classes and practicing social distancing.  Through Zoom, students will meet to describe their experiences with digital learning and remote relationships, learn how other students are responding to these changes and receive understanding, helpful information and suggestions. 

Devils 4 Devils Community Circle Zoom sessions will be hosted by a Devils 4 Devils student facilitator.  All students who participate in a community circle will be provided with information on how to access ASU Counseling Services for therapeutic needs.

Devils 4 Devils Community Circles sessions for ASU students

Devils 4 Devils Community Circles sessions for ASU students

Weekly Devils 4 Devils Community Circles sessions will occur Monday – Friday, effective March 30.  Visit the Devils 4 Devils Community Circle sessions webpage to view the weekly schedule and register to participate in Community Circles sessions. 


In an emergency

If you or someone you know is in immediate suicide crisis or emergency, call 911.



  • ASU Non-Emergencies: 480-965-3456
  • If a crisis occurs outside of business hours call EMPACT’s 24-hour ASU-dedicated crisis hotline: 480-921-1006
  • Maricopa County crisis line:  602-222-9494



  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. Find out more about how it works at
  • Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth through the Trevor Project:
    • The Trevor Lifeline is a 24/7 suicide hotline: 866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
    • TrevorChat: Online instant messaging available 7 days a week, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET (12 p.m. -- 7 pm PT)
    • TrevorText: Confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (available 7 days a week, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. PT)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse): 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)  
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • Loveisrespect (National Dating Abuse Helpline): Call 1-866-331-9474 (TTY: 1-866-331-8453). Text LOVEIS to 22522 - you'll receive a response from a peer advocate prompting you for your question. Go ahead and text your comment or question and we will reply.