The counseling services at the Student Development Office are designed to offer a wide variety of support and guidance to students in and outside the classroom. The program was created to help students who are struggling with a variety of concerns, including, but not limited to: study and time management difficulties, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, alcohol and other drug use/abuse, self-esteem, family issues, body-image concerns, preoccupations with food, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, violence, and sexual identity issues.
Meetings with a Student Guidance Counselor can be requested in a private and confidential setting on-campus. Pamela Montfort and Charlotte Vernier are available from Monday to Friday by appointments or drop-in visits:
Pamela Montfort: Monday to Friday - from 9h30 to 12h30
Charlotte Vernier: Monday to Friday - from 14h00 to 17h00
Pamela Montfort: Monday to Friday - from 14h00 to 17h00
Charlotte Vernier: Monday to Friday - from 9h30 to 12h30
On-campus counseling is designed to offer guidance towards finding the support needed to meet your academic and personal goals. It can include discussing resources available at AUP, talking through difficult academic matters, helping you getting organized, getting practical time management strategies, and discussing daily life issues that affect your time at AUP. The Student Guidance Counselor can also help you with scheduling an appointment for psychological support with a mental health care provider in Paris
Here are some tools to help you get organized, and some time management strategies:
AUP works in partnership with two off-campus therapists who have available time slots each week throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, and exclusively for our students.
Both off-campus counselors are psychotherapists with private practices independent from AUP, yet work in conjunction with the Student Development Office to help students struggling with a variety of concerns.
The off-campus counseling program is based on a brief therapy and assessment model during a first, 40-45 minute visit. By the end of the first or second session, a plan will be in place that may include scheduling a return visit, referral to another therapist, or, if necessary, to a psychiatrist, general practitioner, or other support services in Paris.
Consultations are by appointment only, financially covered by AUP, and strictly confidential. In accordance with French law, confidentiality will only be broken if your life or someone else’s life is in danger. You can schedule an appointment through the Student Guidance Counselors or by contacting our off-campus therapists directly. You do not need to share your reason(s) when scheduling an appointment, unless you choose to.
In the event of a referral, AUP health insurance reimburses up to 90 euros for psychiatrists and psychologists and up to 15 therapy sessions per semester.