African American Student Affairs

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

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Yvonne Smith

Hi, I'm Yvonne, your African American Student Affairs (AASA) embedded counselor.

Here's how I can help:

I'm currently the Site-Based Behavioral Health Clinician at African American Student Affairs (AASA). My office is located on the third floor of the Martin Luther King Building (MLK). I offer therapy appointments or consultations in-person and on Zoom.

The role of the site-based counselor at AASA is to serve Black or African-American identified, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ students with a variety of intersections. As a counselor I will work beside you on:

  • coping skills
  • mindfulness skills
  • stress management techniques
  • interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships
  • identifying strengths, resilience, and abilities 
  • conflict resolution

Here's how you can reach me:

  • AASA Phone: 520-621-8570
  • CAPS Phone: 520-621-3334
  • or complete my online contact form below.

*This form is not monitored 24-7 and should not be used for mental health crises. If this is a mental health emergency, please contact the Pima County Crisis line at 520-622-6000, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency department. If you are a student or are concerned about a student, you can also call CAPS 24/7 at 520-621-3334. After-hours crisis callers may speak with a Crisis and Access Specialist by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated message. 

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