Many people need emotional and mental help during these tough economic times. Until now, that assistance has been too expensive for some.
For the price of a sandwich, anyone can help themselves, as well as some UAB graduate students.
UAB's Community Counseling Center and Clinic opened its doors last week.
Anyone, even if they don't have insurance, can see a student counselor for a small fee. It's a way for graduate students who have finished their course work to complete their internship on campus.
There are seven therapy rooms to provide different types of assistance for all ages.
"They get professional treatment, but from beginning professionals under supervision of facility. And yes, it's a lot cheaper because you can't really find counseling for five dollars a session elsewhere," said Dr. Solange Ribeiro of the UAB Community Counseling Center.
If you are interested in the services, call 996-2414 to make an appointment.
The cost of one session is only five dollars.
Referrals and insurance are not necessary.