Community Resources and Information
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Call, text, or chat 988. For more information, visit https://988lifeline.org/
*These resources are available in our area and are in no way endorsed by Tuscaloosa County School System.*
Please call your insurance company or place of employment for more resources. Many have employee assistance programs or places they contract with to provide mental health services.
Alabama Therapy Center http://alabamatherapy.org
Medicaid provider, offers evening and weekend appointments
Ackerson & Associates https://ackersonandassociates.com/
ADHD Clinic, Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, Pediatric & Child Psychology Clinic, Forensic Psychology Clinic, Concussion Clinic, etc.
The Bridge, Inc. http://bridgeinc.org
Outpatient addiction treatment
Children’s of Alabama Behavioral Health
Partial Hospitalization Program: A more intensive therapy program that does not include in-patient, overnight stays.
1523 4th Avenue S
Children’s of Alabama: Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)
The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located in the Emergency Department at Children’s of Alabama, is a confidential psychiatric response center designed to assist patients, their loved ones and/or caregivers, and community providers in finding the appropriate level of mental health care.
Any adult with a mental health question or concern regarding a child or adolescent is encouraged to contact the PIRC at 205-638-PIRC (7472)
PIRC is open seven days a week, year-round from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Family Counseling Service http://www.counselingservice.org/
8 Possible free sessions after a referral from the school counselor and approval from the Family Counseling Service. This is dependent of a recent trauma.
Indian Rivers Mental Health http://www.irmhc.org/
Psychiatrists and therapists available as well as in-home therapy programs. Indian Rivers accepts various insurances including Medicaid, Medicare, ALL Kids, some BCBS and other commercial insurances. They also offer a sliding fee scale based on income for those who do not have insurance. Individuals as young as 5 years old can be assessed for services.
Open Path Collective https://openpathcollective.org/
Affordable online counseling
River Oaks Health https://www.riveroakshealth.org/
Psychiatry, Assessments, and Counseling Services
Terasa Davis, Psy.D, PC. https://www.terasaldavispsyd.com/index.html
Psychological and psychoeducational evaluations
Teresa Taylor, LPC
Charice Corbin, MFTA 978-435-4045
Gabrielle Williams, MFTA 205-286-2022
Individual, couple, and family services
Tuscaloosa Safe Center https://www.tuscaloosasafecenter.com/
The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center is a 24/7 sexual assault crisis center focusing on providing the best care possible to survivors of sexual assault.
1601 University Boulevard East, Suite 150
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Administrative Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday
24-Hour Hotline: 205-860-SAFE (7233)
The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic https://autism-clinic.ua.edu/
University of Alabama Psychology Clinic http://psychologyclinic.ua.edu
*Also available: Child & Adolescent Anxiety Clinic and the Disruptive Behavior Clinic
*Services offered: psychological evaluations, individual therapy & treatment, therapeutic groups, parent training & education (Services NOT provided: crisis intervention, suicidal treatment, court ordered evaluations, alcohol/drug abuse, psychiatric/medication treatment)
Phone Intake Interview: 205-348-5000
Hours: Monday & Tuesday 8:30-5; Wednesday & Thursday 8:30-7
Affordable Counseling Services $5-$30 (max) based on household income
University Medical Center https://umc.ua.edu/clinics/#psychiatry
The Betty Shirley Clinic provides patient-centered care to patients with mental health needs. This includes psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. Monday – Friday 8:30 - 4:45pm
West Alabama Hospice https://hospiceofwestal.com
Free grief counseling for all ages