Counseling Center Staff

Welcome to the Counseling Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Valdosta State University Counseling Center is to provide a broad range of mental health services to the university community aimed at maximizing the personal growth and development of its members.  These services are primarily offered to students and include a wide variety of preventive, remedial, educational, and crisis management activities. 

The Counseling Center is located organizationally within the Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.  The primary services include: individual, couples, and group counseling, 24-hour crisis intervention and management, outreach program development, consultation and referral, training, supervision, evaluation of services, and accountability research. 

The Counseling Center Mission is consistent with the mission and goals of Valdosta State University, The University System of Georgia, and with the standards of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

The Counseling Center is a SAFE ZONE for individuals of all ethnicities, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, physical appearances/sizes, and gender identities.

University Counseling Center receives national accreditation

After completing a rigorous assessment and accreditation process, Valdosta State University’s Counseling Center has received re-accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS). 

According to IACS, the VSU Counseling Center was evaluated “against the highest standards of counseling practice and was found to offer competent and reliable professional services to its clientele.” 

IACS develops standards of practice through its Board of Accreditation, the members of which are directors of counseling services throughout the United States and internationally.  

The re-accreditation process involved a review of how the Counseling Center supported the mission of the university, along with a detailed review of how the center provides its core services, including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and emergency services, outreach, consultation, research, program evaluation, and professional development and training.  

VSU’s Counseling Center, one of five counseling centers accredited by IACS within the University System of Georgia, was first accredited by the IACS in 2000.