The mission of the Counseling Center is consistent with the mission and goals of Valdosta State University by providing a broad range of personal, educational and wellness services to the university community aimed at maximizing the personal growth and development of its members.  In addition, the Counseling Center collaborates with the Graduate School to facilitate a clinical practicum site committed to the training and development of future health and wellness practitioners.  Lastly, the Counseling Center staff strives to develop an environment that is grounded in the spirit of inclusiveness, diversity and respect. 

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