FAQs

Who can use the center?
Counseling services are available only to students. Consultation and Referral services are available to students, faculty, and staff. All services are provided free of charge.

When is the center open?
Our hours are 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Friday.

Do I need an appointment to see a counselor?
Counseling sessions are scheduled by appointment. You can call 333-5940 or come by the Center to set up a time to meet with a counselor.

What If I Need To Speak With A Counselor NOW?
Counselors are available to assist with mental health crises. If your concern is an emergency and you feel you need to be seen immediately, please contact the Counseling Center so we may set up a crisis screening. An appointment will be scheduled based on that screening. Should you be experiencing a mental health crisis after business hours, contact your Resident Assistant, Residence Hall Director, or the University Police crisis line at (229) 259-5555 for assistance. If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911. 

What kinds of issues are appropriate for counseling?
Students utilize counseling services for a number of issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, relationship concerns, academic concerns, grief, etc. The Counseling Center is dedicated to helping with any situation a student perceives as a concern. 

Is there a fee or charge?
All counseling services are provided free of charge. The services provided by our Psychiatrist and Nurse Practitioner do come at a nominal fee. Those charges can be billed to your insurance or, if no insurance is available, can be self-pay.

What about confidentiality?
All written and verbal information you give is confidential within the Center. Information will not be released outside the Center without your written consent except when required by law. Your Counseling Center records are NOT part of your academic or administrative records. Further, the identity of those who use the Counseling Center is also regarded as confidential. Find more information about confidentiality here.