Counseling Services

counselor meeting with student

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

In addition to Georgia College's Counseling Services department, a new mental health support program, called GC Mental Health is now available. The University System of Georgia has launched this program for all campuses to expand campus mental health resources. Contact GC Mental Health at 833-855-0085 and check out the different services offered on the GC Mental Health main webpage.

Counseling Services staff are offering services in person. Telemental health sessions (sessions by telephone and video conferencing) are offered upon request. If you would like to schedule an appointment call 478 445 5331, email us at evelyn.palm@gcsu.edu, stop by our office on West Campus, or if you already have a relationship with a counselor, email your counselor directly.

Students are also encouraged to access self-help resources through our free online library of engaging, interactive programs for support with anxiety, depression, insomnia, communication and more. Sign up or sign in to TAO with your Bobcats email

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of any GC student for any reason, you can contact the CARE Team.  Anyone at risk for acting on thoughts of harming themselves or others, should seek help immediately by calling 911, the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1 800 715-4225 (for assistance with mental health or substance abuse issues) or the National Suicide Hotline 1 800 273-TALK (8255). 

Mission Statement:  

"The mission of Georgia College Counseling Services is to enhance student success and promote a safe and healthy academic environment by attending to the psychological, emotional, and developmental wellbeing of students. We encourage personal responsibility, respect human dignity, and value the differences among people."

Counseling Services is a supportive and accepting environment for students of all belief systems and identities.    


Counseling Services provides voluntary, confidential and free professional counseling to enrolled students for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Personal Issues: A whole array of individual concerns, such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment to college and health problems.
  • Academic Skills: Time management, study skills, test-taking, test anxiety

We also provide:

  • Psychiatric Services:  Short term medication management.
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Education: Learning more about alcohol and other drugs, screening and referral for treatment if needed
  • Referral:  Assistance in locating additional sources of help, both on and off campus, including times when issues are beyond our scope of practice
  • Consultation: We consult with students, faculty, staff and concerned family members about problems students might be having. While we cannot discuss any specific client's information, we are happy to suggest ways of addressing certain kinds of behavior or help facilitate a referral to our office or to some other service. 

Counseling Services is pleased to offer:

Kognito

Kognito is a simulation platform that helps you develop communication skills to effectively manage challenging conversations concerning mental health issues, conversations that change lives. Learn more about this training and how to take it on our Kognito Page.


Counseling Services is pleased to offer:

TAO Therapy Assistance Online

TAO is a self-help resource for students, faculty and staff available anytime, anywhere.  Try TAO's online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments in life. Sign up here with your Bobcats email.