Counseling Services

counselor meeting with student

Mission Statement:  

"The mission of Georgia College & State University 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 free and confidential mental health counseling to enrolled students for a wide range of issues, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment to college, test anxiety and a many other concerns. We provide:

  • Counseling:   Individual, couples and group counseling 
  • Psychiatric Services:  Short term medication management.
  • 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. 

Appointments:  If you would like to schedule an appointment with GCSU Counseling Services call 478 445 5331, email, stop by our office on West Campus, or you may email your counselor directly.  Counseling Services offers services in person as well as telehealth (video).

More options for Counseling and psychiatry

  • Free Counseling at Uwill –Prefer to receive free counseling from someone not connected to campus?  Students can receive free teletherapy through our partner, Uwill.   Go to Home | Uwill to choose a therapist based on your preferences including gender, language and ethnicity.  Night and weekend appointments are available.        
  • Free Psychiatry at FasPsych- Students have access to an online prescribing clinic to evaluate and manage mental health medications. Students can contact GCSU Counseling Services to get a referral and start the process.   Call 478 445 5331, email, stop by our office on West Campus, or email your counselor directly.  

GCSU Mental Health 24/7 Emotional Support Line 833 855 0085 - Students can speak to a counselor 24/7 for in the moment support for large or small concerns.   

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of any GCSU 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, GCSU Public Safety at 478-445-4400 or the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 988.

To learn more about other campus and community resources to support mental health, visit Where Else Can I Get Support? or view the Georgia College Look Book (Georgia College Mental Health Initiative Mental Health Resource Handbook).