The Counseling Center conducts more than 12,000 appointments each year.
Eighty percent of students seen by the Counseling Center say it has helped them improve or maintain their academic performance.
“Togetherall provides an open and creative space for students to share and gain support from their community of peers who are experiencing similar worries, doubts, fears and questions.”
Dr. Mikyta Daugherty, director of Counseling Services
by the International Association of Counseling Services (I.A.C.S.)
Appointments conducted each year.
The Counseling, Assessment, Resources and Education Center is located in Dahlberg Hall.
Increase in graduation rate among students served by the Counseling Center.
The primary mission of the Counseling Center is to support Georgia State University students in achieving their personal and educational goals by enhancing their mental and emotional health, interpersonal relationships and academic performance through accessible, professional, culturally competent and empirically supported services. The Counseling Center is committed to promoting inclusion, with services designed to provide respectful treatment to students of every background.
The staff also provides assistance to faculty, administrators and staff in assisting students in distress, enhancing the learning process and providing guest lecturers for classes.
The Counseling Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, health educators and a nutritionist in the Mind-Body Clinic. The Counseling Center staff is diverse in many ways, including age, gender, race, sexual identity, religious background and national origin.
The Counseling Center hosts a biennial Cultural Competency Conference in collaboration with other campus stakeholders. Recent keynote speakers at the conference include Nikki Giovanni (2014), Deepak Chopra (2012) and Alice Walker (2010). The conference provides two days of continuing education opportunities for ongoing cultural competency development for psychologists, social workers, counselors and healthcare professionals.
In addition to the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) accredited doctoral internship program, the Counseling Center offers an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centersmember postdoctoral fellowship and a psychiatry fellowship through the Emory University School of Medicine. The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (I.A.C.S.).
All enrolled students have access to both Georgia State Counseling Center services and the services offered by the University System of Georgia.