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Counseling Services

Counseling Access Line: 678-891-4105
Free and confidential personal counseling

Important Announcement

Due to an unexpected medical leave by Perimeter Campus counseling staff, counseling sessions on some Perimeter campuses will be temporarily unavailable this semester.

Scheduling for individual counseling will continue to be available on the Clarkston campus on Thursdays. If you are interested in scheduling a session at the Clarkston campus, please contact 678-891-4105.

Services will resume on all campuses as soon as staffing is arranged.

In the interim, if you feel that you are in need of emergency assistance, please present to the Atlanta campus Counseling and Testing Center for urgent consultation at 75 Piedmont Ave suite 200. Crisis support is also available after business hours by calling 404-413-1640 and following the prompts to speak with an on-call crisis counselor.

If interested in seeking services before Perimeter Campus services resume, please contact Shantisha Collier at 678-891-4105 to request information about community based providers that have worked well with Georgia State University students in the past.

Faculty and Staff who have concerns about a student can call the Atlanta Campus Counseling and Testing Center404-413-1640 and ask to speak with the Clinical Officer on Duty (COD). Please have the student name and contact information available.

What is Counseling?
Emotional pain, like physical pain, is a signal that something needs to change. Students know to see a doctor for an ache or cough that won’t go away, but where can students turn for support and guidance for the anxiety or feelings of depression that won’t go away? For some students, counseling can be part of the solution.

  • Counselors act as facilitators to help students better understand themselves and the world around them.
  • Counselors work with students to help them understand and explore how their feelings and thoughts influence their choices, decisions and actions.
  • Counselors help students develop more effective coping and problem-solving skills.

The Counseling Services team is committed to helping students be well, so that they can do well by providing individual counseling sessions, group counseling, couples counseling and mind-body services that are free of charge to enrolled Georgia State University students.

Who Should Seek Counseling?
Students may benefit from counseling when their usual way of handling problems is no longer working. Counseling Services will provide the opportunity for students to look at their situation in a different way and to identify, understand and develop skills to resolve their individual concerns.