The mission of the Georgia Tech Counseling Center is to enhance the academic and personal experience and success of all students by providing a variety of counseling and psychological services to students and the greater campus community. The Counseling Center accomplishes its mission by offering services that facilitate students’ personal development, assist in the alleviation, remediation, and prevention of distress, as well as services that educate students in ways that develop self-awareness, self-reliance, and self-confidence. These services are offered with respect for others, appreciation of individual differences, and compassion.
To accomplish this mission, the Counseling Center provides services and programs that:
- Enhance students’ self-awareness, interpersonal skills and personal development through individual, couples and group counseling, psychotherapy and educational workshops;
- Increase students’ self-knowledge and sensitivity to others through groups and workshops designed to foster an appreciation for differences;
- Enhance student academic skills and learning strategies through academic counseling and learning skills workshops;
- Support students’ career exploration; decision-making and professional growth by providing career counseling, assessment and workshops;
- Emphasize programming needs assessment and support to underserved populations in the Georgia Tech campus community;
- Provide crisis response and consultation to students, parents, faculty, student organizations and administrators within the Georgia Tech community;
- Facilitate therapists’ psychotherapeutic interventions through psychological testing and assessment;
- Advocate and support mental health in the Georgia Tech community through consultation, presentations and psychological workshops;
- Support the continued education and wellness of the Counseling Center staff through ongoing personal and professional development.
The Counseling Center is also a training site for graduate practicum students and doctoral interns. The practicum training program offers supervised training experiences in providing direct psychological services to students and the campus community. The doctoral training program offers an internship in psychology to doctoral students wishing to gain experience in a counseling center setting. The Counseling Center is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and abides by its guidelines and principles of accreditation. The Counseling Center is also a member of the following professional organizations: Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services (ACCCCS), and the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH).