Consultation involves collaborations with faculty, staff, students, parents and family members seeking advice and information on issues of concern. Most commonly, consultation allows community members the opportunity to get advice on how best to help or guide Georgia Tech students who may be experiencing distress. Consultation with a Counseling Center staff member may involve an in-person meeting or via telephone. You can reach the Counselor-On-Call at any time (24/7) by calling 404.894.2575. For non-urgent matters, it is best to call during our regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm).
Issues commonly addressed in consultation include:
- Understanding how students can access counseling services
- Identifying resources for students’ mental health, academic, or career concerns
- Preparation to speak with a student in distress
For more information regarding assisting distressed students, see our faculty and staff guide Tips for Helping a Distressed Student.
Often those seeking consultation will also be referred to the Office of the Vice President and Dean of Students to share concerns and access additional student support resources.
Faculty/staff and parents may contact the Counseling Center to consult with a therapist about options for responding in the hours or days that follow an emergency. Depending on the nature of the incident, individuals who are directly affected may be referred to individual counseling or the referral services at the Counseling Center.
All students currently registered in a degree-seeking program are eligible for services at the Counseling Center. A student must be registered in the current semester to utilize our services. If a student is on co-op or internship and not registered for classes, then they would not be eligible during that semester. In this instance we would be happy to provide appropriate referrals for services. See our Referral Services page for more information.