Students may schedule an Initial Consultation, to meet with a counselor to discuss their concerns and to develop an initial plan for addressing them. During this session a counselor will assess the student’s functioning and reasons for seeking services are evaluated.
In some cases, the intake appointment is sufficient in helping students address their concerns. If the intake counselor determines that counseling is appropriate, they will recommend the most effective method of treatment. These might include our Life Skills Workshops, self-help resources, individual, group, or couple's counseling, and/or referral to the Psychiatry Clinic of the Stamps Health. When a student’s presenting issues require on-going longer-term care or specialized treatment not provided in the Counseling Center, we utilize our Referral Service to provide a connection to an off-campus community provider coordinated by our Case Manager.
If you would like to schedule an Initial Consultation, please come by the Counseling Center between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You will need about 30 minutes to complete the initial information forms and schedule your appointment. A returning client who has not been seen in the last six months will also need to complete the information forms as well. The last time to begin initial information forms is 4:15 pm. The Center closes at 5:00 pm.
From mid-semester through the end of the semester there may be a wait for an intake appointment due to the volume of students seeking services. We recommend planning ahead by coming in to see a counselor before your situation becomes an emergency.
The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Smithgall Student Services building (Flag Building) in suite 238.
If you are experiencing a crisis that requires immediate attention you may speak with a counselor at any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8-5), students may walk-in or call 404-894-2575. After business hours, please call 404-894-2575 and select the option to speak to the after-hours counselor. You may also call the Georgia Tech police at 404-894-2500.
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.