Assessment in GT CARE
Students are initially assessed through GT CARE, a separate department working closely with the Counseling Center to meet student needs.
In some cases, the CARE Assessment is sufficient in helping students address their concerns. If the assessor determines that counseling is appropriate, they will recommend the most effective method of treatment. These might include 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 on campus, CARE utilizes the Referral Service, a database which is used to provide a connection to an off-campus community provider coordinated by a CARE Assessor/Case Manager.
If you would like to initiate counseling services, please come by the CARE office on the first floor (Room 102B) of the Smithgall Student Services building (Flag Building) between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You will need about 30 minutes to complete the initial information forms. The CARE clinician will provide a brief triage and assessment. Students will also be given a written CARE Plan which is a plan of action to address the student's described needs.
If you are already an established client of the Counseling Center (which is a separate department from CARE) and have been seen at the Counseling Center within the last six months, you may call the Counseling Center at 404.894.2575 to request an appointment.
If you were seen in the Counseling Center more than six months ago, please have an updated assessment done through GT CARE.
From mid-semester through the end of the semester there may be a wait for a first appointment due to the volume of students seeking services. We recommend planning ahead by going to GT CARE for an assessment before your situation becomes an emergency.
GT CARE is located on the first floor of the Smithgall Student Services building (Flag Building) in suite 102B.
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), established Counseling Center clients may walk-in or call 404-894-2575. Students who are not actively in counseling may walk-into GT CARE or call CARE at 404-894-3498. After business hours, please call either 404-894-2575 or 404-894-3498 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.