The Counseling Center at Georgia Southern University is where students can go to participate in programs and receive services designed to help them handle day-to-day challenges and encourage their personal growth and development. We complement the mission of the University by providing the personal assistance that students need in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.
The Counseling Center is located on Forest Drive between Health Services and the Forest Drive Classroom building. Our normal business hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are closed on all official University holidays.
The Counseling Center is staffed by doctoral-level psychologists and master’s-level counselors who provide services on an individual and group basis at no additional cost to those enrolled as full-time, matriculated students at Georgia Southern. Our students present with a wide variety of concerns, and your counselor will help you to determine if your needs are appropriate for Counseling Center services or if another resource would better serve you.
The Top 5 Reasons That Students Visit the Counseling Center are:
Counseling sessions are scheduled by appointment. To make an appointment, you may visit the Counseling Center in person, or call us at 912-478-5541. Parking for the Counseling Center is now located by the Performing Arts Center parking lot, which is accessible via Plant Drive. There are visible signs indicating the location of the new parking lot.
The mission of the Georgia Southern Counseling Center supports that of the University in that we consider ourselves partners in the educational process providing assistance to students in coping with personal, educational and psychological wellness concerns. We believe that students are the principal agents of their own growth and offer a variety of services to them and to the university community to facilitate that development. In addition, the staff believes that inherent to the concept of a university counseling center is the goal of training and developing future generations of mental health practitioners. In this way, the Counseling Center not only supports, but is also actively engaged in the educational process. Finally, the staff values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective and a sense of community as essential conditions of university life.