What Happens for Students?
Deciding you need help can be intimidating - we get it. And we are so proud of you for reaching out for support.
For parents and faculty, we encourage you to let students make appointments on their own when possible. If you are meeting with the student, you may help him or her with this process by offering the use of your telephone.
During the first meeting, the student will complete a brief assessment before meeting with a counselor. This often takes about 10-15 minutes. After completing the documentation, the student will meet with a licensed mental health professional.
In meeting with the counselor, the student will have the opportunity to talk about issues that are of concern to him or her. The counselor will assess the needs of the student, and present the student with the best options to address their needs. This could include group counseling, brief individual counseling, referral to off-campus services, and connection with other supportive resources. Services at the Counseling Center are provided free of charge and all information is confidential.
If it appears that the student is in crisis and needs to be accompanied to the Counseling Center, you may consider accompanying the student yourself.
If the student arrives at the Counseling Center in crisis during business hours, the receptionist will arrange for the student to meet the on-call counselor as soon as possible. For an after-hours psychological crisis students can call 678-839-6428 and can be connected to our on-call counselor.
More extensive crisis information and resources are available at UWGCares, and information on mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance use, and suicide are available at Prevent UWG.