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Counseling Services

The services that are provided are short-term and are free to GSW Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Personal Counseling
  • Social Counseling
  • Academic and Educational Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Educational Workshops and Presentation
  • Group Therapy
  • Grief and Loss Support

Some issues that are addressed include alcohol-related problems, date rape, domestic violence and sexual abuse/violence.

If Counseling Services is unable to provide the necessary services for a client, alternative recommendations are discussed and appropriate referrals are made.

Is it for Me?

How Do I Know If I Should Seek Counseling?

If you or someone you know has been:

  • Dealing with alcohol and drug abuse
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Performing poorly at work and/or in class
  • Suffering from low self-esteem
  • Experiencing relationship conflict with relatives, friends, or significant others
  • Experiencing a crisis or stressful event (death in family, divorce, or breakup of a relationship)
  • Experiencing suicidal thoughts

Some common signs indicating that a student is in need of help:

  • Lack of energy, listlessness, continually sleeping in class
  • Behavior that regularly interferes with effective management of your class
  • Frequent absence with little or no work completed
  • Marked changes in personal hygiene
  • Dramatic drop in academic performance
  • Always asking for special consideration/make-up excuses
  • Overly suicidal thoughts, sometimes expressed in writing
  • Inability to make decision despite your repeated attempts and encouragement
  • Dramatic weight loss or weight gain
  • Always making appointments to see you during office hours
  • High level of aggression, even violent behavior


The center operates on an open door policy. however, appointments are accepted.  Please indicate if the situation is an emergency.  If you are not sure about the appropriateness of a referral, call the center at 229-931-2708 for a consultation.


Counseling Services staff adhere to standards of confidentiality as set forth by the American Counseling Association.

Generally, information about a student is not released without written permission from the student. Exceptions include instances of suspected child abuse or when students are in danger of harming themselves or others.

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