What is Counseling?
Counselors offer support and assistance with a variety of issues impacting on personal, career, and academic life.
What is meant by Confidential?
Most of what is said to your Counselor is confidential, however, there are limits to confidentiality, and each client is informed of these before they begin counseling. Counselors are required by law to break confidentiality if: their client threatens to harm themselves or someone else; there is knowledge of sexual or physical abuse to a child; or, there is a court order mandating that the office release records. if you have any questions about confidentiality, feel free to discuss them with your Counselor.
How do I know I need Counseling?
If the difficulties you are having in life are impacting your ability to concentrate, relate with others, maintain a healthy lifestyle, or cope in general, then seeking counseling is an option to consider. Not everyone in these situations seeks the services of a Counselor, but many people need the help of a trained professional to sort out their situation. This does not mean there is something "wrong" with you if you do see a Counselor. One of the healthiest decisions that you can make is to acknowledge that there is a problem and take the first steps to see a Counselor.
What if I feel suicidal?
What if I am concerned about a friend?
Very often people will respond to a friend's help before that of a therapist. So, make an appointment with the counselor and get some advice on what you might do. However, if your friend is in a crisis, seek help immediately by calling Demorest Campus police can be reached at any hour at 706-778-0105 or 706-778-8500 ext 1105 and Athens Campus police 706-433-1789 or 911.
Is there any fee?
There is no fee for counseling services.
How do I make an appointment?