Meet Our Counselors
Please contact us with any questions.
Information on academic issues like ADHD, adjusting to college life, addiction, depression, anxiety, and more:
24/7 crisis hotline. Provides direct emotional and financial support for trans people in crisis:
National Parent Helpline
1 p.m. – 10 a.m. EST Provides emotional support and advocacy for parents:
Crisis Text Line
24/7 suicide and crisis text line.
Text ‘HOME' to 741741
Suicide & Crisis Access Line
Call 988 or download the GCAL app to chat or text
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College can be an exciting time, and sometimes, a difficult time. Counseling Services is here to help when life gets overwhelming. Piedmont University offers free counseling services to students who may need help with:
- Suicidal thoughts or self-harm
- Anxiety and panic
- Relationship problems
- Identity issues
- Grief and loss
- Adjusting to college life
- And much more
Individual counseling is provided in a safe, confidential atmosphere, and is designed to be short-term. If you require longer-term counseling, you may be referred to community resources.
To Access Services
Students can request appointments, and begin paperwork, through Starfish.
Walk-in appointments (crisis): Monday – Thursday, 2-4pm
Demorest: Student Success Center (Lane Hall)
Athens: 1st Floor
Demorest: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Athens: Email email@example.com for an appointment.
Virtual Care Online Counseling
Piedmont University students also have free, unlimited access to telehealth services through Virtual Care. All enrolled, full-time undergraduate students are eligible. Some benefits of this service include accessing a crisis counselor immediately, making appointments online 24/7, and receiving regular individual sessions with a licensed mental health professional, including evening and weekend appointments.
Getting started with Virtual Care is easy – activate an account here: https://portal.thevirtualcaregroup.com/tvcg/register
Students will need to enter Last Name, Date of Birth and Zip Code 30535 to register, or call Customer Support at 866-533-1827.
In an emergency, students can contact the Demorest Campus Police at 706-939-1349 or 706-939-1350 or the Athens Campus Police at 706-433-1789.
Contact/Make an Appointment
Request An Appointment in Starfish with a member of the Counseling Services staff.