Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to promoting intellectual, emotional, occupational, social, cultural, moral, and professional growth and development of GGC students.
CAPS strives to assist students in identifying, understanding and resolving problems in your lives while providing a safe, inclusive and affirming care setting for all. We provide timely, culturally responsive and effective mental health services to all GGC students, as well as consultation to faculty, staff and families.
What We Do
CAPS assists students in identifying challenges and developing skills that empower you to develop broader insight and create positive change in your lives. In support of the GGC's educational mission, CAPS contributes to students' mental health and wellbeing by offering initial consultation, individual and group counseling, psycho-educational workshops, prevention programming, outreach and consultation services.
During your initial consultation meeting, you and your counselor will determine which services best fit your needs. Potential options can include a referral to individual or group counseling or referral to a community provider. CAPS services are free to currently enrolled GGC students.
24/7/365 Mental Health Support Line
BeWell@GGC supports you with flexible options and tools to help lift you mentally and emotionally. BeWell@GGC expands mental health options available to students through a partnership between the University System of Georgia and Christie Campus Health.
What should I expect when I call the 24/7/365 support line?
- You can reach the 24/7 line by calling 833.910.3366.
- You will be greeted by a phone prompt asking you to press #1 if this is an emergency or stay on the line if not.
- You may experience a short delay in speaking to a clinician. The average wait time is less than 30 seconds.
- The clinician who answers the phone can provide support in the moment for your situation or help link you to appropriate therapy and referral options from a provider in our network.
What types of things can the 24/7/365 support line help me with?
The 24/7 line offers immediate support, regardless of your location, to help you manage your concerns. Common reasons that students call include the following:
- Feelings of anxiety, depression or stress
- Relationship problems or worries
- Grief and loss
- Help with coping skills
- Support between therapy sessions or while waiting to see a therapist
The 24/7 support line is also available to connect you to no cost therapy through a telehealth or face-to-face therapy provider for up to five visits per issue per year. The clinician will ask you some questions to get a sense of your concerns and what you are looking for, whether it's immediate support, a connection to counseling or both.
On Campus Crisis Support
If you are having a mental health crisis on campus, call the 24/7/365 Mental Health Support Line at 833.910.3366.
Off Campus Crisis Support
If you are having a crisis off campus, immediately call 911 or the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1.800.715.4225.
Meet Staff: Counseling and Psychological Services
Frequently Asked Questions
What will my first appointment be like?
During your first appointment or initial assessment, you will be asked to complete documentation using a laptop in our waiting area. Then you will meet with one of our psychologists for approximately one hour. During this hour, the staff member will ask you questions about what is going on now, as well as some questions about your history. By the end of the meeting, you will have made a plan for the next steps you need to take to get the help you need.
Can my professors or parents find out that I am seeing a counselor?
No, your attendance at Counseling and Psychological Services is confidential as required by state licensing laws. There are some very limited exceptions to confidentiality, when your safety or someone else’s is at risk.
Do I have to make an appointment? Can I be seen today?
Simply stop by the CAPS office, call 678.407.5592 or email @email to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.
What’s the difference between a mental health counselor and an academic mentor / advisor?
A counselor is a trained mental health professional who helps people with emotional issues, mental health issues or stress-related concerns. GGC mentors are faculty and staff members who provide academic advising through course selection and academic program planning.
Do you see couples?
Yes, however, both individuals must be current GGC students.
Who should I contact if I need to speak with someone outside of business hours?
Call BeWell@GGC – 24/7/365 Mental Health Support Line: 833.910.3366.