The Counseling Center provides confidential counseling for issues that affect Dual Enrolled and Honors College students academically, socially, or emotionally.

We also provide crisis counseling, group counseling, and outside referrals to students who may be experiencing psychological, social or behavioral difficulties. The Counseling Center’s approach incorporates a developmental perspective with a Humanistic orientation, and supports the cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional needs of all of our students.

Our goal is to assist students in reaching their full potential by fostering the healthy development of the mind, body, and spirit of every student. In line with our counseling model, we realize that college is a time to grow, become more self-confident, and prepare for challenges that life can bring.

Common reasons gifted students seek counseling include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Adjustment to Change in Environment
  • Loss and grief
  • Self-esteem (Body Image, Perfectionism, Confidence, etc.)
  • Sexual Assault or Harassment
  • Bullying
  • Disordered Eating
  • Depression
  • Personal Identity (Small Fish in a Big Pond Experience, Gender, Sexuality, etc.)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment 

The UWG Counseling Center has many counselors to meet the emotional and developmental needs of students. They provide high-quality services to all students, including Honors College and Dual Enrolled students.

Commonly Asked Questions


We do not report disciplinary issues to any University Staff, including the Police. Our role is to be supportive and facilitate growth, not get students in trouble. 

Exceptions do exist

Sessions are confidential, but all counselors are mandated reporters. Exceptions include imminent danger to self or others as well as reports of child/elderly abuse. 

Give us a call

For an after-hours psychological crisis please call 678-839-6428 and you can be connected to our on-call counselor.


All counseling is free of charge, and students can be seen as often as necessary, as long as they are fully enrolled.

For Students Under the Age of 18

Parental Consent Form (PDF)

Questions or Concerns? Contact Us!

Room: 123 Row Hall
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (678) 839-6428 
Fax: (678) 839-6429

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis after hours, please call the Counseling Center at 678-839-6428 and select option 2 to be connected to the on-call counselor.