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University Counseling Center

Do you feel overwhelmed trying to balance the demands of school, job, relationships, family and friends?  

Free professional counseling is available to Armstrong students on campus. We are an objective and confidential place to help you find solutions to whatever difficulties you are dealing with and offer individual sessions, along with classroom and group seminars throughout the year, upon request. Our most requested topics include Stress Management, Study Skills, Test Anxiety and Time Management.

How to Make an Appointment

Setting up an appointment is easy. You can call us at 912.344.2529 or visit our office in the Student Affairs Annex on the first floor of the 7000 building in Compass Point, Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m.- 5 p.m. to make your appointment.

Our Team

Jeanne McGowan, LCSW
Director of University Counseling 

Ruth Duran-Deffley, LMSW
Lead Mental Health Counselor


        Amanda Kort, LPC                       Mental Health Counselor

       Adam Hogue, LPC, NPC          Mental Health Counselor        


Licensed psychotherapists, with a wide range of counseling and substance abuse treatment experience, are available to Armstrong State University students at no charge. The focus of the Office of Counseling Services is to provide counseling to help students deal with the stress and personal adjustment issues that college attendance can bring. They can provide diagnostic and referral services to help students assess and cope with initial or ongoing problems and provide information about other community treatment resources or support groups.

Notice of Confidentiality

All of the records maintained solely for counseling services are confidential and are kept in a secured location. Information shall be disclosed to third parties only with the written consent of the student. Exceptions to confidentiality exist when the counselor perceives the client to be acutely suicidal or homicidal, and when led to believe that a child or elderly person who is unable to fend for themselves is being neglected or abused. Students who are under 18 may also have their records accessed by their parents if they make a written request.


Read More Jeanne McGowan Joins Armstrong as Director of the Counseling Center

(Aug. 13, 2015) — Jeanne McGowan recently joined Armstrong State University as director of the Counseling Center. With more than 25 years of experience, McGowan brings a wealth of knowledge to Armstrong’s campus. 

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