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University Counseling Center


The Counseling Center offers a safe, personal, and confidential counseling experience to all students at Armstrong State University. We know that college life is a transitional period marked by change, pressure and stress. Therefore, our goal is to help students understand this period, find ways of coping, and grow from their experiences.

Any Armstrong student interested in an appointment can call 912.344.2529 between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. Walk-Ins are also welcome, but must yield to those with appointments. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where are you located?     A: We are located downstairs in the 7000 building of of Compass Point in the Student Affairs Annex.

Q: What do I need to do to see a counselor?     A: Scheduled appointments are strongly encouraged, and can be made by calling 912.344.2529 or in person during business hours (8:15 am -5:00 pm).

Q: What do i do if I am having a psychological crisis?     A: A student with a psychological crisis or urgent mental health need may walk in to the center for a triage during business hours for a brief needs assessment. After hours, students can contact Armstrong's UPD at 344.3333 or the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1.800.715.4225.

Q: What are the most common issues you address?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
A: Adjusting to social life at college
Feeling disconnected from support systems at home
Difficulties communicating with professors, making friends and developing a support system at college
Difficulties in relationships with roommates and friends
Balancing multiple demands (academic, relationships, and finances)
Feeling unmotivated or depressed
Loss of a loved one
Dating violence or sexual assault
Stress management, anxiety, test anxiety
 

Crisis info:

Armstrong Police Department 912.344.3333

Georgia Crisis and Access Line 1.800.715.4225

The Georgia Crisis and Access Line is a 24/7 free service mental health and crisis service provided by the Ga. Dept. of Human Resources. They can assess crisis situations by phone and through a mobile team that can go do a face-to-face assessment as needed.

Notice of Confidentiality:

Counseling staff adhere to professional standards of confidentiality as well as federal and state laws. Informtion about services will be released when explicit consent is received. There are limts to confidentiality, legally and professionally, allowing a counselor to breach confidential information within the following circumstances:

Records: 

Counseling Center records are maintained electronically, which are separate from academic records except when information is shared into the academic file. Counseling staff follows professional guidelines in maintaining records and makes every effort to ensure files are kept in a secure manner, preventing unauthorized access.

NEWS:

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(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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