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
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:
- Imminent risk of harm to oneself.
- Imminent rist of harm to another person, it is the legal duty to warn the intended victim and proper authorities including law enforcement.
- Suspicion of abuse with an elderly or disabled person.
- Mandated child abuse reporters: counselors are only required to report concerns, it is the responsibilty of the governing agency to conduct an investigation as to the suspicion of child abuse. Concerns include suspected abuse even if we do not professionally treat the child; information received that a child is being abused; and a person 14+ reports commiting abuse, even if it has stopped.
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.