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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides free individual counseling services to currently enrolled GRU students using a brief counseling model for short term counseling. Brief counseling is often effective for common issues and using this model allows us to serve a greater number of clients with our available resources. Most clients attend about 4 to 5 sessions.

The Center reserves the right to limit sessions to 12 individual 50 minute sessions per 12 month period for clients who will not be better served by an off-campus referral for more long-term, intensive counseling or specialized psychiatric care. Clients identified as needing a referral will be assisted with locating an appropriate off-campus mental health provider.

A current Student ID must be presented at appointments to verify student enrollment. Fees are required for the Alumni Career Counseling Program.

Individual Counseling

We can assist you with personal, academic and career counseling on an individual basis in a confidential manner. Services are free and available to currently enrolled students. Come by to set up an appointment and to see our available resources.


The main Counseling Center office is located on the Summerville campus in Central Utilities Building Annex, 2nd floor. If you have a physical condition which prevents you from using the door or using the stairs to reach the office, please call 706-737-1471.

The Counseling Center's satellite office on the Health Sciences campus is located in the Student Health Center in Pavilion II. The physical address is 1465 Laney Walker Boulevard.

Call 706-737-1471 to schedule an appointment at either office location.

Office Hours

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm . If you need an evening appointment, please call the office to make special arrangements.


Walk-In Consultations are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 AM -12:30 PM (when classes are in session). Walk-in services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, with emergencies taking precedence. Walk-in sessions generally consist of brief, 10 or 15 minute consultations designed to assess needs and provide a referral to a counselor or to other appropriate services. Full resolution of issues may require a follow-up appointment.


GRU Care Reports

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Self Evaluator

The Self Evaluator was developed for ULifeline by Duke University School of Medicine and screens for thirteen of the most common mental health conditions that college students face. This screening does not provide a diagnosis, but identifies problems that could be impacting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The screening process also provides information on these conditions and how to reach out for help. Click on Self Evaluation above.
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If you have an after hours emergency, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 or dial 911 or obtain safe transportation to the nearest hospital emergency room.



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