Oglethorpe University Counseling Center will open for Counseling Services on August 31. We are available for consultation immediately.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss counseling needs as soon as possible, especially if you are a freshman who has been receiving services in high school.
Voicemail and Text available for scheduling and inquiries after August 3 at 470-231-5836.
The Counseling Center will work remotely (via Zoom) for the foreseeable future. The pandemic requires physical distancing and wearing masks that are not conducive to face-to-face counseling.
Supporting Student Growth and Life Satisfaction
All students currently enrolled at Oglethorpe University may use Counseling Center services at no cost. For those under 18, a signature from a parent/guardian is needed when consenting to counseling.
The most common concerns that students bring to counseling are:
- Relationship issues
- Personal growth
- Identity exploration
- Body image issues
- Low self-confidence
- Eating disorders
- Depression and anxiety
- Controlling the use of alcohol and other drugs
- Adjustment to college
- Academic difficulties and career indecision
- Assault/ rape or other trauma
Counseling is a collaborative process that involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship. In these relationships, counselors are facilitators who help their students understand themselves and their environments more accurately. Students are encouraged to understand their feelings and behaviors, relationships with others and life circumstances. Discussion of issues enables growth in making healthier choices and taking responsible action with themselves, relationships, family and academics. Psychotherapy can feel difficult because you are coming to discuss unpleasant aspects of your life. You may feel exhausted, sad, angry and frustrated. You can be confident that all of these feelings will dissipate as you work through your issues.