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Counseling services are available to all actively enrolled Gwinnett Tech students 18 years of age and older in a certificate, diploma, or degree program.

The GTC Office of Counseling Services is available for appointments Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am until 4 pm.

For emergency services, please call 9-1-1, the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, at 1-800-715-4225, or immediately obtain safe transportation to the nearest hospital emergency room.  

*For questions or concerns of an academic or financial aid nature, please make an appointment with an advisor.


The mission of the Office of Counseling Services is to provide students with services, support and the skills needed to address mental health concerns. The goals of service are to assess student needs, provide solution driven interventions and provide students with access to appropriate campus and/or community resources so that they may be successful. We also act as a resource for faculty and staff to assist in the support of students as they pursue academic and career goals. GTC’s Office of Counseling Services also provides outreach services, such as seminars and workshops, as well as consultation and crisis intervention to students, faculty and staff (on behalf of students).


Counseling is a confidential process. However, if there is a danger of imminent harm, it is necessary to disclose information for the protection of those involved. While we try to honor the student’s wishes whenever we can, we will disclose information regardless of the student’s preference if we believe that doing so is necessary to prevent harm. Limits to confidentiality include:

  • The student threatens harm to themselves or someone else
  • There is knowledge of sexual or physical abuse to a child
  • There is a court order mandating the release of records

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The GTC Office of Counseling Services is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone in our campus community. We view diversity as encompassing all identities, including ethnic/racial identity, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, socio-economic status, age, ability and viewpoint. We strive to make our offices a safe place where individuals can strengthen their self-acceptance, enhance self-esteem, and build confidence with their individual identities.

After Hours Help and Support

suicide and crisis hotline 988
Georgia crisis and Access hotline 1-800-715-4225

If you are in a mental health crisis after hours and need to speak with a counselor immediately, Georgia Crisis & Access Line is available 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Call 800.715.4225 or download the MyGCAL app to text or chat with GCAL. 

If this is an emergency that involves imminent risk of harm to self or others, please dial 911, or call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988, or go to the nearest emergency room

For more information, contact the Counseling Office at 678-226-6628

Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources & Self Care

BIPOC Resources

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
  • Asian American Health Initiative: Working to improve the health and wellness of Asian American communities.
  • Asian Mental Health Collective:  Raising awareness about the importance promoting emotional well-being and challenging the stigma concerning mental health amongst the AAPI community.
  • AAKOMA Project: Helping diverse families achieve optimal mental health.
  • Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): Helping Black people gain access to or stay connected with emotional health care and healing.
  • Black Girls Smile: Empowering young American women to take ownership of their mental health and stability.
  • Black Mental Health Alliance: Supporting the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
  • Black Mental Wellness:  Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective.
  • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF): BLHF’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
  • Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW): Provides free and low-cost services to empower black women, and their families, toward physical, mental and economic wellness.
  • Center for Native American Youth:  Believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives and have equal access to opportunity.
  • Color of Change:  The nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
  • Eustress: Raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities.
  • Inclusive Therapists:  Provides a directory to find therapists who will offer care specifically for your unique identity.
  • Latinx Therapy: Working to break the stigma of mental health related to the Latinx community.
  • Loveland Foundation:  Committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.
  • MANA: A National Latina Organization:  MANA represents the interests of Latina women, youth and families on issues that impact our communities.
  • Mental Health America: Dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting BIPOC mental health.
  • MIND Right: They provide culturally responsive mental health coaching to teens and young adults over text message.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Helps individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support and advocacy.
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health:  Focuses on improving the health and well-being of Hispanics through improving the quality of care and its availability to all.
  • National Queer and Trans People of Color Network: Offers a range of therapy options including both paid and unpaid sessions.
  • Pretty Brown Girl: Dedicated to educating and empowering girls of color.
  •  Real: Offering free group sessions to the BIPOC community.
  • South Asian Mental Health Alliance (SAMHAA): Engaging, educating and mobilizing the BC South Asian community around issues related to mental health.
  • The Steve Fund: Promote the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
  • The Trevor Project: The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, including the BIPOC community.
  • Therapy for Black Girls: Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
  • Therapy for Black Men: Committed to the mental wellness of Black men and boys.
  • Therapy for Latinx: National mental health resource for the Latinx community.
  • WeRNative: Comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Military and Veterans Resources