What is Counseling?

Counseling at Gwinnett Technical College is a mental health resource to provide free, personal, and confidential therapeutic services in a supportive environment. The purpose is to help students acquire the resources, attitudes, abilities, and insights that will enable them to successfully complete their academic program of study. Counseling can help reduce stress by providing a safe place for students to talk about their concerns, identify resources, and develop the skills needed to deal more effectively with distress.

What Services are Available?

  • Individual counseling sessions for students
  • Mental Health Crisis Assessments
  • Trainings, workshops, and class presentations
  • Outreach and psycho-education
  • Wellness and enrichment activities
  • Consultation for students, faculty and staff for referrals as needed

How Long Does Counseling Take?

The Counseling Office operates on a brief, solution-focused model so the licensed counselor will help students work toward a solution in as few sessions as possible. Many students are seen for as few as one to two sessions. Referrals will be provided for services needed beyond the scope of the Gwinnett Tech Counseling Office.

Who Is Eligible to Receive Counseling Services?

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