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Frequently Asked Questions
Counseling Access Line: 770-278-1300 for psychological, emotional or behavioral issues only.
Appointments are recommended, but not required. Counselors are available Monday through Friday. Students may schedule an appointment by calling or visiting Counseling Services. A counselor is available on each campus. Their contact information is listed on the left.
Students who are experiencing a life-threatening crisis and need an immediate appointment should inform the front desk that they need to speak with a counselor immediately, and a session will be scheduled as quickly as possible. If the crisis occurs after hours, please refer to emergencies and after-hours.
Perimeter College provides a variety of services, including short-term counseling for individuals and couples; crisis intervention; groups and workshops; campus-wide consultation with student groups, staff, and faculty; and referrals to community agencies and health care providers.
All students who are currently enrolled at Perimeter College are eligible for services.
All counseling records are confidential in accordance with Georgia Mental Health Law and the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics
. Student records will remain at Counseling Services and can only be released with a student’s written consent. Counseling records will not become part of a student’s academic transcript.
Counseling Services are focused on short-term solution-focused therapy of up to fifteen sessions.
Students whose concerns require a term of counseling longer that what the counselor can offer at Perimeter College or who require more intensive counseling will receive help from Counseling Services staff to connect with a private therapist or community agency.
Counseling Services offers on-call after-hours emergency services. Call 404-413-1640 and follow the prompts to speak with a crisis counselor.
Students are asked to complete several confidential forms that will provide information regarding the visit and the types of concerns they want to address during the appointment. Students are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the first scheduled appointment to complete these forms.
Individual counseling sessions will be no more than 50 minutes in length and group sessions will typically last between 60-90 minutes.
Counseling staff can provide students with psychiatry referrals in the community, or students may discuss medication evaluation with a provider in the Student Health Clinic.