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
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