The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide array of services for enrolled students. Concerns that are addressed include, but are not limited to, the following: academic and career counseling, relationships, human sexuality, depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, conflict resolution, eating disorders, problems with alcohol and drugs. Individual counseling is provided to assist students with any difficulties they may be having in any of the areas listed above. Biofeedback training is available to help students understand and manage tension's effects on the body. Annual screenings are offered to help students recognize that they may have problems with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or alcohol dependence. Anonymous on-line screenings are also offered on our website, and students are encouraged to bring the results to the office for discussion. Support groups are held regularly for those coping with depression, eating disorders, or problems with alcohol or drug issues. The office is located in Room 204 Barnes Hall, and may be contacted at 706-864-1819.
Contacts with the office are strictly confidential within the guidelines of state and federal laws. Office staff will be glad to talk to parents/faculty/friends about concerns they have about a student and what help the office might be able to provide. However, information can be released about a student only if this office has a release signed by the student.