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What Are Some Reasons People Seek Help?
Who Can Use Our Services?
How Do I Make An Appointment?
Who Will I See?
Other Counseling FAQ's


What Is Counseling?

Counseling is . . .

    • A growth process through which you are helped to define goals, make decisions, and solve problems related to personal, social, educational and career concerns
    • A collaborative effort where your concerns can be discussed
    • An opportunity to identify new ways of thinking and behaving, and to work on implementing them in your life
    • (simply stated) The place to go when you get “stuck” to get “unstuck
    • A chance to talk over what is on your mind with an objective person who can help you learn new skills and ways of looking at situations
    • NOT - A passive process in which the counselor “fixes” you or your issue

Counseling can help students . . .

    • Understand themselves better
    • Trying to fit in and adjust to their new surroundings
    • Choose a major or career path
    • Having problems juggling school, work and family/relationships
    • Find ways to achieve the goals they set

While our counselors will NOT tell you what to do (or advise you), they do help you explore your options.

Important To Note

The information you share with a counselor will not be disclosed to anyone else (e.g., parents, faculty/staff, future employers, other agency, etc.) without your written permission. Exceptions include instances of suspected child or elder abuse or when students may harm themselves or others.

Some of the issues brought to the Center are short-term situations that become more easily addressed after a few meetings with a counselor. At other times, the difficulties run deeper and have been painful for a longer period of time. Regardless of the duration or severity of your difficulty, counseling can provide the assistance or referral you need.


Typical Counseling Issues   ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹ click on link

Who Can Use Our Services?

Services are available to all SPSU students who are registered for classes during the current term.  Students who have graduated from SPSU during the past year may also avail themselves of the career services we offer, except any one-to-one counseling.  Services are free and confidential to currently enrolled students.

Students from other institutions living or taking classes on SPSU’s campus may attend our seminars / skillshops free of charge.

Making An Appointment

Call our office at 678.915.7391 or stop by the office to schedule an appointment.  Email a Counselor if you want more information concerning the counseling process but remember that email is not a secure, confidential medium, nor is delivery guaranteed.


After normal business hours, on weekends or holidays,

call the Campus Police at 678-915-5555.

They will contact the counselor on-call for you.


Our Full-Time Counselors

The Career and Counseling Center has three full-time, professionally trained, licensed counselors.  Click here to see a brief bio on their background.

Andre' Griggs      
Holly Brown
Jeff Hughes
Associate Director of Counseling Services

We are also a training facility and as such have Master's-level and Ed.S.-level Counseling Interns who see students.  They are supervised by one of our licensed professionals.

Counseling FAQ's    ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹ click on link