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Vision, Mission, Values

Our vision is a university counseling center where students identify and foster personal and external resources to help guide them in academic, social and emotional success, growth and development.
To bring this vision to reality:
•We provide counseling, psychotherapy and support services to currently enrolled students.
•We provide outreach, consultation and crisis intervention to the University of West Georgia community.
•We provide clinical training and supervision for graduate level counselors in training.
We always want the University community to be able to say that we are professional, competent, respectful, consistent, ethical, confidential, accessible, accepting, responsive and knowledgeable in the way we do our work.

It's Here!


TAO is an innovative online platform of tools that allows mental health therapists to deliver effective treatment to students anywhere, anytime. The TAO treatment platform integrates HIPAA compliant video conferencing with a set of online tools including high production “edutainment” video modules that are produced by a Disney affiliate. 

Visit us at 123 Row Hall or give us a call at 678-839-6428 to get signed up!

At the UWG Counseling Center we provide free, confidential counseling and support services to all enrolled UWG students. For more information, look through our pages, visit us at 123 Row Hall or give us a call at 678-839-6428


The Counseling Center at the University of West Georgia is dedicated to promoting a safe and welcoming environment to all students. We echo the Mission Statement of the university in seeking “affirmation of the equal dignity of each person by valuing cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in students, faculty, and staff.” We view diversity as encompassing, but not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious/ spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, physical and mental ability, body type/ size, military status, and other types of diversity. We recognize issues related to diversity influence students’ personal growth such as development of identity, experiences with discrimination and oppression, and managing stereotypes. It is our goal to help students grow and flourish in an inclusive environment where diversity is embraced and celebrated. As professional counselors we take active steps to be culturally self-aware, knowledgeable, and skillful in working with students from all walks of life. We embrace this learning as an on-going, ever evolving process. We encourage students to make an appointment at our center to explore their own experiences and concerns that may arise throughout their collegiate career.


How Do I Know If I Need Counseling?

*I am feeling depressed

*I am having difficulty with anxiety

*I cannot handle my schoolwork

*I am not sleeping well or cannot wake up

*I am having problems in my relationship

*I am thinking or talking about suicide

*I am questioning who I am

*I am having problems adjusting to campus culture

*I am struggling with guilt

*I am feeling lonely or homesick

*I have been raped or assaulted

*I am angry all the time, or anger easily

*I am not coping with past traumas

*I am using drugs and alcohol in ways that concerns me and/or others

How are you feeling?

 Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources. Click here to take the screening.

Jed Campus

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The JedCampus seal is awarded to schools that exhibit comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming, based upon evaluation of the school’s survey responses in relation to The Jed Foundation’s recommended practices in mental health programming. The University of West Georgia was among the top 30 colleges in the Nation to receive this seal.