We also provide crisis counseling, group counseling, and outside referrals to students who may be experiencing psychological, social or behavioral difficulties. The Counseling Center’s approach incorporates a developmental perspective with a Humanistic orientation, and supports the cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional needs of all of our students.
Our goal is to assist students in reaching their full potential by fostering the healthy development of the mind, body, and spirit of every student. In line with our counseling model, we realize that college is a time to grow, become more self-confident, and prepare for challenges that life can bring.
Common reasons gifted students seek counseling include, but are not limited to:
- Relationship Issues
- Stress and Anxiety
- Adjustment to Change in Environment
- Loss and grief
- Self-esteem (Body Image, Perfectionism, Confidence, etc.)
- Sexual Assault or Harassment
- Disordered Eating
- Personal Identity (Small Fish in a Big Pond Experience, Gender, Sexuality, etc.)
- Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
The Advanced Academy, MOWR Program, and Honors College have a dedicated counselor
to meet the emotional and developmental needs of the students. Jeff Davis is a Licensed
Professional Counselor who graduated with his MA in Psychology from UWG in 2008. He
has been working as a professional counselor in the state of Georgia since that time,
gaining experience working with teenagers and adults using a variety of therapeutic
The Counseling Center also houses 12 other counselors to provide high-quality services to the students of the Advanced Academy, MOWR Program, and Honors College.
Commonly Asked Questions