Counseling Services

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Counseling services are available to all actively enrolled North Georgia Technical College students 18 years of age and older in a certificate, diploma, or degree program.

The NGTC Office of Counseling Services is available for appointments Monday – Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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.  

NGTC also partners with ESPYR to provide students with a comprehensive Student Assistance Program (SAP) to help with a variety of personal matters. The SAP is a free and confidential resources, available 24/7 and can be utilized for non-emergent issues that may arise outside of counseling office hours. Professional counseling services offered by ESPYR are not provided by a NGTC counselor. 

Mission

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. NGTC’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).

Office of Counseling Services

1500 Hwy 197 N
Clarkesville, GA 30523

(706) 754-7893

After Hours Help and Support

In the event of an emergency, please call:

Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225, or 9-1-1, or immediately obtain safe transportation to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Confidentiality

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 NGTC 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

In the event of an emergency in which you are unable to reach the Office of Counseling Services, you can call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225, or 9-1-1, or immediately obtain safe transportation to the nearest hospital emergency room.

For more information, contact the Counseling Office at 706-754-7893

ESPYR Student Assistance Program Offerings

  • Free confidential services are available 24/7/365 in-person, telephonic, and virtual professional counseling
  • Up to four SAP sessions for assessment, short-term counseling, and referral
  • Free consultation and referrals for financial, legal, childcare, and other personal matters
  • Online self-help resources and programs, including legal support, stress management, financial resources, academic challenges, emotional issues, pet care options, relocation services, family concerns, and substance abuse

How to Access the Student Assistance Program

Call: 866-734-5890 or 711 (for GA Relay Service for the deaf)

Text: 94097

Online: https://care.espyr.com (NGTC password: wolves)

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