Counseling Services

The Counseling and Accessibility Services Office is a resource that offers several services to support students currently enrolled at Gordon State College. Counseling and Accessibility Services is located in the Student Center on the main campus in Barnesville. All services provided by Counseling and Accessibility Services are available to students free of charge. Any student attending any GSC campus may contact Counseling and Accessibility Services to make an appointment. The same services are provided to students attending some satellite campuses on an as needed basis. Counselors are regularly scheduled to see students attending the Henry County campus in McDonough, on a bi-weekly basis. All students should contact the main Counseling and Accessibility Services phone number 678-359-5585 to schedule an appointment at any campus.

Services provided include personal counseling, academic counseling, case management and support for students with behavioral health concerns, and assistance for students with disabilities who qualify for academic accommodations.

Students requiring long-term or specialized services are referred to off-campus resource sites to meet their needs. A list of off-campus community referral sources located in Barnesville and surrounding counties is posted on the Counseling Center website. (Community Resource List) Gordon State College does not endorse any resource listed on the Community Resource List. The list is provided as a service to Gordon State College students to help locate additional resources in the community.

Location: Student Center, Second Floor, Room 212
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
Cost: Free of charge to currently enrolled Gordon State College Students
How to schedule an appointment: Call our office at 678-359-5585


Dear Highlanders,

The Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services wants to share with you additional information on a program which was introduced to the campus community in December 2020. The University System of Georgia has launched a program for all campuses that helps to expand mental health resources. With so many changes in the world and factors that compromise your health and wellness, we wanted to make sure that you had the support you needed, any time, any place. As an extension of the college’s Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services, whether you are on campus, studying from home, or studying abroad, Highlander Help is here for you!

Highlander Help gives you 24/7 access to counselors and mental health resources to help you cope with concerns that very from minor and manageable to severe. 

With Highlander Help, here’s what you get:

  • A mental health support line for in-the-moment support and linkages to next steps, regardless of time of day or your location. Call anytime, anyplace, at 833-855-0079.
  • No cost Telehealth and in-person treatment sessions provided by a diverse network of licensed mental health clinicians. To learn about your options, contact the Counseling Center at 678-359-5585.  
  • Virtual Psychiatric Clinics to offer assessment and medication management. To learn about your options, contact the Counseling Center at 678-359-5585.  
  • Personal Student Navigators to assist with referral coordination and support.
  • A Self-directed iCBT program designed exclusively for students. To get access to this program, contact the Counseling Center at 678-359-5585.
  • The Wellness Hub” which includes an App and an online wellness magazine with educational content, self-help tools and resource links. To access the Wellness Hub and download the app, go to:


Your wellbeing is the college’s top concern. Our goal is to make sure you are happy and healthy as you are studying and preparing for the rest of your lives. If you or a friend are experiencing any mental health concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Counseling Center or use any of the Highlander Help services listed above.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Alicia Dorton, Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services, at