Sometimes a student might be experiencing an urgent need requiring more immediate attention than a regularly scheduled appointment. Students can call the Counseling Center for a same-day Solution Session. This same-day appointment is a brief, solution-focused meeting to assist with reducing distress and creating a plan for moving forward.
Same-day Solution Sessions are available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. They are approximately 30 minutes long. To schedule, call the Counseling Center at 912-478-5541 (Statesboro) or 912-344-2529 (Armstrong) to ask to be scheduled for a Solution Session.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline also provides 24/7, confidential support to anyone in a mental health-related distress. Dial “988” from anywhere in the United States to be connected to crisis intervention.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis/emergency and need to immediately interact with a counselor, call the Counseling Center. During business hours, the front desk will direct the call to the crisis counselor. After business hours, the voicemail provides a prompt to be routed to the on-call crisis counselor.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Solution Session?
Sometimes you need support in between counseling sessions or sometimes you just need to briefly talk to a counselor. Solution Sessions are brief, 30-minute sessions to focus on reducing distress and creating a plan to address concerns.
Will I see my regular counselor for Solution Sessions?
The Counseling Center staff have designated times when they are available for Solution Session; it is not always possible that you will see your regular counselor.
Can I schedule a Solution Session even if I’m not a client?
Absolutely! Solution Sessions are available to all Georgia Southern students. When you call the Counseling Center to schedule your Solution Session, you will be given instructions on the paperwork and forms that must be completed before you meet with a clinician.
Do I need to come to the Counseling Center?
Solution Sessions can be scheduled for in-person or over Zoom Telehealth. When calling to schedule a Solution Session, please let the front desk staff know your preference.
Last updated: 8/9/2022