Mission & Goals
The Mission of the Counseling Center at Augusta University is to provide comprehensive counseling services to our students and university community, including individual, couples and group counseling, as well as consultation and crisis services. We aim to provide learning opportunities for our students to better understand themselves, others, the world around them, and to engage in decisions that help to promote health and wellness. We provide these services through the highest standards of practice guided by our professional and ethical codes of conduct.
We believe that prevention is an important component of addressing the unique mental health concerns of our students. We work to provide a wide range of outreach events and activities on relevant issues that our students are facing, as well as to maintain a presence across our entire university.
Furthermore, we support the academic mission of our institution through our graduate training program, collaborating with academic departments, and by preventing and addressing mental health issues that impact student retention and success.
The Counseling Center at Augusta University strives to be a community of professionals who model and work to create a culture of vulnerability, trust, safety, open communication, fairness, respect and dignity of all persons, compassion, curiosity, and a commitment to life-long learning. We strive to be self-aware and reflective, and to engage in continual self-assessment of ourselves, our center, and the services we are providing. We also strive to be a model for social justice and fair and compassionate treatment of all individuals.
The Counseling Center at Augusta University is committed to creating a welcoming, safe, inclusive, equitable, and affirming environment. We believe diversity enriches our university community and includes individual and group differences and similarities in age, gender, sex, sexual/affectional orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion/spirituality, disability/ability, language, socioeconomic status, veteran status, body shape/size, point of view, and political affiliations.