Students may encounter challenging life experiences that interfere with the pursuit of their academic goals and/or personal growth. Counselors are available to assist students with short-term individual counseling, organize support groups, make community referrals, plan educational workshops and provide self-help resources. Assistance is offered for a wide range of concerns, and services are free. Confidentiality is guaranteed within legal and ethical guidelines.
Pawsitive Support Group
Do you miss your family pet back home? Are you looking for a canine connection? Needing a furry friend? Join counselor Jodi Watts and therapy dog Bella May - a nationally registered therapy team - for some Animal Assisted Therapy.
Tea and Talk
Tea and Talk is a discussion support group for international students. Join to learn about university resources or cultural adjustment, make friends or practice your English, and understand academic success in U.S. classrooms.
Bradley Hall, room 128
Join this group to learn and discuss different techniques to help manage and reduce stress.
Online Disability Strategies
Online via SCAD Connect
Wednesdays (from Sept. 12 to Nov. 14)
Get support without having to leave your room. Online disability strategies are offered in a convenient online format at all SCAD locations. Just sign in on SCAD Connect and a CS3 counselor will be ready to speak with you without an appointment. Or, you can sign in for more information about the accommodations process and to virtually meet other students with similar questions. Join the conversation.
One-on-one Creativity Coaching
online or by appointment
Are you having trouble focusing? Do you have a hard time trying to come up with creative ideas? Do you procrastinate excessively? Work with a SCAD creativity coach to address roadblocks in your creative process. One-on-one sessions are available through office visits, online through Adobe Connect or by phone. For an appointment, call Beverly Williams at 912.525.6971.
Emotional Freedom Techniques Group
Bradley Hall, room 128
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can be an effective stress management tool that addresses a multitude of specific psychological stressors. EFT employs acupressure as a gentle tapping technique to stimulate traditional Chinese acupuncture points. Using EFT balances the body's energy system and appears to relieve psychological stress, some physical pain, fear, weight control issues, limiting beliefs, relationship blocks, phobias and anxiety attacks.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Oglethorpe House ballroom
This group will combine meditation and mindfulness exercises. The goal of this group is to learn to be present in the moment in order to increase awareness, attention, acceptance, compassion, mind-body connection and enjoyment of life. Bring a yoga mat or towel.
Online Stress Management Group
Online through SCAD Connect
Join this group to learn and discuss different techniques to help manage and reduce stress. Join the meeting. Watch an Adobe Connect tutorial.