Counseling and student support services

As you enter a time of change, development and growth in your life, it helps to have dedicated experts to guide you through your collegiate journey. From counseling to accessibility services, the office of counseling and student support services works with students to ensure they are in the right state of mind to excel both in and out of the classroom. 

Current students can set up an initial session with counseling and student support services by calling during regular office hours. For 24/7 support, call the SCAD toll-free hotline at 877.959.3620.

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Savannah

912.525.6971

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Atlanta

404.253.3210

 

For 24/7 mental health support, call the SCAD toll-free hotline:


877.959.3620

Initial consultation

The SCAD office of counseling and student support services believes that reaching out for help is a positive demonstration of strength and the first courageous step toward healing. Give us a call, send us an email or stop by to visit.

Savannah

Bradley Hall
115 E. York St.
Savannah, Georgia

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Make an appointment: Students may set up an initial session with a counselor by phone or during office hours. Follow-up appointments can be made by phone or in office. Mental health emergency appointments are available any time during office hours.

Turner House
302 W. Boundary St.
Savannah, Georgia

Closed for spring quarter

Make an appointment: Students may set up an initial session with a counselor by phone.

Atlanta

Student Success Center, first floor
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Make an appointment: Students may set up an initial session with a counselor by phone. Mental health emergency appointments are available any time during office hours.

What to expect

SCAD counselors strive to create a comfortable environment for you as soon as you arrive. At your first appointment, a counselor will develop a plan to address your needs. Just be sure to arrive 30 minutes early to fill out intake paperwork and bring your SCAD Card.

Individual counseling

There are many reasons to meet with a SCAD counselor. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management or anything else, sit down one-on-one with a counselor to confidentially discuss your concerns and find solutions.

Group counseling and workshops

Group sessions provide an opportunity to connect with peers who might be facing similar challenges and are interested in addressing those challenges together in a welcoming, collaborative and safe environment. Groups meet weekly throughout the quarter and are facilitated by a staff member or a graduate clinical intern. To see a complete schedule, visit the MySCAD department pages.

Psychiatric consultation

Exclusively at SCAD Savannah, a consulting psychiatrist is available to serve students in conjunction with counseling services. Psychiatric services are available by referral only through a counselor at counseling and student support services. A psychiatrist is available on every Thursday for students with health insurance and every Friday for those who are uninsured. Visit our referral list for mental health providers outside SCAD.

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Crisis services

Counselors are available 24/7 to handle emergencies. 

Toll-free hotline

877.959.3620

For an immediate threat, students are encouraged to contact 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK (8255)
Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 800.715.4225
The Center for Suicide Awareness: Text HOPELINE to 741741

Office of accommodation services

All reasonable accommodations are determined for students on an individual basis. In order to receive academic adjustments and/or reasonable accommodations, students must make an appointment with an accommodation specialist each term to make their specific accommodation requests known. All current students have access to their account through SCAD accommodate. Students are encouraged to provide documentation of their disability. To contact the department, email [email protected] or call 912.525.6971.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Savannah College of Art and Design offers educational services that provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities. The office of accommodation services has adopted the ADA definition of disability: "Disability defined is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual" (ADA, 1990).

Deaf and hard-of-hearing services

The coordinator of deaf services assists deaf and hard-of-hearing students in effectively communicating with other students, faculty and staff. The interpreting staff provides communication services for students, faculty and staff for classes and co-curricular activities.

Jump Start program

Students who qualify for accommodations can attend Jump Start, a special expanded orientation before the general SCAD Savannah orientation. Jump Start is designed to increase awareness of the services and resources available to students with disabilities, ease the transition to the university and provide strategies for success at SCAD.

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Available online, 24/7, [email protected] connects you to information, campus resources, peers, and opportunities. From mental and physical health to friendships and finances, [email protected] will help you refocus, recharge, and reach your potential.

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Contact counseling and student support services

Current students can set up an initial session with counseling and student support services based on their location:

Savannah

912.525.6971
Emergency: 912.525.4500
[email protected]
[email protected]

Atlanta

404.253.3210
Emergency: 404.253.3333
[email protected]
[email protected]

For 24/7 support, call the SCAD toll-free hotline at 877.959.3620. For more detailed information and resources visit counseling and student support services on MySCAD.