College life offers students tremendous opportunities for personal and intellectual growth. To assist students in taking advantage of these opportunities, the university provides counseling services which enable students to develop effective tools to use in overcoming obstacles to their academic progress, to examine personal and intellectual strengths and weaknesses, and to learn skills which promote personal and intellectual development.
Psychological services are designed to provide:
- Accessible individual counseling and referral services which assist students to function effectively at Mason.
- Group counseling opportunities that enable students to learn more about themselves as individuals interacting with others. Personal development workshops that assist students to learn more about themselves and to develop skills which will enhance their personal and professional success.
- Crisis intervention and emergency services for psychological emergencies. that impact members of the George Mason community.
- Consultation services to university students, faculty and staff to assist members of the community in providing support to each other.
Individual counseling and group counseling allow students to address issues such as educational and academic goals; academic adjustment; family and relationship concerns; traumatic experiences; managing feelings; substance abuse; and sexual identity issues. Services are confidential.
Initial individual consultation appointments can be scheduled by calling 703-993-2380 or stopping by SUB I, Room 3129 during office hours, 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Same day initial consultations, available on a first-come first-served basis, are made available beginning at 8:30am. Call first thing in the morning to find out the times available to schedule on that day.
Crisis Intervention Assistance is provided to members of the University community who are experiencing crises which affect their ability to function in the community. For consultation or emergency assistance during office hours call 703-993-2380. For assistance during non-office hours, call University Police at 703-993-4357. For life threatening emergencies call 911.