Counseling and Accessibility Services
AMSC Counceling Services
The Department of Counseling and Accessibility Services at Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) is committed to helping students optimize their collegiate experience through personal, academic, and professional development. Eligibility for services is contingent upon a student's active enrollment status.
What is Counseling?
Counseling is a discovery and learning process that mental health professionals use to assist individuals with changing, modifying, or eliminating unhealthy attitudes and behaviors by replacing them with desired and/or healthy ones. Generally, counseling services may range from one to eight weekly sessions consisting of 45 minutes each.
Benefits of Counseling
Counseling is beneficial in helping...
- Cultivate self-awareness and self-care
- Empower personal and professional choices
- Foster healthy relationships
- Process and resolve issues, conflicts, and/or past traumas
- Adjust to change and/or loss
- Manage school/work/life balance
- Assist with psychological/mental disorders (i.e., personality, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating, etc.)
What is Accessibility Services?
Accessibility Services provides reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities to support student development and academic success. As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. In order to receive accommodations, the studentâ€™s disability must be verified in writing by a physician, psychiatrist/psychologist, or other qualified healthcare professional. The assignment of accommodation(s) is determined by the submission of appropriate documentation and based on the individual student evaluation.
Accessibility Services is helpful with theâ€¦
- Provision of needed aids and services
- Management of disability
- Identification of supplemental resources
How to Utilize Counseling and Accessibility Services
To request services, visit the website or office to retrieve an in-take packet, then call 404-756-4016 or visit the office (see below) to schedule an initial appointment. For additional information regarding services, please contact:
The Department/Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services
Dr. Dorothy Williams, Director
Student Services & Success Center, Building 650-Suite 252