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Remote Counseling Services

Getting Started

The Counseling Center offers a variety of services for Spelman College students.

  • To get started at the Counseling Center, please call 404-270-5293.
  • For counseling emergencies during office hours (Monday ­- Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding College holidays and some breaks), please call the Counseling Center at 404-270-5293, and ask to speak with a counselor.
  • For after-hours emergencies, please call Public Safety at 404-525-6401, and ask for the counselor on-call.

What to Expect

You will be asked to complete paperwork and will meet briefly with a triage counselor. This is an opportunity for the triage counselor to learn about your situation and determine your needs. The counselor will make a referral for on- or off-campus services—whatever is most appropriate for you.

Three Steps to Access Remote Counseling Services

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Call the Counseling Center front desk at 404-270-5293 Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Complete the intake paperwork on your Medicat Portal.

Meet with a clinician by phone or HIPPA compliant Zoom and co-create a wellness plan with services that are best for your unique circumstances. These services could include:

  • Self-help resource such as TAO
  • Groups
  • Individual Counseling
  • Campus and Community Resources


  • Commit to your personalized wellness plan developed with your clinician.
  • Attend all scheduled Counseling Center appointments, groups, and/or workshops.
  • Follow up with any recommended campus or community resources.
  • Practice and maintain self-help skills and tasks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I contact Counseling Services?
  • What services are available as remote counseling?
  • Do I need to give my consent for remote counseling services?
  • What can I do if I experience a mental health crisis, but cannot attend an in-person session?
  • How does remote counseling work?
  • Are there any limits or risks related to remote counseling services?

Generally, students should be aware that:

  • Sessions could be disrupted, delayed, or communications distorted due to technical failures.
  • Remote counseling involves alternative forms of communication, which may reduce auditory cues and increase the likelihood of misunderstanding one another.
  • State laws govern the practice of remote counseling for licensed mental health clinicians. Counseling Center staff adhere to all applicable laws and guidelines in the provision of remote counseling services.
  • The Counseling Center remains committed to supporting the emotional well-being of our students. Please do not hesitate to call 404-270-5293 with any questions or concerns.

For information related to the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please view the Coronavirus Updates page.

Make an Appointment



Emergency Numbers

Public Safety

Spelman Sexual Assault Helpline

Student Health Services


Contact Us

Counseling Center
Fax: 404-270-5297

By appointment:
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.