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Counseling

Counseling Services


Counseling
Small group therapy on-campus, therapeutic workshops, 6 face-to-face counseling sessions per year available through the Student Assistance Program (SAP) for all enrolled students, SAP also has 24/7 phone availability by a counselor.

Vincent D. Hinton, Ed.S., LPC, CPCS, NCC, CLC
Director of Counseling


Life University is committed to the personal growth and life satisfaction of our students.

We offer a variety of services and resources for all enrolled students. Our goal is to provide an environment where students can learn valuable life and coping skills to take proactive steps in improving their overall well-being.


Counseling offers a variety of services, which cater to the diverse needs of our students: Life University offers individual and couples counseling through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP provides 24/7 availability of an off-campus counselor via phone. Life University students can request face-to-face visits with an off-campus therapist and will be provided with six free sessions per year. In addition, students have six free coaching sessions available (telephonic), a text option for services as well as a dedicated Life U phone number. With the use of the dedicated phone number, students receive unlimited calls for services and immediate help of a mental health professional. This service allows students consistent availability, including nights, weekends and/or holidays with a licensed mental health professional outside of the University. In addition, the service can be utilized by students’ dependents which include spouses and children. You can contact SAP directly at 866.734.5890, text 94097 and/or request support at espyr.com (password – lifeu). A Counselor can also assist you in making contact with SAP.

To inquire or take advantage of these resources, students can call Counseling at 770.426.2725 or stop by the office located in the Center for Chiropractic Education (CCE) building. Students will find various community resources and can also speak with a counselor who will help them navigate through the process of connecting to the most valuable resource, whether that is a workshop, relaxation training or connecting to an SAP therapist or other resources within the community.


RESOURCES

* Please note that the resources listed are not affiliated with Life University. They are provided as a courtesy, and the information is accurate to the best of the Counseling’s knowledge.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)
6 free face to face sessions per year for currently enrolled Life University students, 6 free coaching sessions (telephonic), 24/7/365 phone and online resources, unlimited access with a mental health professional; call 866.734.5890 or text 94097 for support and help or stop by for more information
SAP website: www.espyr.com. (password: lifeu)

Behavioral Health Crisis Center – Cobb & Douglas County Crisis
Contact Number: 770.422.0202
http://www.cobbcsb.com/

Cobb Country Drug Rehab
Contact Number: 770.422.0202
www.georgiadrugdetox.com

liveSAFE Resources
Domestic violence, Sexual Assault & Elder Abuse
24 Hour Crisis Line: 770-427-3390
Main Office: 770-427-2902
www.livesaferesources.org/

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Contact Number: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
www.rainn.org

Rape Crisis / Sexual Assault (Grady Hospital)
24/7 Access Line: 404.616.4861
Grady Rape Crisis Center | GNESA


RehabSpot
Contact Number: 1-877-220-8851
www.rehabspot.com

Ridgeview Institute
24-hour Access Center
Contact Number: 770.434.4567
https://ridgeviewinstitute.com/

ULifeLine
Text “START” to 741-741
Contact Number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
www.ulifeline.org/get_help_now

COUNSELING FAQ

What is counseling and how can it help me?

Counseling is a collaborative, confidential process designed to help you address your concerns, come to a greater understanding of yourself, and learn effective personal and interpersonal coping strategies. It involves a confidential relationship between you and a trained therapist who has the desire and willingness to help you accomplish your individual goals. The outcome of counseling is often positive; however, the level of satisfaction for any individual is not predictable. Your therapist is available to support you throughout the counseling process.

Who is eligible to use Counseling services?

All students that are currently enrolled at Life University.

What kinds of services does Counseling services provide?

Counseling offers a variety of services, which cater to the diverse needs of our students: Life University offers individual and couples counseling through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP provides 24/7 availability of an off-campus counselor via phone. Life University students can request face-to-face visits with an off-campus therapist and will be provided with six free sessions per year. In addition, students have six free coaching sessions available (telephonic), a text option for services as well as a dedicated Life U phone number. With the use of the dedicated phone number, students receive unlimited calls for services and immediate help of a mental health professional. This service allows students consistent availability, including nights, weekends and/or holidays with a licensed mental health professional outside of the University. In addition, the service can be utilized by students’ dependents which include spouses and children. You can contact SAP directly at 866.734.5890, text 94097 and/or request support at espyr.com (password – lifeu). A Counselor can also assist you in making contact with SAP.

Each quarter, students can attend one of the many Counseling Health Promotion and Wellness workshops, participate in Circle of Hope (grief & loss support), and/or Parent 2 Parent (support for parents).

To inquire or take advantage of these resources, students can call  770.426.2725 or stop by the office located in the Center for Chiropractic Education (CCE) building. Students will find various community resources and can also speak with a counselor who will help them navigate through the process of connecting to the most valuable resource, whether that is a wellness workshop, helpful relaxation techniques, crisis intervention care, support group, creative strategies to add to their toolbox, connecting with additional campus resources or facilitating a call to an SAP therapist or other resources within the community.

Where is Counseling services located?

Counseling is located in the Center for Chiropractic Education (CCE). SAP counselors are located in the community which you can request near school, home or work.

How do I contact Counseling?

Students are encouraged to contact Counseling at 770.426.2725 and ask to speak to the Director of Counseling or a counselor to find out more information and possible next steps. In addition, students can contact the Student Assistance Program (SAP) by calling 866.734.5890, text 94097 and/or request support at espyr.com (password – lifeu). During the call, students will speak directly to a mental health professional, discuss their immediate concerns and/or schedule a time to meet with a local therapist for face-to-face counseling (up to 6 free sessions) or coaching sessions which are telephonic (up to 6 free sessions).

What will my counseling cost?

The services provide through the counseling area are free. The services of SAP are at no cost for all currently enrolled students; however, an additional few may be assessed if students utilize the 6 free sessions for face-to-face sessions as well as coaching sessions. If additional services are referred out to students, beyond those provided to the students at no cost, fess may be at the charge of the student. Counseling will attempt to help with referral resource needs for our students.

If I’m worried about someone other than myself, what should I do?

A student of concern can be reported to the Life Student Behavioral Assessment Team (S.B.A.T.) – https://publicdocs.maxient.com/reportingform.php?LifeUniv&layout_id=1. Campus Safety can also be contacted immediately at 770-426-2911.

COUNSELING SUPPORT

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  • If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please visit the nearest hospital or call 911. The Counseling Request Form is for inquiries and/or scheduling an appointment. If you don’t receive a response to your inquiry within 48-72 hours, please email Vincent.Hinton@LIFE.edu


    Vincent D. Hinton, Ed.S., LPC, CPCS, Director of Counseling
    Counseling Wellness Workshops; Circle of Hope; Mix, Mingle, and Grow; Parent 2 Parent; and Student Assistance Program (SAP)
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