About Counseling & Psychological Services

Welcome to the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Website!  We are glad you found us.  We are here to serve the Mercer student community with counseling needs, conveniently located on both primary campuses - Macon and Atlanta.  

Throughout this site, you will find information on eligibility, the process to get started, resources, and programs offered.  People often ask why counseling services are sought.  That answer ranges depending on what is happening in each student's life.  Some of the presenting concerns include, but are not limited to (in no particular order):

  • Family stress
  • Experiences of abuse/neglect 
  • Sexual assault
  • School/Academic difficulties
  • Socialization problems
  • Life contemplation
  • Relationship issues (romantic, peer, family, roommates, etc.)
  • Depressive disorders (persistent depression, bipolar disorder, major depression, etc.)
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress, panic, etc.)
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, etc.) 
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity concerns (ADHD)
  • Autistic spectrum related concerns
  • Personality trait concerns and disorders (borderline, narcissism, dependent, etc.)
  • Phase of life issues
  • Substance use problems
  • Stress related to LGBTQ
  • Adjustment to university life/expectations
  • Contemplation about the future (future planning)
  • General stress related to being a student
  • Sports performance issues
  • and much more

Type of service include:

  • Individual therapy (Atlanta & Macon Campuses)
  • Conjoint therapy (couples, roommates, family, etc.) (Macon Campus Only)
  • Debriefing/Crisis outreach (Atlanta & Macon Campuses)