Supportive, Professional, Confidential:We meet you exactly where you are!

Office of Counseling Services

Any student can talk to a counseling services staff member to maximize his or her potential while at MSM. Counseling sessions are confidential and free of charge to all matriculating students. We can also provide external referrals available at a minimal personal cost.

Purpose, Goal, and Mission

The Office of Counseling Services is incorporated under the Admissions/Student Affairs department at Morehouse School of Medicine. Our purpose is to support the successful matriculation of medical, biomedical, and community health graduate students. Issues evidenced by academic, personal and/or interpersonal difficulties are addressed by professional staff through individual, couple, or group sessions. Referrals are made if further assessment is required.

Our goal is to provide a safe environment where you are respected and comfortable. If your preference is to be served elsewhere for your counseling needs, we will provide external referrals, who will be available to you at personal expense.

Our mission is to assist student adjustment in the physical, emotional, and cognitive demands of graduate study in biomedical science, medicine, and community health in such a way as to ensure excellent academic preparation and an established, effective personal system for physical and emotional resilience upon graduation.

Student Concerns Addressed

The Office of Counseling Services is committed to providing assistance to students at Morehouse School of Medicine that are experiencing challenges that may have an impact on their academic performance. Through the facilitation of individual and group sessions, the following personal challenges are addressed:


  • Time Management
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Study Skills
  • Anxiety and Depression Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss

Scheduling an Appointment

Students and residents interested in scheduling an appointment for individual and/or group counseling may email Appointments are confirmed and scheduled during offices hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Open Hours

Email or call 404-752-1778 for details.  

External Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 800.950.NAMI
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline 800.662.HELP
Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
Suicide and Crisis Hotline 800.999.9999
Family Violence Prevention Center 800.313.1310
Eating Disorders Center 888.236.1188