Student Well-being and Academic Success

Counseling Unit

The Counseling Unit provides counseling services to all GUST students facing various psychological and emotional challenges that are affecting their performance.

Students encounter numerous obstacles during their University lives, such difficulties could be related to academics, domestic concerns and other social factors. The role of the counselor is to help students overcome emotional or psychological distress, achieve their full academic and personal potential and develop life–long skills. The counseling is also offered to support parents, staff and faculty related to the students referred.

Healthy-living workshops are offered on mental health issues, stress management and various effective life-skills.


  • Counseling: Individual and/or group
  • Short-term counseling for minor psychological issues
  • Assistance for students who have been diagnosed with one or more long-term psychiatric conditions for referrals to off-campus resources, work on time-limited focused goals, and crisis
  • Crisis intervention
  • Assessment and referral community resources, particularly for students who’s presenting concerns are beyond counseling services’ scope of practice
  • Mental health consultation, education, and outreach programs for students, staff and faculty
  • Consultation and information to students, parents, staff, faculty and management
  • Provision of skills and coping techniques which can be used throughout a student's academic and future career
  • Provide workshops for students, staff and faculty on mental health issues


GUST member/s may schedule an appointment to see the counselor by contacting the counseling unit either by email or stopping by their office.

Generally, the counseling unit is open Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from the arrival of the students and faculty members for the fall semester, until the end of the summer semester.

GUST members are encouraged to book appointments beforehand to ensure the availability of the counselor. Members can either be self-referred or referred by other members.

Note: The Counseling Unit adheres to the ethical guidelines and ensures space for safety and confidentiality.

  1. No information will be shared outside the counseling unit without your consent. However, anytime you pose an imminent danger to yourself or others, the counselor breaking confidentiality would be necessary to resolve the danger
  2. Anything said should NOT be taken as a replacement for medical, clinical, professional advice, diagnosis, or medical intervention
  3. The counselor will work with you to help you achieve your goals, yet cannot make any outcome guarantees