The information you share in counseling is confidential.

The Georgia Gwinnett College CAPS staff adheres to the standards of privileged and confidential information set forth by Georgia law as well as by our respective professional standards and ethical codes (i.e., American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American Psychiatric Association and the National Association of Social Workers).

CAPS counselors may consult with other CAPS counseling professionals in order to better assist students. A signed "Consent for Release of Information" form is required to disclose any information about your counseling experience to a third party.


Exceptions to confidentiality may occur only under certain circumstances. These exceptions include the following:

  • Your request (by means of a signed release) that your counselor reveal information to other individuals or agencies of your choice
  • Imminent threats to the safety and well-being of yourself or others
  • When release of confidential information is required by court order
  • When abuse, neglect or exploitation of children or adults who are vulnerable due to physical or mental impairment or advanced age is suspected