The Brenau Center for Counseling and Psychological Services — with locations in Gainesville and North Atlanta — provides services to Brenau students, staff, faculty, alumni and individuals in the community.

Services include

  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Child counseling
  • Psychological assessment and testing for all ages
  • Stress management
  • Group therapy
  • Play and Expressive Therapy

The BCCPS in North Atlanta is an Approved Play Therapy Training Institute. Brenau University is one of two universities in the state of GA that is an accredited training facility for advanced Play Therapy instruction. Students choosing to focus on Play Therapy are provided specialized instruction, training, and supervision by credentialed faculty members.

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How the BCCPS works

Anyone interested in counseling services can contact the clinic at 770-297-5959 (Gainesville) or 470-228-8942 (North Atlanta). After providing basic information during the initial phone call, your assigned counselor will call to set up an appointment. An initial intake appointment is scheduled for 90 minutes followed by weekly 60 minute sessions.  You can reschedule or cancel appointments with 24-hour notice. Both clinics provide primarily in-person appointments, though telemental health sessions can be scheduled if needed.


  • Brenau students – $25 for intake appointment; $5 each session
  • Faculty and alumni – $25 for intake appointment; $10 each session
  • Community members – $25 for intake appointment; $20 each session

Who are the counselors?

Second-year graduate students in Brenau’s Clinical Counseling Psychology program serve as counselors as one of their last steps before graduation and before beginning the process to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Experienced Licensed Professional Counselors or psychologists supervise the interactions between the counselors and clients.

Meet the Clinical Directors

Lucinda Grapenthin, Ph.D., Clinic Director, North Atlanta

J. Marshall Bruner, Psy.D., Clinic Director, Gainesville

Gainesville clinic hours by appointment

9 a.m.
to 8 p.m.
9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m.
9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.

Gainesville Location: 423 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501 Telephone: 770-297-5959

North Atlanta clinic hours by appointment

12 p.m.
to 6 p.m.
10 a.m.
to 7 p.m.
Closed12 p.m.
to 8 p.m

North Atlanta Location:  3139 Campus Drive, Ste. 900, Norcross, GA Telephone: 678-343-9283