The mission of the Counseling Services at Middle Georgia College is to address the changing needs of the students, to access and evaluate students seeking assistance with personal, emotional, and academic issues, to assist students with goal setting, to enhance their coping skills, and to provide appropriate referrals when indicated.
The Counseling Office at Middle Georgia College provides a variety of services that reflect the college's desire to promote student growth and development. The office is staffed with a trained counselor offering individual counseling, outreach programs, and group counseling at no cost to the student. The counselor specializes and has unique skills in relating to college students and their day-to-day difficulties. Students may request counseling for themselves or may be referred by a faculty or staff member. Appointments may be made over the phone at (478)934-3092 or by simply walking into the office in Georgia Hall 103. The Counseling Office offers an atmosphere in which individuals may discuss their problems with the assurance that all counseling information will remain private and confidential. The counselor is dedicated to a proactive role in promoting a campus environment which will enhance intellectual, emotional, and physical growth opportunities.
Services provided by the Counseling Office:
Individual Counseling - is available for those students who wish to discuss and explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and lifestyles. Issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, loneliness, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, drug and alcohol issues, and communication problems may be explored during counseling.
Outreach Programs - are designed to respond to the variety of needs that students experience during the academic careers, including life planning, mid-life career changes, assertion training, stress management, depression, relationship building, overcoming test anxiety, test taking strategies, and academic motivation.
Group Counseling - provides an opportunity for individuals to grow in their communication, social, and interpersonal skills with others.
The Counseling Office is staffed by Mrs. Predita Howard and is located on the Cochran campus, the Eastman campus, and The Dublin Center. On the Cochran Campus, the office is located in Jackson Hall 115. At The Dublin Center, the Counseling Office is based in the Academic Resource Center. For more information on the Counseling Services provided or to make an appointment with the Counselor, call (478) 934-3092.