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Personal Counseling

Counseling Services

Counseling is a confidential process. In all cases the Student Development Center adheres to strict professional standards of ethics and confidentiality. Crisis intervention, consultation and referral services are also offered.

For most students the “college years” represent a major time of transitions. Although these transitions can be exciting, they may also include some difficult changes and adjustments. As a result, many students develop concerns commonly addressed by the Center staff which includes:

  • College adjustment
  • Stress and time management
  • Depression
  • Study skills/academic pressures
  • Relationships
  • Family issues
  • Multicultural issues
  • Motivation and procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Test anxiety
  • Grief/Loss issues
  • Substance use/abuse
  • Weight concerns and body image
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Sexual Assault


Counseling is provided in Tifton by two Licensed Professional Counselors, licensed through  the Georgia Composite Board (Director: Ph.D- Counseling Psychology; CounselorL Ed.S.- Professional Counseling & Supervision) and both are Nationally Certified Counselors.

Counseling is provided in Bainbridge, Blakely and Donalsonville by a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) who provides 24 hour on-call services at the three locations. In addition, outreach programming and awareness events are presented. This is a contracted service through an outside agency. Students meet with the LMSW at the instructional sites. Appointments can be made by calling the LMSW or via email.