Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides short-term individual counseling to currently enrolled, full-time Wesleyan College students. Individual counseling provides an opportunity to explore your concerns on a one-to-one basis within the context of a confidential relationship. The counseling model attempts to empower you with the resources needed to make positive changes in your life. The counselor and student work together to define and discuss personal issues and reach mutually agreed upon goals.
Counseling is not a mysterious process. It is a process in which you and I work together to overcome obstacles which may be preventing you from reaching your fullest potential. Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides assistance designed to promote the academic, personal, and social growth. The college years are filled with exciting and challenging times for you. It is normal, even expected, that you will encounter difficult or stressful events. However, when you use the resources available to you, there is a much greater chance of success and overall sense of well-being.
There are so many factors involved in staying healthy beyond our physical health. In these times of busy schedules and compounding distractions it is crucial to make our happiness a priority. Luckily Wesleyan is here to help. See a list below of programs and contacts available to get you started.
Wesleyan’s meditation space is located on the third floor of OSP (near campus police). Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use the space for meditation, quiet time, or reflection during business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). However, due to new COVID guidelines, we ask that no more than three people use the space at any given time and that you bring your own towel or blanket to put over the meditation cushions. To receive a meditation space agreement form, which must be completed prior to using the space, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Wesleyan College students have access to the SilverCloud program. SilverCloud provides students with a broad library of online therapy programs to promote and support behavior change and overall mental wellness. The SilverCloud Health platform delivers clinically-proven, evidenced-based programs organized by condition topic through SilverCloud’s secure, anonymous, technology platform. The programs available include “space” from the following: anxiety, depression, stress, resilience, and insomnia and sleep. Sign up today at SilverCloud and then download the app.
Students on the student health insurance plan have access to free online professional licensed counselors and medical doctors through HealthiestYou at www.telehealth4students.com.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource List
River Edge Recovery Center
3575 Fulton Mill Road
Macon, Georgia 31206
Twin Lakes Recovery Center, Monroe, GA
Bluff Plantation, Augusta, GA
Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery, Ball Ground, GA
Georgia Pines, Thomasville, GA
Willingway, Statesboro, GA
Ridgeway Institute, Smyrna, GA
Self-Help Booklists from Goodreads.com
Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health
LifeLine 24-Hour Crisis Help Line
478-741-1355 or 800-548-4221
340 Hospital Drive, Bldg E
Macon, GA 31217
River Edge Behavioral Health Center
175 Emery Highway
Macon, Georgia 31217
Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia
(Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence)
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
777 Hemlock Street
Macon, GA 31201
River Edge Recovery Center
3575 Fulton Mill Road
Macon, Georgia 31206
Twin Lakes Recovery Center
Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery
Ball Ground, GA
Hosted by Dr. Ali Ahmadi and Coliseum Psychiatric Center
For patients, family and friends who want to better understand how to live more productively with bipolar disorder;
Hosted by the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health
Our bipolar support group meets weekly to give patients, family and friends more information about this behavioral disorder. This is the perfect program for people who want to better understand how to live more productively with bipolar disorder or how to give support to a loved one who is suffering from bipolar disorder.
Helping Hands Grief Support
This group offers emotional support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
For more information, call (478) 464-1401.
Survivors of Suicide
This group provides support for family and friends of persons whose deaths were intentional.
For more information, call (478) 741-1355.
Tamy J. Blanding
Phone: (478) 714-9803
Eating Disorders Anonymous
Eating Disorders Anonymous meets in the St. Gregory room (look for a building named "Parish Hall") Contact 912-541-1679 (Kristi Baston) for more information.
Counseling is a psychotherapeutic service whereby “normal” everyday people receive help with “normal” everyday problems. The basic premise of counseling is that the person seeking help possesses within himself or herself the resources to solve the problem. By utilizing their skills and creating a special nonjudgmental atmosphere, the counselor is able to facilitate this process. Counseling is:
All people face difficulties during their lives, you as a college student are no different. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. So, what are you waiting for?
College is a very unique time in a person’s life. Some students are very young and away from home for the first time. Other students may be going back to school with the responsibility of a family to start a new career. No matter their reason for being in college, the lessons learned and obstacles overcome during their college years can provide a wonderful opportunity for emotional growth and maturity. However, these lessons and obstacles can also result in negative consequences such as overwhelming stress, psychological problems, and academic difficulties that affect the performance of the student. Counseling services are designed to assist students with addressing the difficulties that they encounter during these years and to promote greater overall wellness within the student population.
Students come to counseling with many concerns. Here are a few examples:
Health and Wellness: binge drinking, body image, unhealthy eating patterns, STDs, sexual assault
FACT: Important changes often take time and energy in order to occur. Although many people feel some relief and improved mood after only a couple of sessions, counseling will not provide a quick fix to your problems. Counseling can help you work toward meaningful life change over the long term, in addition to helping you manage current difficulties more effectively.
FACT: Seeing a counselor does not mean that you are mentally ill or "crazy." In addition to addressing more serious emotional problems, counseling can help with: life transitions adjusting to new surroundings difficulty juggling school, work, family, and other responsibilities academic problems, difficulty in test-taking and/or test anxiety struggles with self-esteem, communication, or assertiveness relationship problems
FACT: While each person presents to counseling with their own unique concerns, many of those concerns are similar to their peers.
FACT: Mental health affects all aspects of our lives and daily functioning.
FACT: Counseling is not a quick cure for your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and concerns; to examine your options; and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set.
Services include individual therapy, consultant and referral services, and outreach programming.
Appointments last approximately 45 minutes. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 4-6 sessions this semester. If a longer-term therapy experience or more intensive treatment is desired or clinically-indicated, then a referral to a private therapist or community service will be made as early as possible.
In order to be fair to all students and ensure access and availability to the counselor, there will be a no show fee of $20. Students who make an appointment and do not show and do not cancel 24 hours in advance will be charged a $20 no show fee.
All information within the counseling treatment is confidential. Information may only be disclosed with the student’s written permission. A student under the age of 18 must have parental consent to seek counseling services.
Confidentiality does not apply to the following situations:
Reported or suspected physical or sexual abuse of a child (under age 18), disabled adult, or the elderly
No. Counseling records are separate from a student’s academic record. Counseling records are kept by the Counseling Office for a minimum of 7 years and are then destroyed.
In a life threatening emergency call 911 immediately. Then call Campus Police at (478) 960-7969 or (478) 757-5145.
For non-life threatening urgent matters during normal business hours (Monday—Friday, 8:30am—5:00pm), students may walk-in or call Student Affairs main office at (478) 757-5214. After hours and on holidays and weekends, students should call Wesleyan College Campus Police at (478) 960-7969 or (478) 757-5145.
There are some mental health-related services that student counseling services is unable to provide (e.g., learning disability assessment, long-term psychotherapy). If one of these services is required, students will be provided assistance with the referral process. Please be aware that these services generally involve a fee. In some cases, health insurance may cover some of the costs. Referrals will be made as necessary.
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Student Counseling Services
9:00am-3:00pm / Monday – Friday
Olive Swann Porter Building
Student Affairs: (478) 757-4024 or (478) 757-5214
Fax: (478) 757-4027
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