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Counseling Services

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The Dalton State Counseling Center strives to be a welcoming, affirming, and safe space for ALL of our students. No matter where you are from, who you worship, or who you love - if you need to talk, we are here for you.

The Counseling Center's Walk-In Hours :

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Personal Counseling

Counseling is about creating a safe place to talk with a professional about concerns or problems which may interfere with personal growth and academic achievement. Counseling services are conducted by appropriately trained and credentialed counselors who are experienced in working with college students of all ages and backgrounds. We provide short-term individual counseling and group therapy.

Some common concerns addressed through short term counseling include:

  • Personal issues: anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, body image
  • Relationship issues: partners, roommates, family
  • Developmental issues: adjustment, transitions, identity issues
  • Academic concerns: motivation, anxiety, perfectionism
  • Other issues: trauma, assault, spiritual concerns

Referral

We assist students in locating resources both on and off campus, including referrals that are made when student issues fall outside of our scope of practice.

Groups

Group therapy is often the most effective way to deal with the challenges many college students face; therefore, we offer different counseling groups available throughout the year. Some groups are ongoing, while others have a set number of sessions.

If you'd like to learn more or want to join a group, then please come to the counseling center to briefly meet with a therapist who can assist you. 

Confidentiality

All counseling/therapy sessions are treated with the strictest of confidence. No personal information you share with your counselor will be divulged to any third party, including parents, faculty, staff, or other students, without your written permission. Under certain circumstances, there are some exceptions where confidentiality may not be guaranteed.  These exceptions include, but are not limited to: serious and imminent threat to your life or welfare, or to the life or welfare of another person, or to the college community. Full disclosure and applicability of confidentiality is provided during the first meeting. For more information, please contact us

Informed Consent Document

How to Get Started

For an initial "intake" meeting, please come during walk-in hours for a brief meeting with a counselor. After completing initial forms, you will meet with an intake counselor for 20 - 30 minutes. This counselor will work with you to determine what services/resources would be most beneficial to you. Walk-In hours are posted below. For summer intakes, please call to schedule an initial appointment.

LOCATION, HOURS, and CONTACT INFORMATION:
Health Professions 266 (inside the Ken White Student Health Center)
(p) 706.272.4430
(f) 706.272.2162

EMERGENCIES:
Dial 911, proceed to the nearest emergency room, or call Public Safety at 706.272.4461 if on campus.