Jenny obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts as well as a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. While obtaining her degree, she participated in preliminary research and education in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) with an emphasis on determining the importance of utilizing one’s personal and individual spirituality in treatment.
Most recently, Jenny served as the Director of Outpatient Services for Focus Treatment Centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she has worked with individuals, families and groups struggling with substance use and eating disorders for the past seven years. Jenny uses interpersonal and values based approaches to encourage and invite students to identify and utilize their inner strength.
Jenny works full time as a Licensed Professional Counselor, her focus is to foster hope in the face of adversity when working with students as they navigate the many stages of their personal and educational life. She works to develop a genuine collaboration and sees herself as an ally in the counseling relationship, coming alongside patients to support the development of their personal values and beliefs that will foster growth and healing.
Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and pets, participating in any activity that will take her outdoors and practicing self-sustainable living.
NICK DESLATTES, LMSW
Nick serves the counseling center as a full time therapist. He is a former Roadrunner and graduate of the University of Georgia MSW program. Prior professional experiences include managing a mentoring program, hospice social work and 2 years of university counseling. Some interest areas include: existentialism, depression, anxiety, and substance use. Much of his time is spent with his immediate family (especially his niece) as well as his partner. Other interests include Formula 1 racing, motorcycling and good conversations over coffee. Please encourage him to keep practicing Spanish!
DR. DAVID BOYLE, LCSW, PH.D
Dr. David Boyle is a long-time member of the Dalton and DSC communities. He grew up and lives in rural Walker County near La Fayette. He graduated from La Fayette High School. Then he went on to study in several different areas. He completed a BA at Eckerd College with majors in English and Religion, a Masters of Linguistics (with a concentration in Spanish) at Indiana University in Bloomington, and later a Master of Social Work at the University of Georgia. He practiced psychiatric social work for 17 years in Northwest Georgia working with all types of mental health and addictions issues. In 1990, he entered doctoral studies at the University of Georgia, completed the Ph. D. in social work in 1994, and became a faculty member at UGA that same year. His areas of research at UGA included bilingual social work services and measurement. In 2001, he joined the DSC faculty with the task of establishing a bilingual bachelor of social work program. After serving as professor and dean for ten years, he retired from the DSC faculty. He maintains a private practice in counseling and supervision and works part time at the DSC Counseling Department with a special interest in serving Spanish-speaking clients.
MARCIA JAUDON, LCSW
Marcia is currently serving as a temporary, part-time counselor with the Dalton State Counseling Center. She joined the Center during the spring semester of 2017. Marcia holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Florida State University.
Marcia has over 30 years of experience in the counseling field. She moved to Dalton in 2016 after spending 16 years counseling students, children, adults, couples and families near the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virgina. Marcia’s areas of interest include: relationship issues, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and health related issues. She uses predominantly a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy.
Marcia enjoys hiking, reading, community service, and spending time with friends and family. She would be honored to walk along-side any student interested in seeking assistance from the Counseling Center.
LOCATION, HOURS, and CONTACT INFORMATION:
Health Professions 266 (inside the Ken White Student Health Center)
Dial 911, proceed to the nearest emergency room, or call Public Safety at 706.272.4461 if on campus.
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed from 12 p.m. -1 p.m.)
Friday, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
During Academic Breaks, The Counseling Center may close or operate on an alternative and more limited schedule. During the summer, (from the first week of May, until classes begin in August), the Counseling Center is closed on Fridays.