Counseling Services

Mission

The mission of the Office of Counseling is to provide professional confidential support to students by addressing personal crisis situations and offering remedies and/or referrals.

Confidentiality

Information shared with a counselor will be kept confidential. Except for under circumstances identified below, neither information nor records will not be shared with anyone without permission from the student. Limits to confidentiality include:

  • The student is under the age of 18
  • The student threatens harm to themselves or someone else
  • There is knowledge of sexual or physical abuse to a child
  • There is a court order mandating the release of records

Counseling Services will speak with Online/Distance students to assist in finding an appropriate referral as necessary.

Diversity Statement

At MGA Counseling Services, we value an environment that is welcoming and comfortable for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.  We strive to create a safe and affirming climate where students can feel comfortable exploring the importance of their identity and life experiences with regard to diversity and how this might relate to the questions and issues students would like to address in counseling.  As professional clinicians, we continuously work to follow the multicultural guidelines and standards provided by guiding professional organizations, including the National Board of Certified Counselors, the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, and the American Counseling Association.

Book an Appointment 

Jenea Gaston (Macon, Warner Robins): https://jeneagaston.youcanbook.me/
Ruth Hagemann (Macon, Warner Robins): https://ruthhagemann.youcanbook.me/
Predita Howard (Cochran, Eastman, Dublin): email   

After Hours Help

Coliseum Lifeline
Call: 478.741.1355 or Toll-Free 1.800.548.4221

River Edge Behavioral Health
Call: 478.803.7600 (Baldwin, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs)

Phoenix Center Behavioral Health
Call: 478.988.7100 or After Hours 478.988.7100 (Houston, Peach and Crawford)

Houston Healthcare System
Call: 478.922.4281

Crisis Line and Safe House
Call: 478.745.9292 

Veteran's Crisis Line

Suicide Prevention Hotline