Welcome to the Counseling Center!


Our mission is to enhance Paine College’s ability to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality by offering programs, services, and consultations that promote Emotional, Social, Intellectual, Career, Spiritual, Physical, and Community Wellness for Students, Faculty, and Staff. Our aim is to make available services included but not limited to proactive comprehensive prevention, intervention, training, referral, and counseling services to remedy problems or improve the quality of life.


Program Goals


  • To prepare first year students in making a successful transition from high school to college.
  • To help students survive through academic, social, and personal issues in a way that supports their career goals.
  • To monitor at-risk students ensuring that they are regularly attending classes and receive support services designed to enhance success.
  • To provide outreach support to off-campus/commuter students that fully connects them with all services of the institution.

Location


The Counseling Center is located in the Peter’s Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Suite 215


Hours of Operation


The Counseling Center has full-time Counselors who are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Services are available by appointments, walk-ins, and/or as deemed necessary by the College. 


Confidentiality Policy


The Counseling Center adheres to strict confidentiality guidelines according to Georgia law and each professional’s respective standards and ethical codes. This means that anything mentioned in the confines of the office will not be told to anyone else without the express, written permission of the student/employee. The student/employee, however, is free to share with anyone else whatever they choose from the counseling session. All records are kept confidential in the counseling office and do not become part of an academic record, nor are they made available to any other member of the college or one’s parents, except in these cases:
  • If it is clear to the counselor that the student may harm himself/herself or someone else, the counselor is required by law to take steps to protect any potential victim.
  • If it becomes known in counseling, that a child, elder, or disabled adult is being physically or sexually abused, the counselor is required to act.
  • If there is a court order mandating that the office releases records.
  • It may be necessary for the Counseling Center professional staff to discuss case material for the purposes of consultation, and/or supervision. In such instances, all parties are held to the confidentiality statement.

If there are any questions regarding confidentiality, please feel free to discuss this with your Counselor.



  

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