Welcome To The Counseling & Wellness Center!
The Counseling & Wellness Center's mission is to enhance Paine College's ability to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality by providing a wide range of services. The services provided are meant to encourage, support and assist Paine College students in dealing with personal, social, educational, and career concerns. The Counseling & Wellness Center also collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to improve the quality of campus life by providing counseling (individual, couples, disciplinary, and group counseling), outreach programs, mediation, consultation, disability services and referral services (both mental health and medical).
The Counseling & Wellness Center is located on the 2nd Floor of the Peters Campus Center in Suite 215.
Hours of Operation
The Counseling & Wellness Center has full-time Counselors who are available Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 5:30PM. Services are available by appointment, walk-in, and/or as deemed necessary by the College. To schedule an appointment, please call 706-821-8388. For after hours emergencies, please call Campus Police at 706-821-8235.
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:
- 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.
- If you are a minor (under the age of 18)
- It is 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.