What is counseling?
Counseling is a process that creates a relationship between the counselor and
the patient. Through that relationship the counselor helps the client to better
understand themselves and their relationships with others resolves personal issues
and allows the client to make better life choices.
Why is counseling used for?
Among the most common concerns that students bring to counseling are:
Am I eligible?
Any full time, part time undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled
at LaGrange College may use the Counseling Center.
Who are the counselors?
A licensed counselor directs the counseling and coordinates all other services.
All other counselors are associates or interns working under the direction of the
How do I get an appointment?
Visit or call the Counseling Center at 706-880-8177. You will be given an appointment
as soon as possible. Emergency appointments will be given priority.
What happens then?
During the first meeting with a counselor, you and the counselor will discuss
your concerns and what can be gained from counseling. This is an opportunity for
you and the counselor to determine your treatment options.
Will anyone else know?
The Counseling Center staff regards your inquiries and discussions as private
and confidential. All of the people who work at the Counseling Center are legally
bound to keep your visit confidential. No information of any kind is given to anyone
unless you specifically request it in writing.
Individual Counseling: This is one-on-one counseling between you and a therapist.
It is a weekly meeting to address personal concerns.
Group Counseling: Group counseling is a chance for you to be involved with peers
that share your concerns and needs. Groups deal with general issues such as study
skills and specific concerns such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.