Counseling Center

Counseling CenterThe LaGrange College Counseling Center's mission is to maintain a welcoming and confidential atmosphere while providing academic coaching, personal growth development and short-term counseling. The Counseling Center assists in attaining accommodations for students with physical, mental and learning disabilities and helps students successfully create both short and long term goals towards their academic, personal, and career objectives.

An important part of the philosophy of LaGrange College is that each student has the resources available to receive advice, assistance and counseling throughout his/her college experience. The Counseling Center does this by providing:

Short-Term Personal Counseling:

  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Adjustment to College Life  
  • Relationships Difficulties
  • Stress Management
  • Feelings of Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol or Substance Abuse
  • Personal Wellness

Academic Counseling:

  • "Time Management
  • "Study Skills
  • "One on One Coaching

Contact Information:
Pamela Tremblay, Ed.S., LPC
Director of The Counseling Center
National Certified Counselor
(706) 880-8313
ptremblay@lagrange.edu

 

Students with Disabilities:

The Counseling Center works to ensure that educational programs are accessible to all qualified students in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and expanded by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids are determined on a case-by-case basis for otherwise qualified students who have a demonstrated need for these services. 

Pamela Tremblay is the Section 504 coordinator.  She will receive proper documentation for learning and attention disorders, psychiatric disorders, chronic health impairments, physical disabilities, and any other physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity prior to the academic term when accommodations are desired.

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FAQ

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 primary counselor.

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.

Services

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.