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Suite 210 Wellness and Recreation Center
134 West Campus Drive
Campus Box 61
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-5331
Fax 478-445-2962

email evelyn.palm@gcsu.edu

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Counseling Services Staff


Jeff Duffey, M.D., Psychiatrist (part time) - Dr. Duffey works at Georgia College Counseling Services as a part-time consultant. His medical degree is from the Medical College of Georgia and he is board certified in psychiatry. Students can see Dr. Duffey at Georgia College Counseling Services only by referral from one of the regular therapists on staff. Due to time limitations, he cannot see students on an ongoing basis, but will assess their functioning and if indicated, provide an initial prescription for medication. He also offers educational discussions (on a time-available basis) for students who have questions about psychotropic medications that other providers have prescribed. To contact Dr. Duffey, call 478-445-5331.

Barbara Jackson, M.S., L.P.C., Counselor - Barbara is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, in Monroe, Louisiana. Barbara has worked in higher education for more than 17 years as a clinician in a variety of university counseling centers.  Prior to joining the Georgia College staff, Barbara worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor with Baylor University Counseling Center in Waco, Texas. Although she is a generalist, special clinical interests include counseling patients with issues related to depression, assertiveness, relationships, grief/loss, personal growth/improvement, developmental/transitional concerns and cultural competency. She can be contacted at 478-445-5331 or barbara.jackson@gcsu.edu.

Charles H. Morgan, Jr. Ph.D., Counselor/Coordinator of Clinical Services – A Licensed Clinical Psychologist for 35 years, Charlie is new to Georgia College coming most recently from the Counseling Center at Eastern Kentucky University. His career path has included 27 years as a professor of clinical psychology at Morehead State University where he also engaged in part-time private practice for over 20 years. He was a member of the Kentucky Board of Examiners for eight years and its chair for two of those. In 2011, Charlie was honored to receive the Distinguished Career in Psychology award from the Kentucky Psychological Association. In his extensive history of conducting therapy, Charlie has developed an approach sometimes described by colleagues as being a “teddy bear”. He has had the privilege to work with many survivors of trauma and abuse and help them reclaim their lives. Most recently, he has been studying and practicing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with appropriate clients.

Jan Nodine, BSN, MS, APRN, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist - Jan has her advanced practice nursing degree and is board certified as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. She recently joined the staff at GC. She received her BSN from the Medical College of GA and her MS from Georgia State University. Her interests include depression and anxiety. She can be reached at 478-445-5331. 

Evelyn Palm, Client Intervention Assistant - Evelyn has been with Georgia College Counseling Services since 2006. She is responsible for making initial assessments of client concerns to determine emergency needs. As office manager, she handles the administrative operations of the department and provides support to the counseling staff.  To contact Evelyn, call 478-445-5331 or email her at evelyn.palm@gcsu.edu. 

Mary Jane Phillips, Ph.D., L.P.C. (part time) Mary Jane has worked at the GC Counseling Service since 1982. She retired in 2011, and now works part-time at the center, as well as teaching in the Department of Psychological Science. She has a masters’ degree in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in counseling.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Although she is a generalist therapist, MJ has particular interest in working with stress, anxiety and issues related to sexual orientation. She can be contacted at 478-445-5331 or mj.phillips@gcsu.edu.

Cathy Rojas, Psy.D., Counselor/Coordinator of Outreach Services- Cathy joined the staff at GC in 2012 after returning to Georgia from one year of training in upstate New York. She has her Doctoral degree from Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Cathy has been counseling college students since 2008 both in Georgia and New York. She is originally from California and earned her B.A. in psychology from UC Santa Cruz. Cathy is trained as a generalist, but has specific interest in working with students experiencing relationship problems, low self-esteem and problems related to trauma. To contact Cathy, call 478-445-5331 or email catherine.rojas@gcsu.edu.

Darcy Shores, Ph.D., Psychologist (part time) - Darcy, a transplanted Michigander, moved to Georgia to attend Agnes Scott College, where she earned her B.A. in Biology and Psychology. Her doctorates, one in research-based clinical psychology and one in treatment-based clinical psychology, were earned from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She especially enjoys working with students who are facing challenges such as anxiety, trauma and family difficulties. She can be contacted at 478-445-5331.

Susan Spencer, M.Ed., L.P.C., Interim Assistant Director - Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been with Georgia College Counseling Services since 1994. Her masters degree, from the University of Georgia, is in Student Personnel in Higher Education with an emphasis in counseling. She's also a proud Auburn alumna, having studied journalism there. She has particular interest in helping students with existential and spirituality issues, but is a generalist therapist, working with students on a wide array of issues. She has a son who’s studying jazz and percussion at Florida State. Contact Susan at 478-445-5331 or susan.spencer@gcsu.edu.

Dixie Turner, Ph.D., Counselor – Dixie, a Licensed Counseling Psychologist, earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 2011 at Louisiana Tech University and a certificate in Multicultural Counseling while interning at Michigan State University. She uses an eclectic approach when counseling and often integrates mindfulness-based techniques into her work. Dixie is a generalist but enjoys working with students experiencing concerns related to stress and anxiety, trauma, depression and personal growth. She can be contacted at 478-445-5331 or dixie.turner@gcsu.edu.

Stephen M. Wilson, Psy.D., L.P.C.,  Director - Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been affiliated with Georgia College Counseling Services since 2006. He earned a Masters of Science degree from Augusta State University, and a doctorate from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Steve works with students experiencing a range of concerns, including ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress.  Contact Steve at 478-445-5331 or steve.wilson@gcsu.edu.

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