Counseling Services Staff

Dr. Stephen Wilson Stephen Wilson, Psy.D., L.P.C., Director of Counseling Services - Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joined the staff of Georgia College Counseling Services in 2007. He earned a Masters of Science degree from Augusta University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 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.  Please note that communication by email includes a risk to privacy.  To protect your privacy, please refrain from including sensitive information in emails. 

Jeff Duffey, M.D., Psychiatrist - 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.

Evelyn Palm, Client Intervention Specialist – As office manager, Evelyn handles the administrative operations of the department, including scheduling students for counseling and psychiatric services.   Originally from Connecticut, Evelyn has an Associate of Science degree in Sociology from Georgia Military College.  To contact Evelyn, call 478-445-5331 or email her at evelyn.palm@gcsu.edu.  Please note that communication by email includes a risk to privacy.  To protect your privacy, please refrain from including sensitive information in emails. 

Janet Said, LMFTJanet Said, LMFT., Janet is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who joined the staff of Georgia College Counseling Services in 2018.  She earned a Master’s of Science degree from Mercer University and has been working with individuals and families for 15 years.  Janet is dedicated to helping students address a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, and relational issues.  She specializes in trauma and is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  Contact Janet at janet.said@gcsu.edu or 478-445-5331. To protect your privacy, please refrain from including sensitive information in emails. 

Susan Spencer, M.Ed., L.P.C., Counselor - Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, 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. Contact Susan at 478-445-5331 or susan.spencer@gcsu.edu. To protect your privacy, please refrain from including sensitive information in emails. 

Dixie Turner, Ph.D., Coordinator of Clinical Services – 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.  To protect your privacy, please refrain from including sensitive information in emails. 

Karon Ferguson, LPC, MAC - Karon is a part-time counselor with Georgia College. She earned a Masters Degree in Community Counseling from Mercer University. Karon is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)  and a  Master Addictions Counselor (MAC). Having a professionally trained and licensed therapist to talk with in order to sort out problems is an important step in getting help. Karon's approach is that no problem is too small if it causes you anxiety or stress. She uses professional tools and therapeutic techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Contact Karon at 478-445-5331.

Katherine Holtzclaw, LMFT Katherine works at Georgia College Counseling Services as a part-time consultant. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She earned her masters degree from Mercer University after completing her bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Georgia.  She has worked with couples, families and individuals for more than twenty years. In addition to issues related to stress and anxiety, she specializes in working with clients coping with grief issues as well as relationship and family stress.