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STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS AND COUNSELING


       
 
Crisis Hotlines

Pennsylvania Crisis Line:
800-273-8255

Georgia Crisis Line:
800-715-4225

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line:
Text 741741

All crisis lines can be reached 24/7.

 
   

Mental Health and Wellness 
Counseling for Students

All students currently enrolled at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia may engage in counseling services at no cost.

The most common concerns that students bring to counseling are relationship issues, personal growth, low self-confidence, eating disorders, depression and anxiety, controlling the use of alcohol and other drugs, adjustment to professional school, academic difficulties, and career indecision.

About Student Counseling Services

Counseling is a collaborative process that involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship. In these relationships, counselors are facilitators who help their students understand themselves and their environments more accurately.

Students are encouraged to understand their feelings and behaviors, relationships with others and life circumstances. Discussion of issues enables growth in making healthier choices and taking responsible action with themselves, relationships, family and academics.

On-Campus Counseling Services - PCOM

Ruth Conboy, DNP, LPC

Ruth Conboy, DNP, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and her office is located on the first floor of Evans Hall, the hallway between Zedeck and Ginsburg Auditoriums.

Schedule an appointment:
Phone: 215-871-6606
Email: ruthco@pcom.edu
myPCOM - Counseling Information and Informed Consent Form (PDF)

Qualifications and Philosophy of Counseling

Dr. Ruth Conboy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of PA. She received her doctoral degree (DNP) from Quinnipiac University. She has provided counseling services in a variety of institutions of higher education for over 16 years. Ruth has also worked in private practice, as well as in inpatient and intensive outpatient settings. Ruth's experience as both a
therapist and a registered nurse provides her with a unique understanding of the challenges of becoming a healthcare provider.

Ruth enjoys providing short term counseling to students and assisting them in assessing what their needs are. Her goal is to create a caring, compassionate environment that is conducive to help seeking for all students. She is happy to provide referrals as needed, with the goal being that students have a positive experience, have an opportunity to become self aware, reflective and willing to seek the support they need so they can succeed academically, personally and professionally.

Ruth enjoys working with students individually and in groups, providing guidance and mentorship. When not at work, Ruth enjoys spending time with family, friends, her pets, traveling and exploring local arts institutions.

Center for Brief Therapy

The Center for Brief Therapy (CBT) is located in Rowland Hall, Suite 530. CBT is a comprehensive outpatient clinic serving the greater Philadelphia area. Therapy is offered to PCOM students at a reduced rate of $10 per session. Please call 215-871-6847 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to complete a brief intake to assess your needs.

Note: Due to a conflict of interest, the CBT cannot see PCOM psychology students for therapy services. These students may seek therapy services at no charge from Ruth Conboy, at a student rate from LaSalle University Counseling Center (215-951-1006), or through our virtual and off-campus resources.

On-Campus Counseling Services - PCOM Georgia

Leanne Henry-Miller, LPC, MFT

Leanne Henry-Miller, LPC, MFT, is dually licensed as a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. Her office is located in the PCOM Georgia main campus building at 625 Old Peachtree Road. The counseling suite is located behind the fitness center and cafeteria near the rear entrance security desk.

Schedule an appointment:
Phone: 678-225-7537
Email: leannehe@pcom.edu
myPCOM - Counseling Information and Informed Consent Form (PDF)

Qualifications and Philosophy of Counseling

Ms. Henry-Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Georgia. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a Clinical Specialty from the Georgia School of Psychology in 1997. She is a clinical member of the Professional Counseling Association and member of The Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach (AUCCCO). Ms.-Henry Miller has worked in community mental health settings, addiction treatment and in
higher education providing individual, couple, family and group counseling.

Ms. Henry-Miler primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused techniques although draws upon a variety of effective therapeutic interventions from the existential, family systems and humanistic orientations. Her philosophy of counseling is to help individuals align with personal goals, strengths and values for greater peace and contentment. She encourages individuals to be proactive and responsible for their happiness, relationships and personal serenity.

Ms. Henry-Miller enjoys advising and mentoring student leaders committed to community wellness goals. She also likes hosting outreach workshops on topics related to healthy relationships, resiliency, perfectionism, stress and coping. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her pets. Personal interests include cooking, hiking and watching football.

Counseling Services - PCOM South Georgia

The following is a partial list of counseling and support services in Moultrie and nearby areas.

Personal Counseling

Formation Counseling
Address: 844 GA 33 South, Moultrie, GA 31768
Phone: 678-590-5589
Website: formationcounseling.org
Cost/Insurance: Contracted with Carebridge and accepts most insurance.

Anodyne Counseling
Yvonne Cox, PhD, Margaret McDaniel
Address: LCSW 600 1st St SE, Moultrie, GA 
Phone: 229-985-8452
Services: Counseling available by appointment. Focus on chronic mental illness, emotional struggles, substance abuse and interpersonal difficulties.
Cost/Insurance: Most insurance accepted. Rates for PCOM students who self-pay is $100 per session (usually one hour).

La’Trina O’Neal, LMFT
New Day Counseling LLC
Address: 207 W. Monroe, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: 229-261-1018
Cost/Insurance: Contracted with Carebridge and accepts most insurance.

Jessie VanDeVelde Moreno, LMFT
Healing Connections Therapy Center
Address: 601 Virginia Ave N, Suite 1, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: 229-233-7992
Cost/Insurance: Contracted with Carebridge and accepts most insurance.

Dr. Tracey Knighton
NOVA Counseling & Consulting Services
Address: 1702 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707
Phone: 229-347-3384
Email: novacounselingandconsulting@gmail.com
Cost/Insurance: Contracted with Carebridge and accepts most insurance.

Walker & Hannor-Walker, LLC
Address: 323 Pine Ave. Suite 204, Albany, GA 31701
Phone: 478-952-9438
Cost/Insurance: Contracted with Carebridge and accepts most insurance.

Mosaic Psychological Services
Address: 229 Remington Ave., Thomasville, GA
Phone: 229-233-8009
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Services: Eight counselors on staff. Specialized areas of counseling include autism, trauma, adolescent counseling, anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders and parental divorce adjustment.
Cost/Insurance: Most insurance accepted. Rate of $150-$175 per session for self-pay.

Myra Jordan, LMFT 
Address: 9108 N Court St., Quitman, GA 
Phone: 229-263-1544
Hours: Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Evening appointments upon request.
Services: Focus on stress, anxiety, PTSD and relationship issues.
Cost/Insurance: Private pay only; can negotiate rates for PCOM students as needed.

Psychological Center of Thomasville
Address: 200 Gordon Ave., Thomasville, GA
Phone: 229-226-0741
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Services: Specialized areas of counseling include depression, anxiety, PTSD, family of origin issues, abuse, autism spectrum, ADHD and impulse control, chronic pain, child and adolescent counseling, marriage and family counseling and trauma counseling. Other services include psychological evaluations, psycho-educational evaluations, developmental evaluations, vocational evaluations, ADHD evaluations, pre-surgical evaluations, disability evaluations and medication management. 
Cost/Insurance: Most insurance plans accepted. Cost for private pay is $100 for the initial session and $75 for follow ups. PCOM students should inquire about a discounted rate.

Turning Point Hospital
Address: 3015 Veterans Parkway, Moultrie, GA
Phone: 229-985-4815 or 1-800-342-1075
Services: Counseling services are administered by master's level licensed mental health professionals and/or certified counselors, and medication management services are administered by board certified psychiatrists and/or advanced practice registered nurses holding a psychiatric certification. Turning Point also provides referral services if more in-depth treatment is required.
Cost/Insurance: Turning Point is in network with all major insurance carriers. Available services and fees are as follows:

  • Diagnostic assessment - $200
  • Individual counseling session with client and/or family members (30 minutes) - $105
  • Individual counseling session with client and/or family members (1 hour) - $150
  • Medication management - $130
LD Testing and Evaluation

PCOM is committed to meeting the accommodation needs of students who provide appropriate documentation to support their accommodation requests.

The following agencies advertise that they provide LD testing and evaluation. However, it is the responsibility of individual students to ensure that the agency can and will provide the appropriate documentation to support their accommodation requests. Students should email the coordinator of disability services (disabilityservices@pcom.edu) with any questions regarding appropriate documentation before securing the services of any agency.

Mosaic Psychological Services
Address: 229 Remington Ave., Thomasville, GA
Phone: 229-233-8009
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: LD testing and evaluation is $1,200 - $1,500.

Psychological Center of Thomasville
Address: 200 Gordon Ave., Thomasville, GA
Phone: 229-226-0741
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: Fee for a full LD evaluation is $500 - $800 depending on the number of sessions needed to determine a diagnosis.

Vereen Rehabilitation Center
Speech-Language Pathology Renee Crosby, CCC-SLP
Address: 3100 S Veterans Pkwy, Moultrie, GA
Phone: 229-890-3553
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Services: Testing and comprehensive evaluation for speech and language disorders. Must be referred by a physician.
Cost: Cost of evaluation for PCOM students is $459.

Childcare

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning sponsors a website and call center as resources to find licensed child care specific to one's location and needs. On the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning website, choose the "Find Child Care" tab on the right to search for child care by location, hours of operation, cost, number of children, etc. Only licensed childcare facilities are listed. Those facilities which have achieved "Quality Rated" status are identified. The Call Center (877-255-4254) is available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Types of Counseling Available

Individual Counseling

This treatment modality is offered on an as needed basis to work through personal concerns. Individual therapy is generally short term.

Group Counseling

Counseling in groups offers a broad range of insight and support from peers. Some groups deal with general concerns and personal growth; others have a more specific focus such as stress, coping and loss.

Outreach

Workshops provide information that is appropriate to the personal and professional development of medical and graduate students. Workshops include topics such as healthy relationships, resilience and stress management.

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