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STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS AND COUNSELING

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.

Counseling can feel difficult because you are coming to discuss unpleasant aspects of your life. You may feel exhausted, sad, angry and frustrated. You can be confident that all of these feelings will dissipate as you work through your issues.

Types of counseling available

PCOM offers the following types of counseling through the Office of Student Affairs:

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.

Consultation

Consultation is available for individuals including students, staff and faculty to enhance organizational and interpersonal effectiveness.

COUNSELING FAQs

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES for medical and graduate students

On-Campus Counseling Services - PCOM

Ruth Conboy, DNP, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, 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

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 off campus resources.

On-Campus Counseling Services - PCOM Georgia

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

If you are in a crisis situation, call the suicide and crisis intervention line at 800-715-4225, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

Off-Campus Counseling Services - All Locations

PCOM also offers off-campus counseling and support services.

Carebridge Services

Carebridge Services

What is this Program?

The professional experts from Carebridge have a proven track record for providing confidential assistance and can help you find solutions to a wide range of personal and family issues.

Available services include stress management, relationship problems, substance abuse, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, difficult emotional issues, financial concerns, relocation, housing options, child care, eldercare and wellness resources.

Contact Carebridge student assistance program

Carebridge
Student Assistance Program
Phone: 800-437-0911
Urgent Calls: 24/7
Non-urgent Calls: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
www.myliferesource.com
PCOM's Access Code: R5SAF

These services are available at no cost to all PCOM students and their dependents.

Remember: Carebridge is not replacing the comprehensive support services you receive from Student Affairs. This is an additional resource option for those who wish to utilize confidential resources, if you are away from campus, or if you need emergency confidential assistance when PCOM is closed.

TelaDoc's "healthiestyou"Services

healthiestyou by TelaDoc

First Risk Advisors and "healthiestyou" have partnered together to provide access to doctors and licensed mental healthcare professionals. All telebehavioral health services through "healthiestyou" are free for PCOM students.

Visit myPCOM to view more details and learn how to access the service.

United Healthcare Insurance Participants

Mental illness treatment and substance use disorder treatment are treated like any other sickness. Visit the student health insurance website to find an in-network mental health provider:

Additional Resources

Click the links below for additional information on the following topics:

Visit Student Mental Health and Wellness on myPCOM for additional resources.

Crisis Situation

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Hotlines

The Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the United States to reach a trained crisis counselor.

If your emergency is life threatening, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

For emergencies that are not life threatening, you can contact Carebridge at 1-800-437-0911. Identify yourself as a PCOM student. The access code is R5SAFE.

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