Student Counseling Services 

Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides short-term individual counseling to currently enrolled, full-time Wesleyan College students. Individual counseling provides an opportunity to explore your concerns on a one-to-one basis within the context of a confidential relationship. The counseling model attempts to empower you with the resources needed to make positive changes in your life. The counselor and student work together to define and discuss personal issues and reach mutually agreed upon goals.

Counseling is not a mysterious process. It is a process in which you and I work together to overcome obstacles which may be preventing you from reaching your fullest potential. Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides assistance designed to promote the academic, personal, and social growth. The college years are filled with exciting and challenging times for you. It is normal, even expected, that you will encounter difficult or stressful events. However, when you use the resources available to you, there is a much greater chance of success and overall sense of well-being.


Campus Health & Wellness Resources

There are so many factors involved in staying healthy beyond our physical health. In these times of busy schedules and compounding distractions it is crucial to make our happiness a priority. Luckily Wesleyan is here to help. See a list below of programs and contacts available to get you started.

  • Jill Amos, director of disability and advocacy services, promotes and advocates for a welcoming environment while encouraging access and appropriate accommodations. She serves as the ADA compliance coordinator and oversees special funding sources for students with extenuating circumstances. She assists with problem solving, helping to identify appropriate resources on and off campus as students learn to advocate for themselves. You can book Jill Amos at
  • Myrana Craig is a licensed counselor who uses dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and various research based therapeutic approaches to empower students with the resources to make positive changes in their lives. The counselor will work with you to discuss personal issues and aid in defining your personal goals. Counseling can help you overcome obstacles which may be preventing you from reaching your full potential. For more information see the Student Counseling Services website or other website resources. You can book Myrana Craig at
  • Dr. Steve Haberlin, assistant professor of education, facilitates meditation and mindfulness workshops during the semester. Research shows that meditation and mindfulness practices can reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration, and provide other benefits. For workshop requests or to talk about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, contact Steve Haberlin at
  • Kathy Malone is director of Mathews Athletic Center and the HPE coordinator. She is available to coach you toward long-term health and wellness goals. Kathy can also assist with nutrition counseling, weight room orientations, take your BMI and body fat measurements, and teach group or individual CPR/AED classes. For more information and a schedule of classes, see the MAC website. Contact Kathy Malone at
  • Inclusion Practitioner®, Tonya Parker, is our campus equity and inclusion leader. Her office provides support, advocacy, trainings, and other learning opportunities for campus members to be informed, engaged, and intentional about inclusive behaviors and practices. She assists community members with reports of Title IX and Title VI violations, including harassment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination, and works with the human resources director for Title VII investigations. Tonya handles these sensitive matters with empathy and attention to detail. She works with a team of trained investigators and deputies to investigate Title IX violation reports while providing resources and support for all involved in the process. Students should make an appointment to see Tonya Parker via email at
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Kristen Hallett, is the student resource for health-related information. She can assist with the medical management of some mental health conditions, nutrition counseling, weight management, sleep hygiene, women's health, minor illnesses, and injuries. She also handles referrals to both our on-campus physician and off-campus rescources for mental health care and treatment. Telehealth appointments are available. Book an appointment with Kristn Hallett today.
  • As the college chaplain, Dr. Tyler Schwaller can help students process life's big questions. Whether a student is trying to make sense of self-identity, wrestling with questions of faith or doubt, or just needs to talk, Tyler provides a non-judgmental space for reflection, emotional and spiritual support, and affirmation. Students should make an appointment to see Tyler Schwaller via email at    

Other Resources:

Meditation Space

Wesleyan’s meditation space is located on the third floor of OSP (near campus police). Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use the space for meditation, quiet time, or reflection during business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). However, due to new COVID guidelines, we ask that no more than three people use the space at any given time and that you bring your own towel or blanket to put over the meditation cushions. To receive a meditation space agreement form, which must be completed prior to using the space, please email:

Think Happy Thoughts! SilverCloud Behavioral Health Platform

All Wesleyan College students have access to the SilverCloud program. SilverCloud provides students with a broad library of online therapy programs to promote and support behavior change and overall mental wellness. The SilverCloud Health platform delivers clinically-proven, evidenced-based programs organized by condition topic through SilverCloud’s secure, anonymous, technology platform. The programs available include “space” from the following: anxiety, depression, stress, resilience, and insomnia and sleep. Sign up today at SilverCloud and then download the app.

Student Health Insurance Plan Benefits

Students on the student health insurance plan have access to free online professional licensed counselors and medical doctors through HealthiestYou at  

Website Resources


General Information:
Crisis Text Line

College Students and Mental Health:

Transition to College:

Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource List

River Edge Recovery Center
3575 Fulton Mill Road
Macon, Georgia 31206

Twin Lakes Recovery Center, Monroe, GA

Bluff Plantation, Augusta, GA

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery, Ball Ground, GA

Georgia Pines, Thomasville, GA

Willingway, Statesboro, GA

Ridgeway Institute, Smyrna, GA

Drug & Alcohol Addiction:



Bipolar Disorder:


Eating Disorders:




Sexual Assault:
National Sexual Assault Support Hotline - 800-655-HOPE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255(TALK)

Self-Help Booklists from

Online Mental Health Screenings:

24/7 Crisis Resources:
Life-Line: (478) 741-1355 or (800) 548-4221

Local Resources

Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health
LifeLine 24-Hour Crisis Help Line
478-741-1355 or 800-548-4221
340 Hospital Drive, Bldg E
Macon, GA 31217

River Edge Behavioral Health Center
175 Emery Highway
Macon, Georgia 31217

Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia
(Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence)
24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Navicent Health
777 Hemlock Street
Macon, GA 31201


Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource List

River Edge Recovery Center
3575 Fulton Mill Road
Macon, Georgia 31206
(478) 803-7600

Twin Lakes Recovery Center
Monroe, GA

Bluff Plantation
Augusta, GA

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery
Ball Ground, GA

Georgia Pines
Thomasville, GA

Statesboro, GA

Ridgeway Institute
Smyrna, GA

Support Groups:

Bipolar Support Groups

Hosted by Dr. Ali Ahmadi and Coliseum Psychiatric Center
For patients, family and friends who want to better understand how to live more productively with bipolar disorder;

  • When: Meets weekly from 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Where: Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, 340 Hospital Drive
  • For more information, call (478) 741-1355

Hosted by the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health
Our bipolar support group meets weekly to give patients, family and friends more information about this behavioral disorder. This is the perfect program for people who want to better understand how to live more productively with bipolar disorder or how to give support to a loved one who is suffering from bipolar disorder.

  • When: Meets every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, 340 Hospital Dr., Macon, GA 31217
  • For more information, call (478) 741-1355

Grief Support Group

Helping Hands Grief Support
This group offers emotional support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

  • When: Every Monday, 2:30 p.m. Every fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Coliseum Medical Centers, Bldg. C, Suite 120

For more information, call (478) 464-1401.

Survivors of Suicide
This group provides support for family and friends of persons whose deaths were intentional.

  • When: Second Tuesday of the month, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Where: Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, 340 Hospital Drive

For more information, call (478) 741-1355.

Eating Disorders

Tamy J. Blanding
Phone: (478) 714-9803

  • Meeting time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays
  • Meeting location: Call or e-mail Tamy for meeting location.
  • Group is for ages 19 and older.

Eating Disorders Anonymous
Eating Disorders Anonymous meets in the St. Gregory room (look for a building named "Parish Hall") Contact 912-541-1679 (Kristi Baston) for more information.

  • Meet at St. Francis Episcopal Church
  • 432 Forest Hill Road, Macon, GA 31210
  • every Wednesday at 6:30 pm.


National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is counseling?

Counseling is a psychotherapeutic service whereby “normal” everyday people receive help with “normal” everyday problems. The basic premise of counseling is that the person seeking help possesses within himself or herself the resources to solve the problem. By utilizing their skills and creating a special nonjudgmental atmosphere, the counselor is able to facilitate this process. Counseling is:

  • Psychoeducational. The counseling process involves learning about self, origins of maladaptive behavior, options for changing behavior, interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies and options for change.
  • Confidential. The content of counseling sessions as well as information about clients who seek counseling is kept strictly confidential. The only limits to confidentiality are an immediate and severe threat to the life of oneself or others.
  • Solution-focused. Rather than focusing on the past, counseling concentrates on present behavior and the facilitation of adaptive processes. The goals for the process are concrete and measurable.
  • Brief. Unlike psychotherapy, most counseling processes are short term.

All people face difficulties during their lives, you as a college student are no different. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. So, what are you waiting for?

Why are counselors important on college campuses?

College is a very unique time in a person’s life. Some students are very young and away from home for the first time. Other students may be going back to school with the responsibility of a family to start a new career. No matter their reason for being in college, the lessons learned and obstacles overcome during their college years can provide a wonderful opportunity for emotional growth and maturity. However, these lessons and obstacles can also result in negative consequences such as overwhelming stress, psychological problems, and academic difficulties that affect the performance of the student. Counseling services are designed to assist students with addressing the difficulties that they encounter during these years and to promote greater overall wellness within the student population.

What concerns do college students bring to counseling?

Students come to counseling with many concerns. Here are a few examples:

  • Lifestyle Adjustments: homesickness, making friends, time management/procrastination, cultural adaptation
  • Personal Identity: self-esteem/independence, decision making, anxiety/stress, questioning sexual identity
  • Relationships: parents, friends, roommates, boyfriends, girlfriends, unhealthy relationships
  • Academics: school work/grades, need to withdraw from school, performance anxiety
  • Depression: chronic depression, ups and downs, family concerns

Health and Wellness: binge drinking, body image, unhealthy eating patterns, STDs, sexual assault

What are some myths about counseling.

People cannot change.

FACT: Important changes often take time and energy in order to occur. Although many people feel some relief and improved mood after only a couple of sessions, counseling will not provide a quick fix to your problems. Counseling can help you work toward meaningful life change over the long term, in addition to helping you manage current difficulties more effectively.

I must have severe problems to see the counselor.

FACT: Seeing a counselor does not mean that you are mentally ill or "crazy." In addition to addressing more serious emotional problems, counseling can help with: life transitions adjusting to new surroundings difficulty juggling school, work, family, and other responsibilities academic problems, difficulty in test-taking and/or test anxiety struggles with self-esteem, communication, or assertiveness relationship problems

I am the only one who feels the way I do.

FACT: While each person presents to counseling with their own unique concerns, many of those concerns are similar to their peers.

My mental health has nothing to do with my academic performance, my relationships, social skills, and friendships.

FACT: Mental health affects all aspects of our lives and daily functioning.

Counselors “fix” problems

FACT: Counseling is not a quick cure for your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and concerns; to examine your options; and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set.

What services are provided through student counseling services?

Services include individual therapy, consultant and referral services, and outreach programming.

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments may be made with our counselor, Myrana Craig, online.

Appointments last approximately 45 minutes. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 4-6 sessions this semester. If a longer-term therapy experience or more intensive treatment is desired or clinically-indicated, then a referral to a private therapist or community service will be made as early as possible.

In order to be fair to all students and ensure access and availability to the counselor, there will be a no show fee of $20. Students who make an appointment and do not show and do not cancel 24 hours in advance will be charged a $20 no show fee.


All information within the counseling treatment is confidential. Information may only be disclosed with the student’s written permission. A student under the age of 18 must have parental consent to seek counseling services.

Confidentiality does not apply to the following situations:

  • Threat to self
  • Threat to others

Reported or suspected physical or sexual abuse of a child (under age 18), disabled adult, or the elderly

Are counseling records a part of my academic record?

No. Counseling records are separate from a student’s academic record. Counseling records are kept by the Counseling Office for a minimum of 7 years and are then destroyed.

What should I do in case of emergency?

In a life threatening emergency call 911 immediately. Then call Campus Police at (478) 960-7969 or (478) 757-5145.

For non-life threatening urgent matters during normal business hours (Monday—Friday, 8:30am—5:00pm), students may walk-in or call Student Affairs main office at (478) 757-5214. After hours and on holidays and weekends, students should call Wesleyan College Campus Police at (478) 960-7969 or (478) 757-5145.

What services are not provided through student counseling?

There are some mental health-related services that student counseling services is unable to provide (e.g., learning disability assessment, long-term psychotherapy). If one of these services is required, students will be provided assistance with the referral process. Please be aware that these services generally involve a fee. In some cases, health insurance may cover some of the costs. Referrals will be made as necessary.

Questions? Contact Myrana Craig at

Student Counseling Services
9:00am-3:00pm / Monday – Friday
Olive Swann Porter Building
Student Affairs: (478) 757-4024 or (478) 757-5214
Fax: (478) 757-4027

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