There is no charge for Counseling Services for students.
The Office of Counseling Services is proud to serve the students of Emmanuel College. Our mission is to help students define and accomplish personal, spiritual and academic goals. This mission will be accomplished through individual and group counseling and support, programming, consultative services, crisis management and assessment services.
- Individual counseling
- Support groups
- Crisis counseling/management
To make an appointment, please use this link . For emergencies, call 706-245-2881 (office)
Prior to making an appointment, please sign and date the Consent Form linked here.
In Student Life office across from the old gym
Monday-Thursday 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Friday – 8:30a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Appointments are preferred, but not necessary.
A Word About Groups
Counseling Services may offer support groups or topical groups throughout the semester, covering subjects like depression, eating disorders, anger management, self-esteem, communication, and others. If you are interested in participating in a group, please contact Counseling Services.
Who We Serve
Counseling services are provided by licensed staff members and available to current Emmanuel College students. When deemed necessary, friends, family members or others may be asked to join an individual counseling session. Services are not available through Counseling Services to faculty or staff (please see information regarding EAP), the community at large or family members of students.
In case of emergencies after hours, on-campus students should contact their Residence Director or call 911, or get to the closest local hospital emergency room.
Meet our counselors
Jessica Middlebrooks is a Carnesville, Ga native and is a alumni of Emmanuel College. She graduated with a BS in Worship and Music Ministry. Jessica went on to Liberty University where she graduated with a MA in Professional Counseling. Jessica is a licensed professional counselor with the state of Georgia and is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Jessica is proud to provide professional and addiction counseling services to the students at Emmanuel College. Jessica also works as the Director of Music and Children’s ministry at God’s Way Bible Church in Toccoa Ga. When not working, Jessica loves spending time with her husband Casey and son Cole. She also enjoys traveling, reading and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan. To set up a counseling session with Jessica please use this link or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
served 19 years as lead pastor in Orlando, Florida, after five years of youth ministry. He’s now in his 16th year as Campus Pastor and Director of Spiritual Life at Emmanuel College. He speaks in churches, conventions, and schools, and is the author of ten books, including “Pause With Jesus,” “Underwater,” and “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.” His latest book is his 2nd collection of poems—“embracing now: pain, joy, healing, living.” Pastor helps plan our Chapel services, and is honored to minister to students through pastoral care and mentoring. Email him at CMaxwell@ec.edu or text him at 706-680-0733.