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Counseling Services and Student Advocacy

Are you growing or rooted in the same old spot in your life? Are you troubled by difficulties that seem to take satisfaction out of life? Students often face many obstacles and troubling situations while in college; not all of them related to academics. Limited personal counseling as it relates to the educational experience is designed to help students share problems with a caring, non-judgmental counselor who is trained to help with reflection, support, and solutions. Counseling can help students understand and clarify their life choices. Through counseling, students can learn to reach their potential through meaningful introspection, well-informed choices, and resolution of problems of an interpersonal nature. Brief counseling strategies are often utilized to help students resolve issues over a short period of time. If you think you could benefit from short term counseling, make an appointment soon!

For more information, contact:

Cheri Mattox-Carroll, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, DCC
North Metro Campus
Building A
Office 101B
5198 Ross Road, SE
Acworth,  GA  30102
Phone:  770-975-4152
Email: cheri.mattox-carroll@chattahoocheetech.edu

Students served by Chattahoochee Tech represent a broad range of educational experiences, age, socioeconomic, and lifestyle differences. Due to the diversity of this population, a range of counseling and supportive services are utilized to meet students’ needs as they relate to educational, personal, and career goals. Students often face many obstacles and troubling situations while in school, not all of them based in academics. Counseling can help students experience success in all facets of their life.

CTC Statement of Confidentiality

All discussions with a counselor are considered confidential. Counselors and support staff will not share this information with others to include faculty and staff without a student’s express permission unless in the case of an emergency. This includes all records maintained through support services. However, there are limits to confidentiality when a student expresses or implies intent to harm oneself or others. In other cases, counselors are required by law to break confidentiality if a staff member suspects abuse to a child or an elderly person or if there is a court order mandating that the office release records to a judge. If you have any questions or concerns regarding confidentiality, please discuss them with your counselor or support staff.

If there is an emergency during our work together, or in the future after termination, in which I become concerned about your personal safety, the possibility of you injuring someone else, or about you receiving proper psychiatric care, I will do whatever I can within the limits of the law, to prevent you from injuring yourself or others and to ensure that you receive the proper medical care. For this purpose, I may also contact the police for a home safety check or an emergency contact whose name you have provided.