Counseling Services Staff

Dr. Stephen WilsonStephen Wilson, Psy.D., L.P.C., Director of Counseling Services - Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joined the staff of Georgia College Counseling Services in 2007. He earned a Masters of Science degree from Augusta University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Steve works with students experiencing a range of concerns, including ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress.  Contact Steve at 478-445-5331.

Mr. Jonathan BlassingameJonathan C. Blassingame III, MSW - Jonathan is a graduate practicum student enrolled in his third year of the PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. His clinical interest is working with personality disorders. His research interest is identifying and understanding the underlying mechanisms that influence eating disorders among homosexual men. Moreover, his dissertation will investigate the influence of social media on the development of disordered eating pathology among gay men. In his free time, he enjoys working with his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in underserved communities to provide mentorship. He also enjoys running, reading, and traveling. 

Shadisha Bennett Brodde, M.S. LPC., Counselor.- Shadisha is a Licensed Professional Counselor who started her journey with Georgia College Counseling Services in May 2017. Shadisha works on a variety of issues from setting healthy boundaries, anxiety, trauma, depression, effective communication, LGBT, and substance abuse concerns. Shadisha also likes to help students who are adjusting to their college experience and helping students who are ready to launch from the college world to the greater world. Shadisha’s counseling philosophy can be described in this way. One of Shadisha’s favorite quotes is “Not all who wander are lost”. Shadisha interprets this to mean that while we can sometimes be anxious and unsure of our path and our destination but this is not a weakness, instead it means that we are seeking our best self and that makes our journey worthwhile.  She can be contacted at 478-445-5331.

Jeff Duffey, M.D., Psychiatrist - Dr. Duffey works at Georgia College Counseling Services as a part-time consultant. His medical degree is from the Medical College of Georgia and he is board certified in psychiatry. Students can see Dr. Duffey at Georgia College Counseling Services only by referral from one of the regular therapists on staff. Due to time limitations, he cannot see students on an ongoing basis, but will assess their functioning and if indicated, provide an initial prescription for medication. He also offers educational discussions (on a time-available basis) for students who have questions about psychotropic medications that other providers have prescribed. To contact Dr. Duffey, call 478-445-5331.

Katherine Holtzclaw, LMFT - Katherine is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She earned her masters degree from Mercer University after completing her bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Georgia.  She has worked with couples, families and individuals for more than twenty years. In addition to issues related to stress and anxiety, she specializes in working with clients coping with grief issues as well as relationship and family stress.   She can be contacted at 478-445-5331. 

Cynthia King-Harris M.S., L.P.C.,  Assistant Director of Counseling Services - Cynthia is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She received a Bachelors in Psychology from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana and a Masters in Counseling and Human Services from Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana.  She has 17 years of experience working in higher education as a mental health counselor and an adjunct instructor.  She has also worked with battered women and at risk high school students.  Cynthia maintained a part time private practice for 6 years.  Her clinical interests include working with clients encountering issues related to relationship discord, effective communication, assertiveness, self-growth, anxiety, conflict resolution, self-esteem and boundary issues.  To contact Cynthia call 478-445-5331.

Evelyn Palm, Client Intervention Specialist – Evelyn is responsible for making initial assessments of client concerns to determine emergency needs.  As office manager, she handles the administrative operations of the department, including scheduling students for counseling and psychiatric services.   Originally from Connecticut, Evelyn has an Associate of Science degree in Sociology from Georgia Military College.  To contact Evelyn, call 478-445-5331 or email her at evelyn.palm@gcsu.edu.  Please note that communication by email includes a risk to privacy.  To protect your privacy, please refrain from including sensitive information in emails. 

Cathy Rojas, Psy.D., Coordinator of Outreach Services- Cathy is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who joined the staff at GC in 2012 after returning to Georgia from one year of training in upstate New York. She has her Doctoral degree from Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Cathy has been counseling college students since 2008 both in Georgia and New York. She is originally from California and earned her B.A. in psychology from UC Santa Cruz. Cathy is trained as a generalist, but has specific interest in working with students experiencing relationship problems, low self-esteem and problems related to trauma. To contact Cathy, call 478-445-5331.

Susan Spencer, M.Ed., L.P.C., Counselor - Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, who has been with Georgia College Counseling Services since 1994. Her masters degree, from the University of Georgia, is in Student Personnel in Higher Education with an emphasis in counseling. She's also a proud Auburn alumna, having studied journalism there. She has particular interest in helping students with existential and spirituality issues, but is a generalist therapist, working with students on a wide array of issues. Contact Susan at 478-445-5331.

Dixie Turner, Ph.D., Coordinator of Clinical Services – Dixie, a Licensed Counseling Psychologist, earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 2011 at Louisiana Tech University and a certificate in Multicultural Counseling while interning at Michigan State University. She uses an eclectic approach when counseling and often integrates mindfulness-based techniques into her work. Dixie is a generalist but enjoys working with students experiencing concerns related to stress and anxiety, trauma, depression and personal growth. She can be contacted at 478-445-5331.