Student Counseling Services

Mental Health Matters
Mental Health Matters

Mental Health is an essential and integral component to overall health and wellbeing. Just as care for our physical health involves intentionality, so too does care for our mental health.

The YHC Student Counseling Center strives to come alongside students to assist them in developing the skills, strategies, and knowledge to improve their individual mental health as well as the relationships with those around them. The major aim of Counseling Services is to promote the social emotional growth and mental well-being of students. The Counseling Center is a nonjudgmental and safe space that strives to assist and provide resources to all students. Any concern of a student is regarded as important and is treated with respect.

Mental illness, addictions, and other challenges can emerge in response to college stress. The counseling center is ready to assist students with the following which include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall Wellness, Stress Management, & Adjustment
  • Developing healthy self-care practices and daily habits to successfully manage the emotional challenges of college life
  • Self-Awareness, Self-Identity, and Understanding
  • Generalized and Social Anxiety
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Eating Concerns and Body Image
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues & Influences
  • Relational & Interpersonal Distress
  • Anger Management
  • Past Abuse, Trauma, or Victimization
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
  • Building social support systems and developing adaptive coping skills
We are here to help
We are here to help

What we offer:

  • Free and Confidential individual, couples, family, and group counseling.
  • Periodic presentations, workshops, and posts related to mental health and wellbeing.
  • Resources on mental health and wellbeing.
  • Referral to local providers for long term treatment, medication management, and/or psychological evaluation if and as needed.

Counseling sessions range from one brief meeting to ongoing 50-minute sessions (up to 12 sessions per school year). 

We work closely with various faculty, student organizations, athletics, and campus groups to promote mental health and wellbeing and reduce any barriers to seeking treatment. The Counseling Center follows the guidelines set by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Code of Ethics of the National Board of Certified Counselors. The Center's records are closed to everyone without written permission of the student. An exception to this policy occurs when students are in imminent danger of harming themselves or someone else.

Where we are:

The Student Counseling Center is located in the Success Center on the bottom floor of the Rollins Campus Center beside Chick-Fil-A. 

Who we are
Who we are

Sandy McClure

Sandy has been the Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Counseling for 12 years and prior to that, served as the Administrative Assistant for the Physical Plant for 8 years. Sandy is typically the first point of contact for students with scheduling appointments whether by email or phone. Sandy is also happy to assist students with obtaining the necessary forms for completion prior to the first appointment. Sandy’s office is at the front of the Student Success Center allowing her to greet and welcome students with a smile and assistance. 

Nerissa Baker, MS/EdS, NCC, LPC, CCTSI
Nerissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #006700) and a Board Certified Counselor (#53865). She is additionally certified as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTSI). Nerissa has a Masters Degree in Community Counseling and an Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, both granted from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Nerissa has over 20 years of mental health counseling and consultation experience with a variety of ages and populations.

Tracy Dasher, LPC, LMHC, NCC


Tracy Dasher is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #012880) for the state of GA as well as a Board Certified Counselor (#1585497).   Tracy obtained her Masters Degree from Webster University in both Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.  Prior to coming into counseling, Tracy spent over 20 years in the field of Education and enjoyed teaching, being an administrator and serving as a mental health coordinator for several school districts.  She holds experience as a mental health counselor in community mental health positions, group practice, and having her own private practice as well. 

How to make an appointment
How to make an appointment

To make an appointment by phone, call (706) 379–5057 or by email at You can also stop by the student success center in person to inquire as to availability. Please complete forms and consents prior to the first session by clicking here to access the Counseling Intake Form and here to access the Student Consent Form. Additionally, please be sure that all health forms are up to date. 



Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What to do when you arrive
What to do when you arrive

Upon entering the Student Success Center, check in on the computer at the main desk and have a seat in the waiting area. Once checked in, your counselor or the administrative assistant will greet you shortly and escort you to the counselor’s office. If an emergency, please alert front desk staff for prompt assistance.   

Telehealth Services

Is ‘in person’ counseling services not for you? Would you prefer services at times other than 8:00-5:00 on weekdays? Would you like to speak with a Licensed Clinician immediately rather than wait for an appointment? 

If so, students also have access to Virtual Counseling Services 24/7 free of charge. These services can be accessed at To activate account, enter your last name, date of birth, and school zip code 30582. You can also reach 24/7 Customer Support at 866-533-1827.