(Aug. 13, 2015) — Jeanne McGowan recently joined Armstrong State University as director of the Counseling Center. With more than 25 years of experience, McGowan brings a wealth of knowledge to Armstrong’s campus.
“Many individuals and offices across campus rely on guidance and assistance from the Counseling Center,” notes Dr. Georj L. Lewis, vice president for student affairs at Armstrong. “Under new leadership, we look forward to a continued partnership with faculty and staff to support our students.”
A graduate of Marywood University and Widener University, McGowan received a M.S.W. and certification in School Social Work. Since becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2001, she has worked in both private and public settings as a clinician and administrator. For the past six years, she served as the director of counseling services at Gwynedd Mercy University in Pennsylvania.
Armstrong’s Counseling Center employs licensed counselors with a wide range of experience. Services -- which include supportive and mental health counseling, community referrals, crisis intervention and educational and skill building programs -- are available to Armstrong students at no charge.
The focus of the Office of the Counseling Center is to provide counseling to help students deal with the stress and personal adjustment issues that college can bring. The staff offers assessment and treatment of mental health issues as well as information and referrals for community-based treatment resources and services.