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220815-Becca-Smith-39954-MJC1.jpgBecca Smith, LPC, CPCS 
Becca started as the Director of Counseling in 2021. She earned a Master of Arts in Community/Agency Counseling in 1999 from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. After graduation, Becca worked in community mental health and private practice. Becca started in college counseling in 2010 at Aurora University in Aurora, IL. In 2012, she joined the Valdosta State University Counseling Center and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2014. Becca joined the Georgia Southern University Counseling Center in Spring 2018 as the Assistant Director on the Armstrong Campus. Becca’s professional interests include but are not limited to anxiety, including obsessive compulsive disorder, perfectionism and social anxiety, traumatic stress including racial trauma, depression including suicidal ideation and relationship issues. She also has a special interest in working with the LGBTQ+ population, especially those who experience gender identity issues.

220815-Terri-Cordle-39984-MJC1.jpgTerri Cordle, LPC
Terri Cordle has been at Berry as the Associate Director of Counseling since 2006. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked with college students for more than 20 years. Terri earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clemson University and her Master of Science degree in community counseling from Georgia State University. Throughout her career, she has been very involved with the Georgia College Counseling Association. Prior to Berry, she worked in the counseling centers at Shorter, Kennesaw State, and Southern Poly. Terri enjoys working with a variety of student challenges and especially enjoys working with issues of identity and growth, stress management, and the mind-body connection.

220827-Carley-Price-38792-MJC1.jpgCarley Price, LPC
Carley Price has been with Berry since 2015. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. Prior to Berry, she worked at Floyd Behavioral Health in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as maintaining a private practice. She received her B.A in Psychology from Valdosta State University, and her Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Carley has a wide variety of interests, but especially enjoys working with issues of mind-body health, anxiety, relationship and growth/identity. In her spare time, she likes to travel with her family and attend Auburn football games.

maskewMajonica Askew, LPC
Majonica Askew started at Berry College as the Suicide Prevention Project Director and Counselor in 2022. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in private practice, community mental health and college counseling. Majonica was a Staff Clinician and Student Success Coach at The University of the South before coming to Berry College. Majonica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sewanee in 2003 and went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in 2006. Majonica specializes in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, stress and self-esteem issues. She has prior experience in crisis response and suicide prevention from her time as a Behavioral Health First Responder. As the Berry College Suicide Prevention Project Director, Majonica also facilitates various suicide prevention efforts on campus.

220815-Connor-Pierce-39964-MJC1.jpgConnor Pierce, LAPC
Connor Pierce started at Berry College in the Fall of 2022. Connor studied philosophy as an undergraduate and earned his master’s degree in Professional Counseling, both at the University of West Georgia. His passion for working with college students blossomed while completing his internship at the University of West Georgia’s counseling center. He loves being able to sit with clients as they encounter a multitude of new experiences, explorations, challenges, and identity developments. Connor has special interests in working with all forms of trauma, LGBTQ+ populations, anxiety, depression, and both interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship struggles. Connor likes to focus on self-congruence, identifying personal patterns and behaviors, and exploring the client’s direct experiences with the world to achieve empowerment and change. In his spare time, Connor loves to backpack and listen to music and podcasts.  

220827-Kuo-Deng-39046-MJC1.jpgKuo Deng, PhD
Kuo is a counseling psychologist, graduated with a Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington and now working as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Berry College. She will also be providing limited counseling hours in the Counseling Center. Clinically, Kuo is passionate about providing therapy and psychological services in Mandarin Chinese and English, using theories such as ACT, DBT, Compassion-focused Therapy, and mindfulness. Kuo is committed to serve historically marginalized populations and clients with diverse backgrounds, especially Asian/Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, international students, LGBTQ+ populations, and people of color in general. Academically, Kuo works on research around suicide methods, positive psychology as well as cross-cultural mental health. Kuo was born and raised in Sichuan, China, moved to the US year 2011. Kuo is multilingual, loves international traveling and had lived/volunteered in France, Morocco, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Burma.  

220827-Chante-Hill-39001-MJC1.jpgChante' Hill
Chante' Hill has joined Berry as a Counselor In Training. She is currently in her last year as a graduate level counselor at the University of West Georgia. She will graduate with her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December 2022. Chante's practicum was spent serving clients on the autistic spectrum. She has a variety of interests in the field of counseling including trauma, mind-body wellness connection, psycho-education, self-awareness, personal growth and development. In her spare time she loves to attend yoga and Tai chi classes.

sfranklove.jpgSebastian Franck Love
Sebastian has joined Berry as a Counselor In Training for Fall of 2022. He will graduate with his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Spring of 2023, from Georgia State University. Sebastian has developed a passion for working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, and interpersonal/intrapersonal struggles. He has broad interests in the field of counseling but some specifics include stress management, self-awareness, personal growth, and identity challenges. In his personal time, Sebastian loves to run, box, read, and spend time with friends.

220827-Kimberly-Barackman-38998-MJC1.jpgKimberly Barackman
Kimberly Barackman is the Office Manager for the Counseling Center. She will most likely be your initial point of contact when you call or visit the center. Your comfort and privacy are her main concerns. Kimberly loves spending time with her family, being in the pool and taking care of her eight cats and one dog!

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