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Becca 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.

Terri 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.

Carley 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.

Teresa Czekalla
Teresa Czekalla 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. She enjoys playing tennis, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

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