MDCC - Counseling

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Empowering Your Educational, Career, and Personal Goals

Vision:  Counselors at Mississippi Delta Community College aim to provide consistent support contributing to the academic, career, and personal development of students with regard to and respect of their individual, diverse needs and backgrounds.  Through collaboration with faculty and other support staff, our ultimate goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment, equipping students with the tools necessary for optimal life success while at the College and beyond.

Mission:  The Office of Counseling Services provides a comprehensive, developmental, and systematic program that serves all students.  We offer a variety of services through individual and group counseling to empower students' educational, career, and personal goals; assist students with coping strategies; and provide effective intervention during crisis situations.  Our counselors consistently seek to show our value of multicultural diversity and individual differences amongst ourselves and others through our interactions.  We support the College's mission by helping to alleviate barriers to student success.

Counselors are available at all MDCC sites, Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm.

location counselor contact information
GREENVILLE Pamela Venton, M.Ed. School Counseling GHEC Office 139
GREENWOOD Katie Jones, LPC, BC-TMH, M.Ed. School Counseling Greenwood Center
MOORHEAD Darla Poole, NCC, CCC, M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Boggs-Scroggins Enrollment Services Center
Coordinator of Counseling and Disability Support Services
Vandiver Student Union,
Office of Student Services

Emergency Help

Call Life Help Mental Health Center 24 hours a day at 662-453-6211-extension 0, the MDCC Police at 246-8011, or 911. If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, tell someone, and seek help. MDCC cares.
Crisis Support Text Line
For more information, visit

What to Expect

A counseling session is about you: You’re the boss. The counselor’s job is to listen and help guide you to where you want to go. The client and counselor together create a relationship. If you come prepared to discuss goals and what matters to you the most, you will benefit more from your session than if you take a backseat.


Length of Service

Like most college counseling centers, MDCC generally provides brief, solution-focused services. Some issues may take several sessions to work through. Should long-term services be appropriate, your counselor can assist you in finding an off-campus provider.



Counseling information must remain confidential and secure; nothing is shared with anyone without your written permission except in specific legal exceptions listed below, or unless you indicate in writing that you wish the information to be communicated to specific persons outside the Office.

Exceptions to Confidentiality:
  1.  Clear and imminent physical or psychological danger to Yourself;
  2.  Clear and imminent danger to Another – every attempt will be made to warn the person;
  3.  Cases of suspected abuse of a Vulnerable Person – i.e., child, elder, disabled;
  4.  Court Subpoenas – legal advice to comply will be sought and followed.