Supervisors Roster

Within the membership are individuals who have obtained professional status as either or both licensed and/or certified supervisors. They provide a supervisory experience for those seeking entry or greater knowledge in the unique field of college and university counseling. It is with pride that the association presents the following member-supervisors. Their emails are linked to their names.

Shannon Stephens, M.S., LPC, NCC (706-737-1471) Shannon is a Counselor & Internship Coordinator at Augusta State University’s (ASU) Counseling Center in Augusta, GA.  Since 2000, she has provided supervision to masters level trainees in the Counseling Center’s Internship Program.  As a counselor, Shannon provides academic, career and personal counseling to students and employees at ASU.  Outside of her job at ASU, she provides professional supervision for counselors seeking licensure as an LPC in Georgia.  Shannon’s primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral.  Professional interests include stress management/relaxation training, trauma recovery, faith/spirituality issues and treating anxiety and depression.

Bob Mattox Ed.D, NCC, LPC, NCCH, (770-423-6600 ) Bob is the Director of Counseling, Advising Program Services at Kennesaw State University. He has supervised doctorate and master interns, and counselors seeking licensure and certification.

Robert Mays, PhD Bob is the Director of the Augusta State University Counseling Center. He is a licensed supervisor for professional counselors in the state of South Carolina and Georgia.

Elizabeth Firestone, EdS, NBCC, LPC Elizabeth is a Counselor at Georgia State University.

Paddy Kennington, PhD, LPC, NCC (404-894-1970) Paddy is a Counselor-Educator at Georgia Institute of Technology with graduate courses in counselor supervision. She has supervised master level professional counselors in community mental health and school counseling; taught as an assistant professor in graduate counseling; and supervised practicum and internship graduate students. She provides training, workshops, and classes in student learning and behavioral issues such as decision making and time management in student success programs at Georgia Institute of Technology. She also does individual academic counseling for students in academic trouble.

Mary Jane Phillips, ABD, MS, LPC (478-445-5331) Mary Jane is the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. She works with college students on personal, academic, and career concerns. While most of her experience is in working with individuals, she also has training and experience in working with couples and groups. Her primary theoretical orientations are solution-focused and cognitive behavioral. She has particular interests in working with issues of stress management and gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues. She is also a doctoral student in counseling at Georgia State University at the dissertation stage of her program. She has received training and supervised experience in supervision during her doctoral studies.

Janice Walker, MA, NBCC, LPC (Office 330-490-7312. Home 330-966-0833). Janice has been supervising counselors since 2000.

While GCCA believes that the practitioners listed above are those best suited to provide guidance to individuals seeking a career in the college and university counseling setting in Georgia, you are also invited to contact the Georgia Composite Board for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia for additional assistance.