New Dawn Counseling Center provides mental health counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups. We believe that an individual’s spiritual beliefs are an integral part of the individual’s total makeup. As such, we aim to provide counseling services that are based on sound mental health principles and Christian values. However, services are provided to people of all faiths and backgrounds and the integration of Christian or spiritual principles into the counseling process is at the discretion of the client. We respect a client’s right to choose whether spiritual issues are brought into the counseling session and all clients, from those with a devout faith to those who have no formal religious beliefs, are welcome to receive services at our center.
Our counseling staff consists of licensed and masters level mental health professionals.
Ms. West is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the Director of New Dawn Counseling Center in Macon where she counsels adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and conducts groups covering various topics. She has also counseled individuals and families at Highland Institute for Behavioral Change, Crossroads Counseling Center, Hope Counseling Center in Atlanta, Acuity Counseling Services, and at River Edge Behavioral Health.
Ms. West is certified to provide pre-marital and marital counseling under the PREPARE-ENRICH Program. She also provides counseling to individuals under the Bureau of Prisons Community Treatment Services Program. Ms. West has a Bachelors of Arts from Mercer University, a Masters of Public Administration from Georgia College, and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Psychological Studies Institute (now Richmont Graduate University) in Atlanta. Her counseling approach is eclectic, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic orientations.
Carolyn M. Woodard
Ms. Woodard is a Licensed Professional Counselor at NDCC. She counsels adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and conducts groups at NDCC. Ms. Woodard also provides counseling to individuals under the Bureau of Prisons Community Treatment Services Program. She has provided counseling at Emory University Psychiatric Hospital, Cobb County Community Service Board, Ridgeview Hospital, Parkview Hospital, and other entities in Atlanta.
She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Wesleyan College in Macon and Masters of Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta. Ms. Woodard also currently works as an Assessment Specialist at Coliseum Behavioral Health / Lifeline in Macon. Her counseling modality is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
New Dawn Counseling Center is open Monday through Saturday with hours to accommodate your schedule. To schedule an appointment or obtain more information, call the Counseling Center at 478-254-3751. If a counselor is not available at the time of your call, you may leave a message on the confidential, 24-hour voicemail.
We accept several major insurance plans. NDCC also offers counseling at very competitive rates for those who do not have insurance and wish to self-pay.
3312 Northside Drive
Macon, GA 31210
Examples of issues clients may be dealing with:
- Adolescent Behavioral Problems
- Emotional Abuse
- Family Violence
- Grief and Loss
- Marital Issues
- Parenting Concerns
- Physical Abuse
- Premarital Counseling
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Spiritual Issues
- Substance Abuse
- Vocational Concerns
All counselors operate under the code of ethics for their professional licensing organizations and state law.