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Reba Olsen

Reba Olsen, American counselor. Licensed professional counselor, Georgia. Regents scholar State of Georgia, 1975.


  • Olsen, Reba was born on May 9, 1954 in Milledgeville, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Henry S. and Ellen (Stancil) Bales.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Social Work magna cum laude, University Georgia, 1976. Master of Education in Counseling, West Georgia College, 1988.


    • Social worker Fannin County American Red Cross, Blue Ridge, Georgia, 1976-1979, Gordon County Schools/Special Education Office, Calhoun, 1980-1987. Counselor, evaluator Dalton (Georgia) College, since 1987. Counselor Dalton Family Care, since 1993.

      Group facilitator Children Cope with Divorce, Whitfield County, since 1993. Facilitator grief/loss group First Methodist Church, Dalton, 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed professional counselor, Georgia.


    • Presentor conferences in field.


    Co-chairman Drug Free Schools Advisory, Gordon County/Calhoun, 1991-1993. Member troubled children's commission, Gordon City Schools, 1986-1987. Member Calhoun/Gordon County Child Abuse Council, 1985-1987.

    Advisory board member New Connections, Dalton, 1989-1993. Member American College Counseling Association, Georgia College Counseling Association (charter member, executive board 1987-1993, various committees, Outstanding New Professional award 1993), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.



    Reading, writing, aerobics, sewing, story-telling.


    • Children: Misty Olsen, Daniel Olsen.
    • father: Henry S. Bales
    • mother: Ellen (Stancil) Bales
    • children: Misty Olsen
    • Daniel Olsen
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    Born March 9, 1954
    (age 63)