Welcome to Student Life Counseling Services
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. Cummings
Who is Eligible for Counseling?
Counseling services are free to all currently enrolled students at The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.
Initially you will meet with the therapist who will collect preliminary information about you and your concerns. You and the therapist will decide on a way to address your concerns. This may involve individual or group counseling, referral to a physician, or referral to a clinician outside the agency.
Why Students Often Seek Counseling
- Family Conflicts or Turmoil
- Loss and Grief
- Academic Pressures or Testing Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse or Assault
- Not Fitting in with Peers
- Body Image Issues
- Eating Disorders
- LGBTQ Concerns
- Difficulty to Adjusting
- Anxiety and Stress Management
- Relaxation Techniques
What Can I Expect in Counseling?
- Counseling aims to help you understand yourself better, become more effective in reaching your goals and, in the process, become more successful.
- Counseling Services is interested in your personal, academic, and intellectual growth. Some students meet with their counselor on a weekly basis, some on a bi-weekly basis, and others at varying intervals.
- In these 50-minute sessions, you and your counselor talk about what is causing you distress currently and explore ways to understand and alleviate these concerns. Each student is permitted 10 sessions for each academic year.
- You will be asked to reschedule your appointment if you arrive 15 minutes or more after the scheduled starting time.
- Our services are provided on a voluntary basis (students choose to come to counseling), and you need not be referred by anyone to participate in the counseling process.
David L. Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S
Stephayne Harris MSW, LISW
Scheduling An Appointment
Counseling services are available to Ohio State Newark and COTC students enrolled on a part-time or full-time basis.
To schedule an appointment, contact us at:
Warner Center 226
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