Counseling Services

Wellness Wheel

If you are a student, you may see a counselor at the Longbrake Student Wellness Center by calling 330-263-2319 to schedule an appointment. Regular hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. There is a counselor on-call 24 hours a day for emergencies.

"Let's Talk"

Let’s Talk 15-minute Confidential Consults

Let’s Talk 15-minute confidential consultations are opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to connect with a counselor to get a different perspective, learn about resources, vent, discuss a specific problem, or get help for a friend. These consultations are conducted over Microsoft Teams (a HIPAA compliant platform) and are offered free of charge.

You may want to use ‘Let’s Talk’ for one or many of the following reasons:

  • Need to know about and get linked with resources on campus and in the community
  • Want help setting up self-care/ time management/ stress reduction techniques
  • Consult about a student, friend, or peer who may be having a difficult time right now
  • Touch base with counseling staff regarding a personal issue

Let’s Talk schedule for fall semester 2020:

  • Mondays 10 -12 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 10-12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 3-5 p.m.
  • Thursdays 2-4 p.m.
  • Fridays 2-4 p.m. (reserved for Faculty and Staff)

Sign up with one of the counselors

YOU@WOO to Increase Resilience

You@Woo Information

YOU@WOO is an online tool to support Wooster students’ success and foster campus connections.  Start by creating a confidential profile at YOU@WOO and take the Reality Checks to learn about your strengths and ways to increase your resilience. You will receive personalized information and resources to reach your goals at Wooster and beyond. 

Have you been put on the counselor waitlist? Unsure of what to do next? Check out our list of Things To Do While Waiting to Talk to a Counselor.

NOTE: Confidentiality is governed under state counseling laws. Counseling records are separate from student's medical chart and academic records.

If you need help in an emergency and the Longbrake Student Wellness Center is closed or you choose not to use our services, please use one of the following options:

  • Wooster Community Hospital Emergency Room 1761 Beall Ave. 330-263-8100
  • National Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Local Crisis Line: 330-264-9029
  • Crisis Text Line: Text '4HOPE’ to 741-741
  • Crisis Text Line for Persons of Color: Text ‘STEVE’ to 741-741
  • Trans Lifeline Peer Support Hotline: 1-877-565-8860
  • TrevorLifeline (LGBT): 1-866-488-7386
  • TrevorText: Text ‘START’ to 678-678

Connect with Mind Matters Student Organization

Mind Matters is a student-run mental health advocacy organization at The College of Wooster. The purpose of Mind Matters is to provide mental health advocacy and education to the campus community, and serve as a platform for communication between the student body and administration on topics concerning mental health on campus. 

Learn more about how fellow Wooster students are leading mindfulness exercises and ways you can get involved! Connect with the Mind Matters student organization.

International Student Support Program: My SSP

International students can access confidential and free support 24/7 from clinical advisors who speak their language and understand their culture as well as know the unique challenges students may deal with while studying in another country. Student can access articles, videos, tools, and resource and a clinical advisor through the app, website and telephone:

  • Download the free My SSP app from the Apple or Android app store
  • Visit the website us.myissp.com
  • Dial 1.866.743.7732 (for access outside of North America, dial 001.416.380.6578)

Counselors

All mental health professionals are licensed with Ohio Counselor, Social Worker Marriage, and Family Therapist Board:

Wellness

College life can be good, bad, and everything in between.  Learning can happen in different places and sometimes the most important things you learn happen outside the classroom. We’ve gathered some resources below for you to use as you learn to take increasing responsibility for your well-being and physical and mental health.

Mental Health & Trauma

In addition to the information provided below, there are free screenings available to you. If you are concerned about your thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors (including your use of alcohol), please use the online screening program to give yourself some feedback with complete anonymity. Just login with the keyword "Wooster." If you have any questions, please give us a call 330-263-2319.

Community Counseling Resources

One Eighty (formerly Every Woman's House)
Counseling and Support
Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault
104 Spink Street
Appointments: 330-263-6021
24 Hour Hotline: 330-263-1020 OR 1-800-686-1122

One Eighty (formerly STEPS)
Substance Abuse Treatment, Education, and Prevention
Gault Liberty Center
104 Spink Street
Appointments: 330-674-1020

Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes County
Mental Health (Including Pharmacological Therapy i.e. Psychiatric Care, Counseling)
2285 Benden Dr
Appointments: 330-264-9029
24 Hour Hotline: 877-264-9029

NAMI/MOCA House
Discussion Groups, Wellness Programs, Support
2525 Back Orrville Road
330-264-1590

Encompass Christian Counseling, Foster Care and Adoption Services
Offers Mental Health Counseling and Christian Counseling by Licensed Professional Counselors and Social Workers
637 College Ave
330-345-7949

Summit Therapy Center
4419 Cleveland Road
330-345-8450

This article from NAMI gives helpful guidance for finding a mental health professional in the community. You can also search local providers using this link from Psychology Today.

On-Line Resources for Mental Health Support & Suicide Prevention

Exploring Nature

Nature Resources