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Counseling Services

Directed by Linda Lauffenburger

Counseling is free and confidential (except in life threatening situations). Crisis intervention and brief counseling services are offered.  The Counseling Center can provide referral services to other mental health resources in the local community.

Counseling services are provided for a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, adjustment issues, grief over the loss of a loved one, eating disorders, sexual assault, and alcohol and other drug abuse problems.

How to Schedule an Appointment:

Due to a temporary change in coverage, please contact Angie Fairbanks in Student Development at 937-327-7806 to schedule an appointment with our part-time counselor, Karen Nelson.

Call (937) 327-7811 during our business hours (8AM to 5PM) and ask to speak with the Director of Student Counseling. If she is not available, please leave your name and number and she will return your call as soon as possible. You do not need to be referred by someone (doctor, professor, residence life staff, etc.) to seek counseling services.

The Director of Student Counseling will arrange for an initial appointment. Appointment times will be offered around your class schedule. The purpose of the initial appointment is to identify your problems and to explore how to best meet your needs. The counselor will explore with you the various options available to you and will help you to make a decision among these options. In an emergency, the counselor works hard to see you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about any of the services provided, if you would like to consult about a situation, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call.


The Counseling Services Office is located in the Health & Counseling Center, 003 Shouvlin Center.

After Hours Crisis Care:

Students may call our community mental health center, Mental Health Services of Clark County at 399-9500 if a crisis occurs after hours. 

Talk One-2-One:


Available 24/7 including breaks and summer.

Talk One-2-One provides easy access to qualified counselors who are skilled in helping students manage simple and complex issues, including: stress and anxiety, depression, personal relationships (roommate, peers, dating), family problems (including divorce, illness, sibling concerns), financial worries/concerns, alcohol abuse/binge drinking, substance abuse, homesickness, eating disorders, self-injury, and work/academic/life balance.

Crisis Text Line:

Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential.

Text “4hope” to 741741 for help.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

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Medical Transportation Rides:

Students may request transportation to off-campus medical appointments by contacting the motor pool office at 937-327-7446 or A scheduling form must be completed and turned into motor pool at least one business day prior to the scheduled medical appointment. You may obtain the form here, or by stopping by the motor pool office.  The destination must be within the Springfield City limits.  Rides will be provided by students employed by the motor pool office and will be offered Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. only.  Transports to off-campus medical appointments are for scheduled appointments only and will not be utilized for sick or injured students.  If you are sick or not feeling well, you can be seen by the staff in the Health & Counseling Center.  If you have a medical emergency, you will need to call the campus emergency line at 327-6363 or dial 911.


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