Counseling services are offered to currently enrolled Wittenberg students and are provided at no charge. Services are confidential, except in certain cases where there may be risk of harm to self or others. The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as crisis services, consultation and referral.
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.
Director of Student Counseling
- Matthew West
Counseling Center Staff
- Brooke Schmidt, Staff Counselor
- Cassie Svisco, Graduate Student/Counselor in Training
- Sally Hackett, Graduate Student/Counselor in Training
How to Schedule an Appointment:
To schedule an appointment, call (937) 327-7946 or stop by the Counseling Center in 210 Shouvlin Center during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, with extended hours until 7pm on Tuesdays). If we are unavailable, please leave a message with your name and telephone number, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to current precautions encouraged by the World Health Organization, our office is providing virtual sessions to all clients to maintain recommendations for social distancing. The process for scheduling appointments remains the same (call, email, or drop-in). Once scheduled, your assigned counselor will reach out to you via email with a secured Zoom meeting link with password.
If for some reason you are unable to utilize the Zoom platform, please inform your counselor to explore alternative virtual options. In-person appointments will be scheduled for clients who are unable to secure a private space for their appointment. For in-person appointments, clients will be asked to wear a mask unless medically unable to do so.
You will be scheduled for an initial consultation and assessment appointment which may take about 60 minutes. Please arrive about 15 minutes early for your first appointment in order to complete your intake paperwork. During this first appointment you and a counselor will work to identify your concerns and explore how to best meet your needs. In crisis situations a counselor will try to see you as soon as possible. If you should have any questions about the services provided, or if you would like to consult with a counselor please call (937) 327-7946.
- 210 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.
- 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.
Medical Transportation Rides
Students may request transportation to off-campus medical appointments by contacting the motor pool office at 937-327-7446 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
At the Tiger Counseling Center, we believe in the importance of creating safe and supportive spaces for all individuals no matter their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, abilities, size, socioeconomic status, language or culture. In this office, we believe Black lives matter, women's rights are human rights, no human is illegal, love is love, and kindness is everything.