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.

You may receive 5 free counseling visits per semester as a current student. After 5 visits, a $20 fee will be charged.

"Let's Talk"

"Let's Talk* is another way to access a counselor for a brief and free consultation that does't require an appointment. Offered on a first-come, first serve basis, "Let's Talk" gives students a confidential space to get a different perspective, learn about resources, vent, discuss a specific problem, or get help for a friend.

"Let's Talk" is times:

  • Tuesdays from 10:15am-11:45am in the Babcock Formal Lounge
  • Wednesdays from 2:15pm-3:45pm in Longbrake Commons E on the lower level of Andrews Library
  • Thursdays from 2:15pm-3:45pm in the Recruiting Lounge (located in the room behind the box office on same level as lobby) in the Scot Center.

*The Let's Talk off-site walk-in model was developed at Cornell University.

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

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