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.
· Initially you will meet with the counselor who will collect preliminary information about you and your concerns. You and the counselor 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.
· 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 Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC
Professional Clinical Therapist
David Wirt is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor Endorsement licensed through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. David earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1990 and his Master's Degree in Education/Counseling from the University of Dayton in 1996. He has worked both in Social Work and Counseling as a therapist since 1995 and uses an eclectic approach to counseling to help identify individual needs and create helpful approaches to change. David enjoys the challenges of helping people with many issues including, but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, PTSD, OCD, Adjustment Disorders, Grief and Loss issues, Divorce, and Blending Families.
DeeDee Fetters, MACPC, PCC-S, NCC
Professional Clinical Therapist
DeeDee is a Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Status-licensed through the State Of Ohio Social Worker, Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She is also a National Certified Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Licensed Pastoral Clinical Counselor. DeeDee enjoys helping students be successful; encouraging students through difficult times; and uses mind, body, and soul techniques when you just need to figure things out in life. She specializes in trauma counseling, eating disorders, attention deficit disorders, and many issues such as relationships, stress, and depression. DeeDee is the Veterans and Aspergers/Autism Counselor as well on this campus. Most importantly, she inspires the students to discover their laughter and joy to help cope with life's hardships.
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
WELCOME BACK AND THANK YOU VETERANS
Resources: Veteran’s Administration (Clinic)
1912 Tamarack Road
Newark, Ohio 43055-2303
Licking County Veterans Service
935 Buckeye Avenue
Newark, Ohio 43055
For additional resources: www.va.gov (click on Location and then click on Ohio) or contact Clare Rubadue at the Ohio Department of Veteran Services, 614-387-2835.
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Veterans to enroll for VA services you can call 1-888-615-9448
Veterans to chat with an online VA counselor you can go online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Veterans for a free 24 hour hotline you can call 1800-273-TALK (8255)
Gambling An estimated six percent of college students in the U.S. have a serious gambling problem that can result in psychological difficulties, unmanageable debt and failing grades. More information regarding gambling can be found by visiting CollegeGambling.org.
Active Minds student organization The purpose of Active Minds is to use the student voice to increase awareness issues of mental health, symptoms of mental illness, and available resources in and around the Newark community; to become a point of reference for information on depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, PTSD, and generalized anxiety disorder; and to become a liaison between students and the mental health community through fact sheets, hosting and/or sponsoring charity fundraisers, guest speakers, and related events.
The Newark chapter of Active Minds is currently inactive. If you would like information on rechartering the organization, contact David Wirt, Counselor at The Ohio State University at Newark.
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