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Staff

To contact us, please call (614) 287-2818 or stop into Counseling Services in Nestor Hall 010.

Ameena Mu'Min Dr. Ameena Kemavor, Director

Dr. Kemavor, Ph.D., L.P.C.C. is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and has been working in the field of mental health and community services for over 16 years. She holds a BA in Psychology from Kentucky State University, a MSEd in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University. Dr. Kemavor has served in a multitude of mental health and community service settings and has a wealth of experience working with persons with severe and non-severe mental health diagnoses and substance abuse issues. Dr. Kemavor has also taught at multiple levels of higher education and has served in the recent past on the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) Executive Board in previous leadership roles as President of a division and chapters of affiliated counseling associations. Dr. Kemavor has an impressive publication and presentation record and looks forward to sharing her expertise and talents with the CSCC community. "I am very passionate about mental health and wellness. I am sensitive to the needs of persons in this population and their loved ones and am working diligently through efforts of outreach and advocacy to ensure that the CSCC community continues to receive only the best in culturally competent, ethical, professional and quality mental health programming. I openly invite students to the Counseling Services center so that we can work together towards optimal academic and life performance."

 

Ashley Abbott Ashley Abbott, Counselor

Ashley Abbott, M.A., L.P.C., is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Ohio State University. Ashley has experience working in rehabilitation and college mental health services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. “I am excited to be a part of the Columbus State community and to work towards decreasing stigma around mental health issues. I practice from a holistic model of physical and mental wellness, and believe that through counseling, students are able to create lifelong changes that increase both academic success and overall happiness.”

 

Charles DePriest Charles DePriest, Counselor

Charles DePriest, M.A., L.P.C.C.-S is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has served clients in diverse mental health settings for the past fifteen years. He has a wide range of experience as a clinician working in residential treatment, the juvenile justice system, private practice, and emergency crisis intervention services. Recently, Charles has worked in community mental health as an outpatient therapist providing services for children, teenagers, and adults of all ages with a broad range of problem areas including alcohol and other drugs (AoD), managing anxiety, overcoming depression, resolving conflict, anger management, and stress reduction. “I am glad to be working with students at Columbus State, offering them support for issues in their lives with a goal of allowing them to move forward and reach their optimal potential. I offer a unique approach to students, allowing them to overcome challenges so that they can make empowered choices and live a greater degree of overall improved health.”