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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.-S 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."

 

Victoria 'Tori' Rehr Victoria “Tori” Rehr, Specialist

Victoria “Tori” Rehr, is a Specialist in the Counseling Services department. Tori holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Juniata College, where she graduated summa cum laude and completed her thesis on cultural competency assessment. She has experience supporting students in a variety of capacities, including as a high school teacher and a college campus organizer. Tori also has experience with our Columbus State community from her previous role as a Learning Support Specialist in the Writing Center where she further supported student success by providing bilingual support on occasion. "Access to mental health services is critical to achieving students' educational goals. I love working as part the Columbus State community and appreciate serving in a capacity where I am actively engaged in decreasing the stigma around mental illness as a member of the Counseling Services team."

 

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.”

 

Shelby Hartzell Shelby Hartzell, Counselor

Shelby Hartzell, M.A., L.P.C., is a Licensed Professional counselor with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ohio University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. Shelby has experience working in both community and college counseling centers providing mental health services to individuals with emotional and trauma related concerns. Most recently she has served as a clinician at a domestic violence center providing trauma-informed services to women and children in both individual and group therapeutic settings. Shelby enjoys incorporating art therapy techniques into clinical practice and has a history of providing community education on domestic violence. “I strive to empower others to reach their full potential by providing a balance of support and guidance, as I believe that mental health and wellness plays a key role in student success. I am excited to be a part of the Columbus State community to advocate for others and reduce stigmas associated with mental health.”