Mental Health Counseling Services is here to help students maintain their academic pursuits in order to be successful in their lives. We offer short-term counseling, consultation, education, and resources to students who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems that are interfering with their ability to maintain in school and balance other responsibilities. Jump to Getting Started
June is Pride Month!
Did you know that 1.8 million LGBTQ+ young people have seriously considered suicide in the U.S. in the past year, but acceptance from just one adult can decrease that risk by 40%. Counseling Services is here for LGBTQ+ students that need us!
It’s Healthy To Ask For Help!
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED FOR YOUR SAFETY OR SOMEONE ELSE'S IMMEDIATE SAFETY PLEASE CALL 911.
"Remember to press 2"
New to our phone menu we have added a prompt "2" that will directly transfer you to Netcare Access, a 24/7 local crisis center.
If you are having a mental health crisis and need to speak to a counselor immediately "remember to press that 2!"
****This is very important when it is after hours or the college is on a break we will not be in the office!
Columbus State Hope & Help App
For important information on helping yourself and those you care about who may be at risk of suicide, download the Columbus State Hope & Help app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store by searching "Columbus State Hope & Help."
Are you having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis?
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Netcare Access or text the Crisis Text Line, 24 hours a day to talk with someone.
*Columbus State Counseling Services is not a crisis service.
Free $5 Amazon Gift Card upon completion and you also will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a $25, $50, or $100 amazon gift card!
To bring awareness to harful alcohol use in the collegiate environment we are providing students with ScreenU Alcohol! It is a free and anonymous screen for students to learn more about their drinking habits.
***Winners will be announced at the end of spring semester. Gift cards will be available until we run out. We will update the site if we run out of gift cards.
Counseling Services is providing teletherapy during COVID-19. We can be reached at 614-287-2818 or via email at email@example.com.
In addition, here is a list of providers we refer to: Community Providers
We can answer questions regarding insurance information, financial costs of care, treatment programs, and services that agencies provide. In some cases, we may be able to offer additional referrals based upon individual needs and presenting concerns.
Additional COVID-19 Info and Resources
For general coronavirus updates from the College, please see Coronavirus Info & FAQs.
To initiate services students can schedule an appointment by calling 614-287-2818 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also be referred by a staff or faculty member through Starfish. All referrals will be reviewed by our office specialist who will have initial contact with students. The student will schedule a 45-60 minute consultation with a counselor to discuss their needs and create a plan of action. If the counselor recommends brief individual counseling the student will then schedule an intake appointment with the next available clinician. The intake appointment will be approximately 50-60 minutes and the student will stay with this counselor for the remainder of their treatment. In some cases, the student may be referred to other on campus resources or community providers to coordinate an appropriate level of care.
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Shelbey Mitchell, M.S.W., L.I.S.W. - S
Call for office hours
Unsure if counseling is a good fit for you? Select here for a brief, anonymous mental health screening.