Shelby Brennan, B.B.A., M.Ed. is the Program Coordinator for the Counseling Services Department. She has a Bachelors in Business Economics and a Masters in College Student Personnel, both from Ohio University. Shelby has previous experience working with students who have substance use disorders. She was a Graduate Assistant for two years in the Collegiate Recovery Community (R.I.S.E) at Ohio University. She believes that no student should have to choose between education and recovery. “Every student should have access to the resources and support they need in order to continue their education. I will strive each day to help each student at Columbus State feel welcome and a part of the Cougar family.” Shelby also enjoys staying active and believes that physical wellness is an essential part of recovery.
Shelbey Mitchell, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.-S is a Licensed Independent Social Worker located at the Columbus State Delaware campus through a partnership with Syntero Inc. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Mount Union and her Masters in Social Work from The Ohio State University with a focus in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Shelbey has been working with Syntero Inc. since 2015. Along with her role at Columbus State, Shelbey is a member of the Syntero Inc. school based prevention team in the Dublin district at Coffman High School as well as the Community Crisis Response Team. Over the last four years she has provided outpatient mental health counseling to adults, children, families, and couples working through a variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal concerns, and general stress. Shelbey also works for the Ohio Health Behavioral Health department where she performs mental health assessments in the emergency department. “I have always been passionate about working with young adults and am thrilled to be a part of the Columbus State family. College is a pivotal time in our lives that allows for us to grow and explore who we are and who we want to become. I believe in an individualistic approach to counseling that allows others to explore what unique skills they can use to achieve their goals."
Eriq Rory, M.A., L.P.C. is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and also earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master’s of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix. Eriq has experience working in both private practice and community mental health environments with an expressed interest in outpatient clinical services. Most recently, Eriq’s clinical work has provided services across the lifespan from middle adolescence to geriatric populations. He has worked with a diverse range of problem areas including mild mood disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders and general interpersonal conflict resolution. Eriq’s approach covers a wide range of evidenced-based treatment modalities, and he is primarily person-centered and strengths based. He also finds significant value in a psychodynamic approach. Eriq’s work has also included care coordination strategies that provide access to community resources for individuals who need additional non-clinical support. Additionally, Eriq appreciates a collaborative approach in working with clients and sees his therapist role as simply facilitative (i.e. “My goal is to help my clients move from point A to point B and to embrace their best selves.) The college years are often very transformative and I look forward to working with Columbus State students to help them along their wellness journey.