Counseling Services

The College of Nursing is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students, and we are proud to be among the first colleges at Ohio State to proactively offer psychotherapy services to students struggling with mental illness or emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and their therapist. Most often grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and non-judgmental (American Psychological Association, 2019).


Students, staff and faculty can request a tailored workshop for their group, class or student organization. To make a workshop request, please click on the link below and complete the form. It will be sent directly to the College of Nursing counselor, Shelby Woith who will contact you to consult on your needs and establish a program plan.

Availability to accommodate request varies over the course of the semester. During busier period please allow 3-4 weeks advance notice.

Shelby Woith
Mental Health Counselor

Shelby Woith, MA, LPCC

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 Ohio State University, College of Nursing community to advocate for others and reduce stigma associated with mental health.

Shelby Woith, MA, LPCC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical 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 substance related concerns. Most recently she has served as a clinician at Columbus State Community College.

Shelby is available for students to schedule individual counseling sessions. Please email or call 614-292-6952 to inquire about services and scheduling. If this is a mental health emergency, please contact 911, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or the Suicide Prevention Text-line (text 4HOPE to 741-741). If interested in scheduling a Mental Health First Aid Training, please email

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Claire Simon
Social Worker

Claire Simon, LISW-S

I am thrilled to be joining you at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and I look forward to working with you collaboratively to meet your wellness goals. I aim to cultivate a safe and empathetic environment during sessions to reduce the impact of adverse or difficult events on daily life, and to increase strengths, coping skills, and resiliency.

Claire Simon, LISW-S, has been working as a Licensed Social Worker since 2008 after receiving her Masters in Social Work at University of Michigan, and has been practicing independently since 2012. Claire believes in integrating evidence based therapies with a holistic and student centered approach that recognizes the strengths of each individual and provides a safe place to explore how to use strengths and resources to optimize success. She has clinical experience providing individual counseling, family counseling, and crisis assessment and intervention in community mental health, private practice, and medical settings.

Claire is available to nursing students for individual counseling appointments though a collaboration with Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service’s Embedded Clinician program. Please fill out the inquiry form at this link and note that you are a nursing student. Students can also meet with Claire for brief consultations via the “Let’s Talk” program and find other readily available resources at



Students may also reach out to Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service for additional support services.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline