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).

The college has an embedded therapist. Dr. Jennifer Smith is a licensed psychologist who sees students on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. She uses evidence-based techniques along with a gentle and collaborative approach to help students improve functioning and reduce distress. Some of the common reasons to work with a psychotherapist include stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, identity issues, relationships, and other pressures of student life.

Interested students can email Jen directly for an appointment. Students are also welcome to use Ohio State’s primary counseling center, Counseling Consultation Service (CCS), which offers appointments 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Students can schedule an appointment with CCS by calling 614-292-5766.