Counseling Services

COUNSELING SERVICES UPDATE:

Effective March 16, 2020:
To slow transmission of the coronavirus and remain consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to practice social distancing, all Kent State University campuses are closed until further notice.

During this time, Kent State Stark's Counseling Services staff will assist students remotely.

Contact Counseling Services at 330-244-5048 (Emily Ribnik), 330-244-3408 (Kelsey Kalgreen) or email starkcounseling@kent.edu.


At Counseling Services, our focus is your success – both at Kent State University at Stark and beyond.

Located in the lower level of the Campus Center, Counseling Services offers students individual therapy sessions, educational workshops and training programs for students and the campus community.

Comfortable, professional and private, Counseling Services offers students the opportunity to pursue free, confidential individual therapy. Sessions are available all year, allowing students to focus on regaining balance, empowerment, promoting healing and self reflection to make changes in their academic and personal lives. When things are becoming difficult, not going the way you want, or when you feel that other people don’t understand or don’t know how to help – Counseling Services is here for you!

No matter what is bothering you – burn out, family issues, relationship problems, anger management, stress, worry and anxiety, a recent loss, self esteem issues, sexual identity, drug or alcohol problems, or any other mental health related concern – Counseling Services will help you find what best fits your needs to enhance your success and improve your life.


UPCOMING COUNSELING EVENTS

SPRING 2020

Cookies with Counselors
Wednesday, Jan. 29
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Campus Center

Dogs on Campus
Wednesday, Jan. 29
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

Pop-Up Summer Station
Tuesday, Feb. 4
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - drop in any time
Science & Nursing/Main Hall 2nd Floor Bridge Lounge

Pop-Up Summer Station
Wednesday, Feb. 12
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - drop in any time
Main Hall 2nd Floor

FYE Success Series: Goal Setting for Success
Wednesday, Feb. 19
1 - 1:30 p.m.
317 Main Hall

Pop-Up Summer Station
Thursday, Feb. 20
12 - 2 p.m. - drop in any time
Fine Arts

Cookies with Counselors
Tuesday, Feb. 25
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fine Arts

Midterm Stress Busters
Tuesday, March 3
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

Dogs on Campus
Tuesday, March 3
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

FYE Success Series: Intro to Stress Management
Thursday, March 5
12 - 12:30 p.m.
111 Science & Nursing

Cookies with Counselors - CANCELED
Tuesday, March 31
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Main Hall 2nd Floor

Safe Space Ally Training - CANCELED
Friday, April 3
9 - 11 a.m.
206 Main Hall

QPR Training - Faculty & Staff BC
Thursday, April 16
9 - 10 a.m.
via Teams

Spring 2020 Final Exam Stress Buster Week - CANCELED
This week of activities will help you take a breather before gearing up for Final Exam Week. Activities include our Bubble Raptors, Mood Food, a visit from Dogs on Campus, building your own Finals Self-Care Kit and Glitter Jars, coloring stations and more!

  • Tuesday, April 21 - CANCELED
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Science & Nursing/Main Hall 2nd Floor Bridge Lounge
  • Wednesday, April 22 - CANCELED
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Campus Center
  • Thursday, April 23 - CANCELED
    12 - 2 p.m.
    Fine Arts Lobby

Dogs on Campus - CANCELED
Wednesday, April 22
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

FYE Success Series: Self-Care 101 - CANCELED
Wednesday, April 22
2 - 2:30 p.m
316 Main Hall