Counseling Services

COUNSELING SERVICES UPDATE:

Effective March 16, 2020:
To slow transmission of COVID-19 and remain consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to practice physical distancing, all Kent State University campuses are closed until further notice.

During this time, Kent State Stark's Counseling Services staff is assisting 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

Fall 2020

Note: All in-person events are tentative per ongoing guideline discussions for COVID-19 health and safety.

Convos with Counselors
Counseling Services will be holding virtual drop-in hours for students to ask quick questions, have a consultation, or discuss being scheduled to start counseling. Dates and format to be announced.

Kent State Stark's Stress Less Week
Oct. 5 - 9, 2020

Counseling Services is collaborating with multiple Kent State and community groups to bring you a full week of events, programs and activities to help you Stress Less during Fall 2020!

  • National Depression Screening Day
  • FlashUps/U Good from Kent campus
  • C&A Collegiate Activities
  • Mental Health Resource Fair
  • QPR
  • ALICE Training
  • Meditation on Campus
  • Build Your Own Self-Care Kit
  • Coloring for Calmness Station

Dogs on Campus
Tuesday, Oct. 6
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

FYE Success Series: Goal Setting
Date/Time TBA
Location TBA

It only takes 30 minutes to learn steps to take to set, work towards, and achieve goals of all sizes.

Midterm Stress Busters
Wednesday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

Join us in the Campus Center for Midterm Stress Busters! This event will feature everyone’s favorite BubbleRaptors, a make-and-take stress ball, Coloring for Calmness, U Rock! (painting) stations and a visit from Dogs on Campus! 

Dogs on Campus
Wednesday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

FYE Success Series: Intro to Stress Management
Date/Time TBA
Location TBA

Take 30 minutes to learn some fast and easy-to-implement stress management skills.

FYE Success Series: Self Care 101
Date/Time TBA
Location TBA

Join us for this short workshop to create an easy-to-use self-care plan. Students will leave with a plan to engage in self-care to manage semester stress.

Fall 2020 Final Exam Stress Buster Week
This week of activities will help you take a breather before gearing up for Final Exam Week. Activities include our BubbleRaptors return to campus, Mood Food, It's Crunch Time, a visit from Dogs on Campus, Glitter Jars, coloring stations and more!

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Campus Center
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9
    12. - 2 p.m.
    Fine Arts Lobby

Dogs on Campus
Tuesday, Dec. 8
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center