Counseling Services

COVID-19 UPDATE

Kent State Stark's Counseling Services staff is assisting students remotely. Teletherapy services are available via telephone or Microsoft Teams.

VIDEO: HOW TO ACCESS COUNSELING SERVICES

 
CONTACT

Counseling Services
Emily Ribnik: 330-244-5048
Kelsey Kalgreen: 330-244-3408
Email: starkcounseling@kent.edu


COUNSELING SERVICES AT KENT STATE STARK

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.


SPRING 2021 VIRTUAL COUNSELING EVENTS

 
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DROP-IN COUNSELING SUPPORT

Are you feeling overwhelmed with online classes and struggling to work through your assignments? Are you having a hard time navigating remote learning and need support understanding the virtual format? Are you having a hard time communicating your concerns and frustrations to others and need help figuring out ways to do so effectively? Are you stressed and need to vent? We are here to help! Join us for Drop-In Counseling Support today!

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COPING WITH COVID SERIES

The Coping with COVID Series is a collaboration between Kent State Stark’s Counseling Services and Interfaith Campus Ministry.

  • Videos will be posted regularly throughout the semester that discuss timely issues related to mental health and wellness during the pandemic.

COPING WITH COVID VIDEOS


"SURVIVING THE STRESS OF COLLEGE" VIRTUAL GROUP

During this time of remote learning and virtual classes, the stress of college has changed in many ways. From navigating Flashline and Blackboard, trying to connect with peers and communicate concerns to faculty, there are a lot of factors impacting and increasing our stress. This virtual group will help students learn strategies to find success in college and overcome stress.

Join us on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. To register, email Kelsey Kalgreen at kkalgre1@kent.edu.


Dogs on "Campus" on Facebook & Instagram

  • Thursday, Feb. 4
  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Tuesday, April 27

Follow Counseling Services on Facebook or Instagram to engage.


Midterm Stress Buster Week: March 8 - 12, 2021

Join Counseling Services on Facebook or Instagram for Midterm Stress Busters! This week will feature activities, tips and tricks, and easy to follow ideas for managing stress at the midpoint of the semester.


Final Exam Stress Buster Week: April 26 - 30, 2021

This week of activities will help you take a breather before gearing up for Final Exam Week. Follow Counseling Services on Facebook or Instagram to engage.


Video: Goal Setting for Success

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

 


Video: A Positive Start to Stress Management

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

 


Video: Self Care 101

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