Counseling Services | Kent State Stark | Kent State University

Counseling Services

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

View ALICE Training Sessions 
KEY:
FS - for faculty and staff 
BC - meets faculty and staff Beyond Compliance requirement
S - for students

 
Cookies with Counselors Kick-Off
| S
Wednesday, Aug. 29
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Campus Center

  • Stop by our table to win some prizes and meet the counselors.

​​​​LifeSaver Lunches Series | S
Tuesdays: Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Academic Success Center Conference Room

  • Lifesaver Lunches is a 4 week program that focuses on stress management and healthy coping skills. The program will help students identify stressors and build time management skills to find a balance between student responsibilities and self-care.

Managing Disruptive Behaviors | FS | BC 1.25 hours
Friday, Sept. 7
10 - 11:15 a.m.
Academic Success Center Conference Room
Registration required

  • Managing Disruptive Behaviors' is a presentation for faculty and staff to learn how to earlier identify and manage disruptive behavior in a variety of locations - including the classroom, office, and in even in emails.

Cookies with Counselors | S
Wednesdays: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14
1 - 1:30 p.m.
Campus Center

  • Cookies with Counselors is a monthly program that will focus on building skills to help manage the stresses of 'adulting.'  Stop by for some fast information.

​​​​​LavChats / LGBTQ+ Discussion Series Open Feedback Session
Thursday, Sept. 13
5 - 6:30 p.m.
LGBTQ Resource Room (Library 2nd Floor)

  • Counseling Services is collaborating with the Office of Multicultural Initiatives to begin an LGBTQ+ Discussion Series. We invite LGBTQ+ students to drop in to this feedback session to help us build the series.

Safe Space Ally Training | FS | S | BC 3 hours
Friday, Sept. 14
9 a.m. - Noon
124 Science & Nursing
Registration required

  • Safe Space Ally Training aims to equip students, faculty and staff with the tools for creating Safe Spaces and welcoming environments for LGBTQ students on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to confront the idea of privilege, learn about the LGBTQ community, interact with students who identify as LGBTQ, and obtain the tools to develop plans for making a difference in their departments and with students.

Dogs on Campus | FS | S
Wednesday, Sept. 26
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

FYE Success Series: Managing Stress | S
Thursday, Oct. 4
5 - 5:30 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium

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

Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Week | S
Monday, Oct. 15 - Friday, Oct. 19
(includes events listed below)

FYE Success Series: Managing Stress | S
Monday, Oct. 15
2 - 2:30 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium

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

Mental Health Resource Fair | FS | S
Tuesday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

  • Includes Dogs on Campus, Flash Ups and community resources.

Light After Loss: Stories from Survivors
Wednesday, Oct. 17
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Campus Center

  • All students, faculty and staff are welcome to listen to two survivors of suicide talk about their journey of hope and recovery. Counseling Services and the speakers will then answer question as a panel, discuss college student mental health, and provide connections to on and off campus resources.

National Depression Screening Day | S
Thursday, Oct. 18
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Counseling Services (Campus Center lower level)

  • Drop in to Counseling Services to take an anonymous in-person mental health screening and meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss your results.

Mental Health First Aid | FS | BC 2 hours | S
Friday, Oct. 19
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
124 Science & Nursing
Registration required

  • This is an evidence-based training course that teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. In this course you will learn risk factors and signs of addictions and mental illness, information about the impact of mental and substance use disorders, a 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help, and where you can find local resources to assist during a crisis.

LifeSaver Lunches Series | S
Tuesdays: Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Academic Success Center Conference Room

  • Lifesaver Lunches is a 4 week program that focuses on stress management and healthy coping skills. The program will help students identify stressors and build time management skills to find a balance between student responsibilities and self-care.

Finals Stress Busters | S
Monday, Dec. 3 - Friday, Dec. 7
Details to come

  • This week of activities will help you take a breather before gearing up for Finals Week.  Activities will include our BubbleRaptors returning to campus, Mood Food, a visit from Dogs on Campus, building your own Finals Self-Care Kit, coloring stations and more.

Dogs on Campus | FS | S
Tuesday, Dec. 4
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center