Counseling Services

COVID-19 UPDATE

Kent State remains committed to slowing the transmission of COVID-19 and following physical distancing guidelines. All Kent State community members and visitors are required to adhere to the Flashes Safe Seven principles to ensure the safety of our community. Face coverings are required. 

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.


FALL 2020 VIRTUAL COUNSELING EVENTS

 
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. 

  • Monday & Tuesday: 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 2 - 3 p.m.

SCHEDULE CONVOS WITH COUNSELORS


COPING WITH COVID STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP & VIDEOS

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. A student support group meets on Thursdays.

COPING WITH COVID STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP & VIDEOS


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! Follow Counseling Services on Facebook to engage.

  • Monday, Oct. 5 - U Good at 5:30 p.m. // Register
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 - Dogs on Campus Facebook event
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 - QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Training // Get details
  • Thursday, Oct. 8 - National Depression Screening Day // Free, anonymous screening
  • Thursday, Oct. 8 - ALICE Training // Get details
  • Build Your Own Self-Care Kit video
  • Self-care activities

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.


Dogs on "Campus" on Facebook - Oct. 6

Follow Counseling Services on Facebook to engage.


Midterm Stress Buster Week on Facebook

Join Counseling Services on Facebook 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.


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.


Final Exam Stress Buster Week

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