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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

Cookies with Counselors
Wednesday, Jan. 23
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

  • Drop by the Counseling Services table, grab a cookie and maybe even win some prizes!

Pop Up Summer Stations
Ohio winter getting you down? Join Counseling Services for some drop-in, breezy summer fun!

  • Tuesday, Jan. 29
    10 - 11 a.m.
    Main Hall/Science & Nursing 2nd floor bridge lounge
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30
    12 - 1 p.m.
    Lobby outside 101 Science & Nursing
  • Thursday, Jan. 31
    2 - 3 p.m.
    Fine Arts 1st floor lounge

Intro to Stress Management
Thursday, Jan. 31
5 - 5:30 p.m.
Campus Center lower level

Depression Screening Day
Tuesday, Feb. 12
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.

Cookies with Counselors
Tuesday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

Intro to Stress Management
Wednesday, Feb. 27
10 - 10:30 a.m.
014 Main Hall

Mood Food, Stress Balls and Dogs on Campus!
Thursday, Feb. 28
12 - 2 p.m.
Campus Center

Self Care 101
Monday, March 4
12 - 12:30 p.m.
124 Science & Nursing

Cookies with Counselors
Thursday, March 14
12 - 12:30 p.m.
Science & Nursing Bridge Lounge (2nd floor connecting to Main Hall)

Dogs on Campus
Wednesday, March 20
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

Cookies with Counselors
Wednesday, April 10
12:30 - 1 p.m.
Campus Center

National Alcohol Screening Day
Thursday, April 11
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Counseling Services

Spring 2019 Final Exam Stress Buster Week
This week of activities will help you take a breather before gearing up for Final Exam Week. Activities include:

  • Glitter Jars & Stress Stars
    Tuesday, April 30
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Campus Center Fireplace Lounge
  • Build Your Own Self-Care Kit 
    Wednesday, May 1
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Campus Center Fireplace Lounge
  • Mood Food & Dogs on Campus
    Thursday, May 2
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Campus Center