Counseling Services


To arrange a remote appointment, email

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Use also has created a list of anxiety & stress relief resources.

Faculty and staff may contact Kent State University’s Employee Assistance Program, IMPACT, at 1-800-227-6007, for live, immediate assistance.

In addition, there are several 24/7 professional support services available that can also connect you to local resources. You can reach the Crisis Text Hotline by texting 741-741. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by visiting their website for a live chat.

Caring for our students beyond the classroom.

Kent State University at Trumbull is committed to the success and well-being of our students, faculty and staff in the classroom, and out.

We understand that life happens outside our walls and that stress and other problems are part of your everyday life. Being able to talk through those situations can provide solutions and relief. Many times, we can talk it out with friends and family. Other times, counseling is a useful and effective option.

Some of the benefits of counseling include, but are not limited to, emotional well-being, personal growth, enhanced communication, self-management, and the opportunity to gain skills that will enhance your health, academics, relationships, and life.

With that in mind, Kent State Trumbull has recently welcomed Barbara Ozimek to its campus family. Ms. Ozimek is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has worked in outpatient counseling as well as crisis residential facilities. She has worked in mental health and chemical dependency treatment settings providing crisis intervention, dual diagnosis, mental health, and chemical dependency services. Ozimek earned a Master of Arts degree in mental health counseling from Walsh University.

Counseling services at Kent State Trumbull are free, private and confidential. Our focus is your success at Kent State Trumbull and beyond. We promote prevention, education and personal empowerment through our educational and counseling services.

Reasons for counseling may include:

  • Feeling overwhelmed/stressed out.
  • Balancing school, work and family/parenting.
  • Worry, fear, anxiousness, shyness.
  • Sadness, moodiness, irritability.
  • Anger/conflict.
  • Difficulty dealing with grief or loss.
  • Relationship, parenting, family and/or work issues.
  • Test anxiety.
  • Self-injury, suicidal thoughts and self-esteem issues.
  • Poor time management and/or organizational skills.
  • Build communication skill, self-esteem, confidence.
  • Addictions (i.e., gambling, spending, gaming, etc.).
  • Alcohol or drug concerns (misuse, abuse).
  • Bullying.
  • Sexual identity.
  • Concerns about life after graduation.

All issues discussed with our counselor is kept completely separate from academic and/or employment records, does not have a physical paper trail, and is not accessible by any individual on the campus other than the counselor. The identities of individuals are kept confidential.

Services for Students:

  • Individual and group counseling.
  • Referrals to community resources.
  • Coordination with other student support offices as needed.
  • Email access for appointment scheduling.
  • Mental Health Screening - Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

Services for Faculty & Employees:

  • Class visit and/or presentation on a variety of mental health topics by request.
  • Drop-in or email service to answer questions related to general student behavior.

If you are experiencing an emergency, and counseling is NOT available:

  • Dial 911 immediately.
  • Proceed to your nearest emergency facility.