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About the Department

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) provides mental health and adjustment services to students and consultation to faculty, administrators, and parents of students. 
Our services are designed to help students understand themselves and their difficulties, and ultimately make healthy choices for their lives. 
We offer developmental, preventive, and remedial services. We also provide programs that promote the intellectual, emotional, cultural, and social development of Ohio University students. 
We advocate a philosophy of acceptance, compassion, and support for those we serve as well as for each other. We consistently strive to integrate multiculturalism into the everyday functioning and structure of our agency, including at the individual, service, training, organizational, and administrative levels. 



Our aim is to enhance the personal development and academic success of students by providing quality clinical, consultation, and training services. In seeking to accomplish our mission, we are committed to:  

  • Excellence in all of the counseling, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, training, and referral services we provide to the Ohio University community;

  • Respect for differences and continual work toward creating a safe, affirming, and inclusive environment for all individuals;  

  • Collaboration to sustain our high standards of productivity and wellness. 

Diversity Commitment

Our department affirms a commitment to advocating for respect, dignity, and inclusion throughout the OHIO community.

We acknowledge the impact discrimination has on well-being and strive to foster a more culturally conscious environment. Our staff values the unique contribution of intersectionality to the identity development of people. We recognize how themes of power and privilege inform policies, practices and events that impact the lives of our students. We use this appreciation to develop ongoing cultural awareness that enhances the work we do. 

More about CPS commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Social Media Goals

  1. Provide information to the OHIO community about Counseling & Psychological Services. 
  2. Provide educational material related to mental health and well-being. 
  3. Support other OHIO offices by sharing or re-tweeting their posts/information. 

Information retweeted or shared from other departments or entities is not necessarily endorsed or recommended by Counseling & Psychological Services. Our social media platforms are in no way a provision of clinical services, and our social media is not regularly and frequently monitored. 

OHIO Counseling on Twitter

Scope of Practice

Scope of practice refers to our ability to meet varying levels of clinical need, which may impact the specific services received by students. 

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International Accreditation of Counseling Services