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Counseling Services

A licensed counselor is available on campus two days a week for students who may be experiencing difficulties with stress, family, school, or other mental health issues. The focus of the service is brief individual counseling with students, mental health consultation, and education. These services are confidential and free to students.

In-Person and Remote Sessions by appointment via Zoom are available

Students may schedule an appointment through the Student Services Office to speak with the counselor, based on availability.  If more extensive services are needed, the counselor will help the student to locate community resources, including New Horizons Mental Health Services, which provides a limited number of sessions free of charge to Ohio University Lancaster students who are referred.

Annie Brown, LPCC | 740.681.3769

Dates / Time Available
Wednesdays, 9 am to 1 pm
Thursdays, 2 pm to 6 pm

Focus of the service is brief individual counseling with students, mental health consultation and education. Students may schedule an appointment or drop in and talk, based on availability. If a student needs immediate assistance, they may speak with counselor only when on campus. Counselor will not be available for crisis, emergency, or individual counseling outside of regularly-scheduled days on campus.

Faculty and staff may also drop in for mental health information and consult.

Are you concerned about a student?

The CARE TEAM provides a systematic and professional response in instances where students’ behavior is concerning or disruptive to themselves, others or the community. The CARE TEAM does not provide mental health services, but we do provide faculty, staff, and students with resources and referrals. 

CARE Team Referral Form


Ohio University has contracted with TimelyCare, a virtual health and well-being provider, to serve OHIO Online and Regional Campus students.

Through either a mobile app or your desktop, TimelyCare provides 24/7 access to virtual care from anywhere in the United States at no cost. Services include

  • TalkNow: 24/7, on demand emotional support.
  • Scheduled Counseling: Select the day, time, and mental health provider of your choice (6 visits per year).
  • Health Coaching: Support for developing healthy behaviors.
  • Self-Care Content: 24/7 access to self-care tools and resources, such as meditation and yoga sessions, helpful videos, and short articles from experts.

Join TimelyCare

Immediate Emergency Assistance

Emergency Medical Services: 911

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988

Veterans Crisis Line: 1.800.273.8255, PRESS 1

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.7233

New Horizons Mental Health Services: 740.687.0835

Crisis Line: 740.687.TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line: 741741

Non-Emergency Questions

Student Services


Sarah Bogdewiecz, PhD
Director of Student Services
Office Phone: 740.681.3333

Mental Health Services