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About Us

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 Mission

Counseling and Psychological Services facilitates and supports the educational mission of Ohio University and the strategic plan of the Division of Student Affairs. 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.


CPS affirms a commitment to advocating for respect, dignity, and inclusion throughout the OHIO community. We acknowledge the impact discrimination in all forms has on wellbeing and strive to foster a more culturally conscious environment in which we serve students. The staff of CPS 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.

Scope of Practice

Scope of Practice refers to the ability of Counseling and Psychological Services to meet varying levels of clinical need, which may impact the specific services received by students. 

License information:

Ohio Board of Counselor and Social Work:   https://elicense.ohio.gov/OH_HomePage

Ohio Board of Psychology:  https://psychology.ohio.gov/



International Accreditation of Counseling Services