Ohio University

Drop In Services & Single Session Clinic

How do I get started?

Drop-in Hours are available to new or returning clients who are experiencing a crisis, to students who wish to initiate therapy at CPS for the first time, or clients seeking to return to therapy at CPS after a "break" in receiving services.

Please come to CPS during our Drop-in Hours. Your initial visit is an opportunity to explore your counseling needs in a confidential meeting with a Drop-in counselor. Together you can discuss the referrals that fit your needs and circumstances. Individual counseling, group counseling, and psychiatry are some of the services we offer at CPS, and we also make referrals to a wide range of other services both on and off campus.

Please visit us on the 3rd Floor of Hudson Health Center for all drop-in appointments.

Office Hours : Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Drop-In Hours : Monday - Friday 9:45 am - 3:15 pm

In an Emergency

If you need emergency care at an Emergency Room call 911, or the Ohio University Police Department at 593-1911.

Check for additional information/resources for Crisis Support.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about getting started at Counseling and Psychological Services.

Single Session Clinic

Many students may not be seeking ongoing mental health services. If you would like to meet with a counselor for one session to focus on a specific problem and have some help creating a plan of action, a Single Session may be most helpful to you. Check out the table below to help you decide if it would be best for you to use Drop-In or Single Session Clinic.

Choose the Single Session Clinic (SSC) if you...

Choose Drop-In Services if you…

  • have a problem or concern and are interested in a single conversation with a professional who will work with you to create an action plan in the session AND
  • are NOT interested in ongoing counseling or psychiatry services AND
  • do NOT have a CPS counselor currently
  • are in crisis and are struggling with one or more of the following:
    • Thoughts of suicide
    • Thoughts of harming others
    • Worried that someone’s life is in danger
  • have experienced a traumatic event that is affecting your daily functioning
  • are interested in:
    • Brief individual therapy
    • Group therapy
  • are currently receiving services from a CPS counselor, but in crisis and need to be seen today
  • are interested in discussing medication options
  • are concerned about a friend or family member and seeking some guidance on how to best handle the situation
  • Scheduled within a week
  • 45 minutes
  • Same day service; first come first served
  • Monday-Friday, 9:45 am-3:15 pm
  • About 25 minutes


  • You can also use Let’s Talk today or another time during the following hours at the Living Learning Center Room 160.
    • 5:00 pm-10:00 pm, Sunday-Friday
  • To speak to a counselor after hours, call 740-593-1616.
  • In an emergency dial OUPD at 740-593-1911 or 911.