Counseling services are available to Ohio University Zanesville students. The goal of counseling services on campus is to assist individuals to be successful in managing stressors or mental health difficulties with the goal of reaching their personal and academic goals. Students are required to be enrolled to participate in counseling. Appointments can be made by calling (740) 588-1293 or email: email@example.com.
A student who needs immediate attention should contact:
Students who are interested in making a counseling appointment may do so by using Bookings, which will allow students to see what openings are available at a time that works for their personal schedule. I am currently conducting appointments on campus and virtually. Students who have a preferred method are encouraged to contact me directly (email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-588-1293) and we will set up a time together.
Muskingum Counseling Center: 740.453.9766
(for information about community mental health resources during normal business hours)
Crisis Line: 800.344.5818 or 740.453.5818 (available 24/7) or the Crises Textline: 741741
Allwell Behavioral Health Services - Guernsey County: 740.439.4428
2500 John Glenn Highway, Cambridge, Ohio
Allwell Behavioral Health Services - Muskingum County: 740.454.9766
2845 Bell Street, Zanesville, Ohio
Hearing Impaired - TDD 740.455.4142 or 800.432.4142
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are Counseling Services Confidential? Information shared in counseling is regarded by law as privileged communication, and with rare exceptions it cannot be disclosed to others without your explicit permission. In other words, no one outside of Counseling Services, including faculty, parents, and administrators, has access to your records or what you discuss with your counselor. Nothing appears on your records elsewhere in the university, nor is information you disclose to a counselor shared with anyone unless you request and authorize it. In addition, what you talk about with your counselor will not be made a part of any of your record elsewhere in the University unless you request or authorize it.
What if I just want some information about a certain issue? Student Services and Counseling Services will have informational pamphlets available for students or staff/faculty to simply pick up from the office. Topics covered by these pamphlets include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, concerns about a friend, suicide, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, stress management, and more. If you want to ask a question about a particular issue, you are welcome to do that too.
What if I might need more than brief treatment? If the things you are struggling with might be helped by longer-term counseling or some other help, the counselor will help you find a place in the community that can provide that service. Deciding what type of treatment will be the best choice for you or someone else is often a decision that requires extensive knowledge of mental health and of the local clinics and doctors. Counseling Services can help you through that process so that you don't feel like you're doing it alone.
Important Phone Numbers
- Ohio University: 24/7 Emergency Counselor Hotline or 740-593-1616
- Suicide Prevention: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255
- Muskingum Behavioral Health offers Tele-counseling: 740-454-1266
- Crisis Textline: 741741, like the Suicide Prevention Hotline, is also a 24/7 resource that gives students the ability to text instead of talk.