COVID-19 Resources: The Counseling Center is offering services for students via telehealth. If you would like to access Counseling Center services, call 419-372-2081.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center strives to promote the psychological well-being of students from diverse backgrounds; to foster their development, learning, and academic success; and to provide appropriate intervention when students are experiencing serious mental health concerns.
 
The Counseling Center welcomes all students. We aspire to respect cultural, individual, and role differences. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive and affirming climate for individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual/affectional orientations, religions, ages, abilities, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures.

EMERGENCY CRISIS INFORMATION

We have an on-call counselor available at 419-372-2081 for crisis situations from 8:00 a.m. to 5pm Monday-Friday. You can also utilize the Wood County Crisis Line at 419-502-4673 after Counseling Center business hours.  Wood County Crisis Line is a 24 hours, 7 days a week crisis resource for folks in Wood County.

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HOW TO GET STARTED

Need to start or restart counseling? Call to schedule your initial appointment.

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SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY

The Counseling Center staff are committed to providing affirming care for students of all gender identities and expression.

ASSIST A STUDENT IN NEED

The Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling as well as educational programming for the campus community. Learn more about referrals and requesting services

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College Park Building Room 104
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
419-372-2081
Fax: 419-372-9535

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 5:00
(some evening hours available)

Initial Appointments

Please call our office, 419-372-2081, to schedule an initial appointment with us.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

College years are an exciting time, but sometimes they can be stressful. Students may encounter problems that are not easily solved. When talking to friends or relatives about your concerns is impossible or unsatisfying, counseling is often the answer. Personal counseling is a way of talking about what is on your mind with an objective person who can help you to learn new skills and new ways of looking at situations so that you will be more capable of solving problems on your own now and in the future.

Students come to the Counseling for a variety of reasons including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, homesickness, trauma, family problems, eating disorders, and grief. Many students who seek counseling do not have a mental illness, rather they are having difficulty coping with a stressful life event. Some students come to the Counseling Center for help getting connected to other University or community resources.

If you feel uncertain about whether counseling is for you, we hope you will make an appointment for an introductory meeting and discuss your concerns with a counselor. There is no obligation to continue.

The Counseling Center staff welcomes all students. We aspire to respect cultural, individual, and role differences. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive and affirming climate for individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ages, abilities, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures.

Counseling services are made available to any enrolled Bowling Green State University student. Services come at no additional cost, are voluntary, and confidential.

Consistent with professional ethical standards, information that students share in counseling is held in the strictest confidence. Further information about the confidentiality policy and its limitations is furnished to all students who come for counseling.

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The counselors are qualified, trained mental health professionals and advanced graduate students with backgrounds in psychology. They are competent and caring people who can help students achieve more satisfying, educational and life experiences.

Meet the counselors

If you are a student wishing to meet with a counselor, the way to begin is through our scheduled intake process.  To schedule an initial appointment, please contact the Counseling Center during business hours, Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm in order to be scheduled.

Prior to meeting with a clinician, you will complete consent forms and fill out initial questionnaires.  Once completed, you'll speak with a clinician about what brings you to the Counseling Center and discuss further recommendations.

How to get started with counseling

The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to support student success. While individual and group counseling are available only to currently enrolled BGSU students, the Center offers consultation and outreach to all members of the BGSU community including faculty, staff, and parents. To read more about all our services, click here.