Non-Emergency Services

There may be a number of reasons you're seeking out mental health services, and depending on what you need, the Counseling Center offers several ways of getting connected.  To learn more, please take a look at the statements below and select the statement(s) that reflect what you need.  Feeling like you want to be seen sooner before your initial appointment? Please visit one of our Let's Talk sites in the meantime.  Let's Talk is offered M-F in a variety of locations and mediums across campus.  For more information, visit our Events Calendar at the bottom of our homepage.

Some reasons for seeking counseling could include (but are not limited to):

  •  I am experiencing anxiety and/or stress
  •  I feel depressed and/or have low mood/energy
  •  I am concerned about my alcohol and/or drug use
  •  I am having difficulty adjusting to a recent change
  •  I am having relationship problems
  •  I am unsure about something significant in my future
  •  I need to make a major decision and need feedback
  •  I am dealing with a sudden loss
  • I am experiencing discrimination or harassment

If you are interested in starting counseling, you can schedule an initial appointment to discuss your concerns and options for services.  Initial appointments can be scheduled using our online portal.  Alternatively, you can call our front desk at 419-372-2081 to schedule.  Please note that students should schedule their own appointments (rather than other people scheduling for them).

Please note that our online scheduling link is only for initial appointments, not for ongoing counseling, emergency appointments, or other services.  You should only use online scheduling if you are a current BGSU student, not a current counseling client, not in crisis, and interested in counseling options.

Click here to schedule an initial appointment

Click here to learn more about what happens during an intiial appointment.

Feeling like you want to be seen sooner before your initial appointment? Please visit one of our Let's Talk sites in the meantime.  Let's Talk is offered M-F in a variety of locations and mediums across campus.  For more information, visit our Events Calendar at the bottom of our homepage.

You should check out our Let’s Talk hours!  Let’s Talk offers brief, informal consultations with Counseling Center staff online and at a variety of locations on campus.  The counselor will listen and offer support, problem-solving, information, and resources.  These consultations do not take the place of therapy and are not appropriate for emergencies, but they can help address a variety of concerns. 

You can get the details by clicking here.

You should check out our Let’s Talk hours!  Let’s Talk offers brief, informal consultations with Counseling Center staff online and at a variety of locations on campus.  The counselor can answer your questions about counseling in general, as well as the services available to you at BGSU. 

You can get the details by clicking here.

If our Let’s Talk hours don’t work for you, you also have the option of calling the Center at 419-372-2081 and asking questions.  If our front desk staff don’t have the answers, they can connect you to an on-call counselor who will speak with you.

Information about supporting students in distress can be found by clicking here.

Information about making referrals for counseling can be found by clicking here.

Our staff is also available to consult with you about your concerns for students and ways that you might help them and/or connect them to services.  Call the Counseling Center at 419-372-2081 during business hours (8am-5pm) and ask to speak with the on-call counselor.

If you think there may be an emergency, please call right away!  If it’s not during business hours, here are options:

  • Call the Wood County Crisis Line – 419-502-HOPE (4673)
  • Call or text the National Crisis Line at 988
  • Text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line

If you believe there is an immediate, life-threatening emergency, you have the option of calling for a wellness check.  Call 911 or contact campus or city police.  A police officer or other emergency responder will seek out the student of concern and check on their safety.

Students referred for Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services should call our front desk at 419-372-2081 to schedule an appointment and discuss other necessary details.  When you call, please have your sanction letter with you and ask for the assessment/class as it is written in the letter – we want to make sure that we schedule you for the correct type of appointment.

Students referred for an Emotion Management consultation should call our front desk at 419-372-2081 to schedule an appointment.  When you call, please have your sanction letter with you and ask specifically for an Emotion Management appointment – we want to make sure that we schedule you correctly.

Thriving Campus is a searchable online database of providers who are available to work with students. 

You can find the Thriving Campus site by visiting the front page of our website.

Our Student Assistance and Advocacy (SAA) services may be helpful to you.  SAA assists students in problem solving and identifying solutions, providing referrals and follow-up, navigating university procedures, and coordinating services for students involved with several BGSU offices.

To schedule an appointment with our Student Assistance & Advocacy Specialist, call the Center at 419-372-2081.  You do not need to be a counseling client to meet with the SAAS.

Our Center does not offer diagnostic assessment for these diagnoses, but we would be happy to help you find a referral.  Here are a few places to start:

  • BGSU’s Psychological Services Center conducts a limited number of assessments for these concerns.  To inquire about openings, call them at 419-372-2540.
  • Thriving Campus is a searchable online database of providers who are available to work with students.  You can search the Thriving Campus site by visiting our homepage.
  • If you’d like assistance in finding a provider for an assessment, our Student Assistance & Advocacy Specialist may be able to help you find a referral.  To schedule with the SAAS, call our Center at 419-372-2081.

Our Center does not offer assessments or letters for Emotional Support Animals, but we would be happy to help you find a referral.  A good place to start would be the Thriving Campus website.  Thriving Campus is a searchable online database of providers who are available to work with students. 

You can find the Thriving Campus site by visiting the front page of our website.

The Counseling Center offers ways to connect with peers about your mental health or if you need helping connecting on campus.

Peer Ambassador is a drop-in service where students meet first come, first served with an undergraduate intern to discuss their interests and how they can be better connected on campus to organizations and services.

Falcon 2 Falcon offers peer lead groups where individuals can talk with other peers about their mental health and life struggles.

Updated: 11/02/2023 09:24AM