Programs Offered

Outreach programming and psychoeducational workshops are a cornerstone of the Counseling Center and important in preventing, educating, and supporting the BGSU campus community.  The Counseling Center offers a variety of training and professional development presentations for many University departments and organizations.  The Counseling Center also collaborates with several campus partners to facilitate programs for campus.  Below are a list of current programs provided through the Counseling Center.

Start the Conversation

Start the Conversation is a collaborative training offered by the Counseling Center and the Humanities Troupe from the Department of Theatre and Film. In the training, you will learn how to contribute to a community of care, how to identify the warning signs of people who may be struggling, and how to help (including suicide prevention strategies). Simple expressions of care are powerful, and you can make a difference in someone's life!

THRIVE Well-being Initiative

Focused Falcon Mindful Moments Workshop are free 4-week workshops offered to help manage stress, strengthen focus and attention, and increase memory. Additional key components of the workshop include learning mindfulness meditation, stress management techniques, methods to respond to difficult situations, and skills to live with intention and purpose. Introductory and advanced workshops are available

Out ? Falcons

Supported by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and the Counseling Center, Out(?) Falcons is a support group for people questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, as well as people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer and/or trans. This group provides a safe space to share experiences, gain support for challenges impacting your life and the LGBTQ+ community, explore your thoughts and feelings and build relationships with people who have similar experiences. This group is facilitated by LGBTQ+ Programs and Counseling Center staff members who identify within the LGBTQ+ community to ensure a welcoming and confidential space.  Contact Phil Hughes,; 419-372-2081 for more information.


GRIT = Strength of character, courage and determination to stick with things over the long term, despite hardship or obstacles.  GRIT programming teaches participants the importance of using GRIT to achieve a specific, long-term goal; along with how to build our own grit to reach our goal.  Typical GRIT activities include interactive tabling in the Union, a GRIT obstacle course in the Spring, or presentations/discussions on GRIT for the classroom/organizations.

An Outreach request can be made by anyone on campus including Residence Life staff, faculty, staff, and student groups by completing the Counseling Center Program Request Form.