Please note that groups are not for students to gather information for their research/projects/class assingments.
The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to support student success. While some services are available only to currently enrolled BGSU students. The Counseling Center offers a short term model of care for our BGSU students. We honor that each student has their own unique needs for mental health care. We utilize an individualized care plan for our students. Sometimes the recommendation for care may include, but is not limited to, participating in our skills workshops, individual short term therapy, group counseling, Silver Cloud, or connecting students to other campus and off campus resources, or a combination of our offerings. There are no additional fees for the services offered by the Counseling Center. Below is a list and description of our current services.
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.
The Counseling Center offers brief short-term individual therapy to students for a variety of personal concerns. Most students are able to meet their goals for counseling in less than one semester. Many students find that the initial meeting itself is all they need to explore and clarify their feelings and options.
The Counseling Center offers relationship counseling which can help address concerns that may cause difficulties in a romantic relationship(s). Relationship counseling can offer students the opportunity to gain insight into the dynamics of their relationship(s), refine communication skills, and develop skills necessary to resolve future conflicts.
Group counseling is an excellent form of counseling that been shown to be as effective, and at times, more effective, than individual counseling. Groups not only offer students opportunities to get support and feedback from others, but they are also designed to facilitate healing, learning, and change. The Counseling Center typically offers several clinical groups based on student need and demand.
Outreach groups are offered to meet a variety of student needs on our campus. Our current Outreach group offerings can be found by clicking here. Outreach groups are open to all current BGSU students. You do not have to be a client of the Counseling Center to attend.
Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Services
The Counseling Center offers individual screening for alcohol and other drug concerns, individual and group counseling, education, consultation and referral for BGSU students. These services are free to all students who come in on their own. There is a $200 fee for students sanctioned by the Office of the Dean of Students or court ordered. To set up an appointment or ask questions please contact the Counseling Center.
Student Assistance & Advocacy (SAA)
Student Assistance & Advocacy assists students in overcoming obstacles they encounter by problem solving and identifying solutions. It serves the needs of students by providing referrals, coordination, and follow-up beyond counseling services to link with community mental health and social service agencies. SAA also assists students in navigating the university procedures and coordinating services for students involved with several BGSU offices. The Student Assistance & Advocacy Specialist is the Ohio Reach liaison for BGSU and works with former foster youth to orient them to supports on and off campus.
Consultation & Crisis Intervention
Counselors are available during normal office hours to consult with students, faculty, staff, parents/families, or others who are concerned about the well-being of BGSU students. Counselors are also available to assist students in the aftermath of campus crises or tragedies.
Outreach programming and psychoeducational workshops are periodically offered. The Counseling Center offers a variety of training and professional development presentations for many University departments and organizations. An Outreach request can be made by anyone on campus including Residence Life staff, instructors, and student groups by completing the Counseling Center Program Request Form.
Students may be introduced to resources which offer more or different services from those available through the Counseling Center. Referrals may be made to other offices on campus or to professionals off campus.
Updated: 09/21/2023 10:03AM