The time you spend at OSUIT will be full of productive and enjoyable experiences as you learn new things and gain new skills. During this time of growth and transition, students sometimes experience personal issues that interfere with their educational and personal goals. Through the counseling process, students can develop the skills needed to cope with personal problems. Students often seek personal counseling services for the following reasons:
- problems with a relationship
- self-esteem issues
- suicidal thoughts
- crisis intervention
If you have trouble with any of these or other emotional problems, help yourself by seeking some form of counseling.
Things to Remember
- Counseling services are free to OSUIT students. If the difficulty in question is beyond our resources (for instance, an academic difficulty that could best be helped by tutoring or a problem that deserves more intensive therapy than we can provide), we can refer you to other sources of help.
- While we will make every effort to accommodate your schedule, appointments are usually necessary for counseling sessions.
- Counseling sessions are confidential with a few exceptions which include a court order, health and safety emergencies, imminent danger to oneself or others, mandated sanctions and child or elder abuse.
- OSUIT counselors do not: Prescribe Medications; Diagnose Mental Illness; or Perform Long-Term Therapy. For serious mental health issues, referrals are made to community resources.
Decisions about which career to pursue can be challenging. If you are uncertain about your career path, you can schedule an appointment to talk with a counselor for help with the career decision-making and planning process.
Disability Services & Academic Accommodations
Some reasons students visit the counseling center: