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Cleveland State's Counseling Center offers important health services.


September 14, 2015

University offers array of on-campus health services to meet student needs


By Carissa Woytach

As students at Cleveland State University filter back into their routines at the university, offices across the campus are open to assist these students in both academic and mental health counseling. The Counseling Center and Academic Success Clinic Services are open to all students and staff to assist them in reaching their full potential at the university.

Disability Services and the Writing Center also offer support to help students reach their academic potential.

The Counseling Center offers academic, career and personal counseling to Cleveland State students, faculty and staff.

Their services include individual and group counseling, LGBT support, eating disorder support groups and academic success programs — such as anxiety management and stress reduction techniques. They also offer resources for those dealing with mental illness, self-injury or thoughts of suicide.

The center also has faculty workshops to aid in student success, including improving academic advising and techniques to recognize and refer a student in distress to the center.

The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with walk-in sessions from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Union building 220. According to its website, students are encouraged to set up a phone screening to help determine what services are best a few days before their scheduled appointments. To do so, students are asked to call 216-687-2277.

The Counseling and Academic Success Clinic (CASC), is a personal counseling and coaching center staffed by graduate counseling interns under the supervision of clinical director Claire Campbell.

Offering more academically motivated support, the clinic’s services include counseling for anxiety, depression and stress management, overcoming academic barriers, career assessment and planning and college transition assistance.

CASC is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Main Classroom 215D.

While walk-ins are not available, students can contact the clinic to schedule an appointment and determine what services are needed at or call 216-687-9325.

While both centers offer mental health services, including suicide prevention and depression screenings, they are not emergency services.

According to CASC’s website, if a student is in need of immediate care, they are encouraged to call 911 or the mobile crisis team at 216-623-6888.

In addition to CASC and the Counseling Center, services outside of coaching and counseling are available to students.

The Office of Disability Services accommodates the needs of students with disabilities to help them reach their full potential at the university.

According to their website, accommodations offered can cover hearing disabilities, attention deficit disorders and other learning disabilities.

To schedule a consultation to determine individual accommodation needs, students should call 216-687-2015.

The Writing Center offers consultations and tutorials to help students improve their writing abilities.

Going beyond just simple proofreading, the center’s staff offers workshops that are selected from the writing across the curriculum topics, as well as helping faculty in grant and proposal writing and consultations on student’s work.

Offering services to graduate and undergraduate students and faculty, their office is located in Rhodes Tower 124, Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For appointments, students are encouraged to call 216-687-6982.


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