All UNOH students are eligible for an initial assessment and recommendations. UNOH students who are interested in receiving counseling services must schedule an initial assessment (IA). The IA is a chance to discuss your concerns with a clinician and receive recommendations about what services would be most helpful. IA appointments typically take approximately 30-45 minutes. During that time, you will check in with the front desk, complete paperwork, and meet with a clinician. The goal of the IA is to gain a thorough understanding of your history, presenting problem, prior treatment, goals for treatment, and to provide professional recommendations. At the end of the IA, you will likely receive a referral. That referral may include Counseling Center services, additional campus based resources, and/or a referral for a community based provider. The Counseling Center’s goal is to connect students with the best service to meet their needs.
When appropriate, students may be referred to short term services offered within the Counseling Center. CC services include: Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Specialized Treatment Programs, and Psychoeducational Workshops. Due to the high demand for counseling services, the Counseling Center operates according to a short-term treatment model in which the student and the clinician collaboratively identify and address the student’s primary concerns within a limited number of sessions. Consistent with the national average at university counseling centers, students typically average 4-6 sessions during a course of individual counseling.
Common presenting concerns addressed at the Counseling Center include:
Students whose needs cannot be accommodated through short-term services or who require a particular type of expertise not found in the Counseling Center are provided with a referral to a clinician in the Lima community. The Center provides referral services during the initial appointment or as these factors become apparent during the course of services. The following are considered in determining when services outside of the Counseling Center may be a better fit for a student’s needs:
1441 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, Ohio 45805
Attn: Counseling Center
Jaclyn Jarvis, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Director of Counseling
Monday - Friday 9:00AM — 5:00PM