Attending college can be one of the best times in a person’s life. It is often a time of meeting new friends, having new experiences, and discovering a new sense of freedom. For many though, this time is also met with a variety of new stresses and problems.
Rhodes State provides Counseling Services to any student who needs help understanding the problems they are facing. Students work with a counselor to learn new ways to cope or make positive life changes. College students who take the time to speak with a professional counselor are often able to resolve their personal problems and feel better faster than if dealing with the problems by themselves.
Common Problems that Students often bring to a Counselor include:
- Feeling of being overwhelmed
- Adjusting to new responsibilities
- Managing time and/or procrastinating
- Lacking motivation
- Making decisions
- Relating with family, friends, and/or significant others
- Test taking anxiety
- Feelings of sadness, loneliness, or depression
- Eating, drinking, or drug use behaviors that are of concern
- Coping with an illness
- Expressing anger appropriately
Gregg Stephens, MSW, LISW, a licensed professional counselor, received his Masters Degree in Social Work and his Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. If you are in need of immediate assistance and cannot contact the counselor, please call the We Care Crisis Center at 1-800-567-HOPE.
Making a Referral
Making a referral to the Rhodes State Counseling Services is an easy, informal process. If you notice that a student is depressed, unable to manage his or her emotions, appears to be in an abusive relationship, or has eating, drinking or drug use behaviors that are of concern, approach the student. Encourage the student to seek services without telling or ordering he or she to do so. If you would like consultation on how to approach the student, contact the Counseling Services office. If you assess that the student is in crisis, assist him or her in dialing the appropriate services for help.
Making an Appointment
Office hours vary. Please call Gregg Stephens to schedule an appointment at (419) 995-8865.
We Can Help
The licensed professionals of Rhodes State Counseling Services provide free, confidential personal counseling for all students who are currently enrolled and working towards a degree. Students are able to conveniently receive services while on campus.
Our staff understands the issues that many college students experience first hand. Whether it is adjusting to the...
- new stresses of the college classroom,
- troubles maintaining healthy relationships, or
- difficulty dealing with emotions of anxiety, depression, or anger.... we are here for you!
Rhodes State counseling staff is trained in helping individuals learn to cope with personal problems that interfere with successful personal or academic performance. Counseling services are provided on a voluntary basis and no referral is needed. All information shared by the student is kept confidential and will not be disclosed without the student’s permission. Receiving counseling will NOT appear on the student’s academic record.