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Wellness Center Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides individual mental health counseling to all enrolled and registered students who are willing to use our services on-site. There is no additional fee for this service. Other services also provided:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment
  • Consulting and Referrals
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Online resources and mental health screenings

Managing Anxiety and Fear Regarding the Coronavirus

Posted on February 10, 2020

Concerns for one’s health and ongoing news reports about the coronavirus can cause anxiety and fear. Resources to address and manage anxiety at this time include Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus and Road to Resilience brochure from the American Psychological Association. The Mount St. Joseph Wellness Center Counseling  staff are aware that fear and anxiety can lead to bias, discrimination, and hatred, and we are committed to combating that. One consideration we wish to recommend is to practice mutual trust and respect with other students and members of our community. In an effort to maintain and improve your own and others' good health, dignity, and well-being, please consider making the following commitments to our community:


1. I will practice and seek good healthcare if I think I might be at risk or feeling sick so that you and I can be our healthiest.

2. I will seek, and not ignore, accurate healthcare advice and recommendations.

3. I will not hide or lie about my symptoms if I am sick.

4. I will not knowingly or intentionally put your good health at risk.

5. I will not shun, ridicule, or punish you for trying to take care of your health.

6. I will not avoid, disparage, or attack you simply because I think you look like others who I think are at risk.

7. I will not simply dismiss your fears but will listen with empathy and regard.

8. I will try to give you my best support and care if you seek my help.

Modified on February 10, 2020 from University of Illinois at Chicago

Used with permission



Patsy Schwaiger Willig, LPCC-S
Phone: 513-244-4371

Rick Sacksteder, LPCC-S
Phone: 513-244-4855
James Braga, LISW
Phone: 513-244-4738

After Hours Mental Health Emergencies

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency (suicidal thoughts or feelings), please call 513-807-2516 to speak with the counselor on call. This number is for after business hours and on weekends when the Wellness Center is closed.  If your emergency needs more immediate attention, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for assessment and treatment. 

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This website is a great resource for finding out information regarding mental health issues faced by college students.

Wondering about your mental health?  Take screenings for Mental Health issues online! 

Ulifeline will connect you to information about stress, mental health issues and other information that will help you succeed in college. If you click on the "Self-Evaluator" tab at the top of the main page you will be able to assess yourself for issues that could keep you from staying well: alcohol/substance use, depression, PTSD, eating/body image issues, etc.

For students who are dealing with suicidal thoughts and would like to reach out for help through texting...this is a valuable resource!  Don't hesitate to ask for help!

This website has a number of resources to help students with psychiatric disabilities navigate college life.

Campus Safety Guide for online students, as well as safety apps to download for any student.

Take the Pledge to stop sexual violence on campus. 

Many sexual assault survivors are afraid to come forward for fear of not being believed, or being blamed for what happened to them. If you’ve experienced an assault or feel confused about a questionable sexual situation, know that you are not alone. Resources are available to you. Here are some statistics on the demographics of students facing sexual violence.

A quick and comprehensive guide to help manage stress and anxiety.  Check this out!

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Do you need long term or intensive treatment for a drug/alcohol problem co-occurring with other mental health issues? Here are some resources that may be helpful to you.
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Al-Anon Family Groups are for the families & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, & hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon is supported by the contributions of its members, and there are no dues or fees to attend a meeting. We believe there shouldn’t be any barriers to obtaining sobriety. We respect all members privacy and anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all Al-Anon Traditions.

This site provides local resources for drug and alcohol intervention and treatment.

While not local to the area, The American Addiction Center specializes in dual diagnosis and provides 30, 60, and 90 day treatment options for those looking for more intensive treatment. For more information Joan Burger-Holt, a treatment consultant for the Center is located in Butler County and can give you more information. You can call her at 513-313-7828 or to begin an assessment process is a tool that helps students take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. On the site, students can learn about the experiences of people like them, find the answers they need, and locate support. It’s a free resource and was developed based on input from leading clinicians, people in recovery, and experts from the White House and SAMHSA. We have also added a new content page directed specifically at a collegiate audience: College Students Page.