Wellness Center Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

  • Make an appointment with a Wellness Center Counselor.  Counseling is free for all MSJ students.  To make an appointment:
  • Want Tele-counseling? Use TimelyCare . Also free to MSJ Full-time students regardless of where you currently reside. Click here to access the the HIPAA complaint portal used for this service and download the new TimelyCare App. Part-time students may register in TimelyCare for a $75 fee per semester. To access that form Click Here

Mental Health Crisis Intervention

  • Not feeling safe?   Suicide Crisis Hotline: Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
  • Not an emergency? Can't wait until business hours to see someone? 
    • TalkNow: 24/7 Tele-Health Single-Session Consultation with TimelyCare counselor      Click here
    • Call MSJ Counselor-on-call at 513-807-2516.
      • When the University is closed, the on call number will be forwarded to Campus Police who will connect student with appropriate services.

Self-Help/ Screenings


Other mental health hotlines and resources - local and national

Overwhelmed with feelings of grief and loss? Do you feel overwhelmed about current world events?

In the past two years, we have been overwhelmed with managing anxiety and depression due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  In the past few weeks, many of us are also overwhelmed with grief and loss, personally and globally.    

Below are some resources that could help:

Personal loss and grief: https://www.mhanational.org/bereavement-and-grief

Anxiety about War in Ukraine: (two downloadable workbooks...one to print and use, the other a fillable workbook you can download. 



Wellness Center Counseling Staff

Patsy Schwaiger Willig, LPCC-S
Phone: 513-244-4371
Molly McDaniel, LPCC
Phone: 513-244-4206
Sarah Olson, CT
Phone: 513-244-4855

After Hours Mental Health Emergencies

Wellness Center business hours are M-F , 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM.  If, after business hours, you are experiencing a mental health emergency (suicidal thoughts or feelings), please call or text 988, OR chat 988lifeline.org. If you are on campus, you can also contact Campus Police at 513-244-4200.  If your need is urgent, but not life threatening,

Use TalkNow, a single session counseling session for urgent concerns, through the TimelyCare app, which is available to all full-time students.  Click on this link:    TimelyCare

call 513-807-2516 to speak with the Wellness Center counselor on call.  When the University is closed, the Wellness Center On-call number is forwarded to Campus Police. 


For students

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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 mindfulness course that could help you during a stressful time....

Explore self-help and inspirational mental health podcasts.

Wellness Video

Addiction Treatment Resources

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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This site offers a comprehensive overview of College drinking.  Great information and a resource for addiction treatment. 

BIPOC Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Resource

An extensive list of substance use and mental health resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

StartYourRecovery.org 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.

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.

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 jburgerholt@contactaac.com to begin an assessment process

Coping with COVID-19

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Tips for Parents

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Relaxation Exercises

Mental Health Resources: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+

This link will lead one to a website with great resources to support the emotional well-being of all LGBTQIA+ persons.



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