Wellness Center Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

  1. Teletherapy with a TimelyCare counselor (formerly known as LionsHealth)- 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
  2. Teletherapy or in-person counseling for students residing in Ohio  with a MSJ staff counselor- free to all MSJ students. Call 513-244-4949 or email Wellness.Center@msj.edu to schedule an appointment. TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) is the HIPAA complaint tele-portal used for this service. 

Single-Session Consultation with LionsHealth: 24/7 immediate help with a TimelyCare counselor

TalkNow is immediate 24/7 single-session help with a Timelycare (formally known as LionsHealth)counselor. Offered anytime and free to MSJ full-time students. Sign-up Click here

After hours/ Crisis intervention: if you do not feel safe, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

  1. If you have an urgent concern and can not wait to discuss this concern during business hours with a counselor, you can call 513-807-2516 to talk to the  On-Call MSJ Counselor, after regular office hours.
  2. When the University is closed, the on call number will be forwarded to Campus Police who will connect student with appropriate services.
  3. Local Crisis Text Line:  Text "TALBERT" to 839863
  4. National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  5. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255

Self-Help/ Screenings

  1. Access to self-help modules and mindfulness library via TAO (Therapy Assistance Online)- available to ALL students regardless of residency.
  2. http://www.ulifeline.org/stjoseph


Other mental health hotlines - 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

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 911 or Campus Police at 513-244-4200 for immediate assistance, or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.  If your need is urgent, but not life threatening, 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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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

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.

Coping with COVID-19

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Tips for Parents

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Relaxation Exercises