Wellness Center Counseling Services

Available counseling services- Updated 9/28/20

  1. Teletherapy via TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) with a MSJ staff counselor- free to all MSJ students residing in Ohio. In-person session can be arranged when necessary and appropriate. Call 513-244-4949 or email patsy.schwaiger@msj.edu to schedule an appointment.  
  2. Teletherapy via LionsHealth with a TimelyMD counselor- free to all MSJ Full-time students regardless of where you currently reside.  Part-time students can acccess this portal for a $79.00 fee per semester. 
  3. TalkNow via LionsHealth (immediate single-session help with a timelyMD counselor)- free to all MSJ Full-time students regardless of where you currently reside.
  4. Counselor-on-call service with a MSJ staff counselor- any MSJ student can call 513-807-2516 to discuss urgent needs after regular office hours.
  5. Access to self-help modules and mindfulness library via TAO (Therapy Assistance Online)- available to ALL students regardless of residency.

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Resources for Racial Trauma


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King Jr.

As our world struggles with COVID-19 and the grief associated with 100,000+ lives lost in our country alone, we also are faced with the race-based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation.  The incidents we have all witnessed since the tragic death of George Floyd last week, reflect the structural and systemic oppression and injustice that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing.

In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt.  As mental health providers, we are committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by racial trauma.

We encourage all to reach out to people you can trust and who can support you in coping with reactions to current events of racial violence.   We also encourage you to know your limits, and allow yourself permission to set boundaries in conversation and around social media so that you can take care of yourself. Here are resources specific to the needs of our BIPOC students. 

Mental Health Resources for Blacks, Indigenous People and People of Color