Counseling offers assistance with your personal growth. Counseling helps you understand yourself and your difficulties, and ultimately make healthy choices in your life. Below are short descriptions of some services that we offer to full-time Oxford campus students at Miami University.

Individual Counseling

Group Counseling 

Psychoeducation workshops and programs (e.g., stress management, depression, romantic relationships)

Consultation about various issues for faculty, staff and students, e.g., "when should I refer a student to counseling?" 

Drug/Alcohol Use Treatment (e.g., Substance Use Assessments mandated by the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution)

ADHD Screening and Treatment Services 

Medical Withdrawal for some students who need to medically withdraw due to mental health issues. 

Psychiatric Services 

Referral to Community Resources: Because the Student Counseling Services operates from a short-term model, counselors will at times refer longer term treatment to other professionals and services. Read here, the guidelines that counselors use to make decisions about referral.

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    Pet Therapy

    The Student Counseling Service offers Dog Therapy. It is free of charge, every Monday from 2:00 -3:00pm. Just Stop in, the dogs are always happy to see you.

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    Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop

    Everyone feels stress from time to time. We offer weekly 1-hour workshops on managing stress. Students dealing with chronic stress, social or academic anxiety problems (including test anxiety) or physical symptoms of stress (like sleeping problems) can attend to as many sessions as they want.

  • Frequently Offered Groups

    Frequently Offered Groups

    We offer a variety of group therapy experiences during the Fall and Spring semesters. Groups are on a weekly basis and are free of charge. Please call 529-4634 for more information. 

  • Mental Health Screening

    Mental Health Screenings

    Screenings can provide a quick and easy way to spot the signs of mental illness to help you decide on further evaluation or treatment. The Student Counseling Service offers free screenings that take only minutes to complete.

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    At Risk Online Training

    17% of students say a friend has talked about ending their life. Use the At-Risk online training to learn how to identify, approach, and refer friends expereincing distress including depression, anxiety, and social isolation.

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline

    Suicide Prevention Hotline

    No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

  • Just In Case App

    Feeling down? Need help talking to a student or a friend who you are concerned about? The Just In Case app contains valuable information on how to access help at Miami University. The app can be downloaded on your smart phone. Available for iPhone & Android phones.

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    Wise Minds Workshop

    This 6-7 week group provides participants with helpful skills like mindfulness (being more present in the moment), emotional regulation and distress tolerance skills. Wise Minds is recommended for students who consistently find themselves overwhelmed by stress and emotions.