If you need to make a counseling appointment, contact Chris Cherry at 419-772-2190, or if you have questions, email us. Counseling appointments are usually made in advance, but please feel free to drop in if you have questions or are in need of immediate services.
If you are in need of services after 5 p.m. or on weekends, please call the 24-hour mental-health crisis hotline at 1-800-567-4673. They have counselors available 24 hours a day.
All students enrolled at ONU, full- and part-time, are eligible for counseling services; wives and husbands of ONU students are eligible for counseling services if the problem is related to the marital relationship. There is no fee for our service.
Counseling requires mutual trust and freedom to discuss sensitive issues without worry. For the vast majority of clients no exceptions to confidentiality are made. Counseling records are kept separate from academic, disciplinary and medical records to ensure privacy of confidentiality. Exceptions to confidentiality include when students give written permission to disclose specific information, when students are assessed to be a danger to themselves or others, when records are subpoenaed, or when reporting (for example, abuse or neglect of a minor) is required by law. Even in these cases, students would be informed if possible and no more information than is necessary would be released.