Counseling Support Services

These supportive services provide you short term personal, social, emotional, and developmental consultation. Counseling support services is open during the fall and spring semesters. Students seeking counseling with a counselor during summer, semester breaks, or who prefer off campus services can visit the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services website to identify available resources in the community.

Counseling Services 
Individual counseling sessions with a counselor are available to assist our students with a wide variety of personal concerns.

Intervention Services
Stark State’s intervention services assist the college administration, faculty, and staff in the support of our students’ academic and personal success.

STEP UP and SPEAK OUT – suicide prevention

Step Up and Speak Out is a suicide prevention initiative (HB 28) created to assist you in making choices when responding to individuals in emotional distress, those at risk for suicide and those who may exhibit disruptive behavior.

For counseling or intervention services:

Contact Elizabeth Inkinen-Juergensen PCC-S at Ext. 4219, email ejuergensen@starkstate.edu or stop by Room B104 to schedule an appointment.

If you are in a counseling emergency 24/7, please call the Stark County Crisis Center at 330-452-6000, Summit County at 330-493-9144 , the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 4HOPE to 741-741.