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Hours of Operation

Counseling Services Hours of Operation: Located at the Health United Building, we are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, 513-745-3022, option 2.

Let's Talk hours are available on Mondays 9 AM-11 AM, Wednesdays 2 PM-4 PM, and Fridays 2 PM-4 PM. No appointment is necessary and it is first come, first served. Call 513-745-3022, option 2 for more info.

AFTER HOURS: A therapist is on-call 24/7. If you are in a crisis and need to speak with a therapist after hours, please contact Xavier Campus Police at 513-745-1000, who will put you in touch immediately with the on-call therapist. Please only utilize calling campus police if it is an urgent mental health need after-hours. All other after-hours questions and concerns should be directed to the staff at Counseling Services during regular business hours, 513-745-3022, option 2.

Who We Are

The clinical psychologists and counselors on staff at Xavier Counseling Services are licensed in the state of Ohio. The staff also includes a board-certified consulting psychiatrist for you if you need medication or hospitalization. Free of charge, students can benefit from the same quality of service that's available in a private practice. In addition, Xavier University is a designated JED Campus, a nationwide initiative designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of developing comprehensive systems, programs and policies with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts.

Xavier Health and Counseling Services welcomes you! We know that making your first appointment with a therapist can be scary. It may even be the most difficult step in your journey to wellness. You are not alone. We support you and will be right along with you as you take steps to improve your mental health and well-being.

Xavier is committed to student wellbeing and care for the whole person. Emotional health is a critical topic for college students - particularly in light of the traumatic experiences our society is facing.  

Xavier University Counseling Services is committed to support these needs by providing a wide range of virtual services including individual counseling, group counseling, consultation, prevention and crisis intervention services for undergraduate and graduate students.

If you would like to learn more about treatment options, please call Counseling Services at (513) 745-3022 x2 to schedule an appointment.

Issues We Help You Address

Staff at Xavier Counseling Services can help you address a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Depression or mood swings
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety or stress - check out this great video addressing anxiety as a college student.
  • Dating or peer relationship problems
  • Family relationship problems
  • Eating or body image
  • Sexuality
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Anger
  • Perfectionism or procrastination
  • Recovery from verbal, physical, or sexual abuse
  • Recovery from sexual assault

If you cannot decide whether counseling is appropriate for you, take the Self Evaluator assessment. This brief self test may help.

Also available to our students, and people nationwide, is the Crisis Text Line. Text 741741 to be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor any time of day. Please note, this is not run and operated by Xavier University. For more information about the Crisis Text Line please visit their website.

 

Xavier Therapy Online

Xavier University has launched a new program for students called Xavier Therapy Online that provides online therapy now through Jan. 19, even while you’re away from campus! The service provides access to 24/7 mental health support anywhere in the United States, with no cost at the time of the visit. Register now at xaviertherapy.com and be sure to enter the Service Key XAVIER for free services.

Below are a few FAQs about Xavier Therapy Online:

Q. How can students access Xavier Therapy Online?

A. Go to xaviertherapy.com to register with your school email address, enter the Service Key XAVIER, and select a service to start a visit. You can access Xavier Therapy Online from any web-enabled device.

Q. Who can use Xavier Therapy Online?

A. Any Xavier University student.

Q. What services are available?

A. There are two services available to students at no cost:

  • TalkNow: 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk about anything at anytime
  • Scheduled Counseling: scheduled options to speak to a licensed counselor

Q. How much does a visit cost?

A. There is NO COST for Xavier University students.