Lima Counseling and Consultation Services

Counseling Services will return for Autumn Semester

If you are in need of assistance before that time, below are several resources you may want to consider.

If you need immediate assistance, please utilize one of the following emergency resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8
    • For Veterans’ Crisis Line press 1
  • National 24/7 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • 24/7 Ohio State University Crisis Line for students:  614-292-5766 option #2
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ youth):  866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678
  • I’m Alive online chat at 
  • Crisis Text Line:  Text START to 741-741

Other resources for Ohio State Students:  Visit Lima Counseling Services website for a list of additional resources available to OSU Lima students:

If you are in need of therapy / counseling

  • Check with your health insurance provider to find a list of therapists in your area that are covered 
  • Check with your employer (or parents’ employers) to see if an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is available to you.  These usually provide several free sessions to employees and their dependents. 
  • There are several reputable sites for telehealth therapy services.  Some will accept health insurance.  Others are cash only, but some financial assistance may be available. 

The therapists of the Ohio State Lima Counseling and Consultation Services office provide services to all Ohio State Lima students. We provide individual therapy, outreach for the campus, and referral information and resources within the community. All of our services are confidential and free of charge.

Schedule an Appointment 
Take a Mental Health Screening 
What to expect at your first appointment 
Additional Student Resources 
Request Outreach Presentation (includes REACH requests)

If you are in need of immediate assistance after normal business hours, you may call 614-292-5766 to speak with someone. This number is answered 24 hours a day.

Light Therapy lamps for Seasonal Depression now available at the Lima Campus Library for free check out!  Light therapy is a research-supported treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (or seasonal depression).  A few minutes each morning in front of the lamp (while also doing whatever you like) can help improve mood and regulate sleep cycles.  Stop in the Library to check one out today!

What are some of the reasons people come to LCCS? Here are just a sample:

Learning Disorders
Academic Problems
Family Problems
Financial Stress
Adjusting to the University

Suicidal Feelings
Alcohol / Drug Problems
Eating Disorders
Stress & Coping Skills
Time Management
Test Anxiety
Romantic Relationships
GLBT concerns

Self-Esteem / Self-Confidence
Sleep Problems
Difficulty Concentrating
Chronic Medical Conditions

If you are in need of immediate help, feel you’re in danger of harming yourself or someone else, or are feeling suicidal, please contact one or more of the following:

* We Care Crisis Center – 24/7 phone assistance or walk-in care • 799 S. Main St., Lima, OH
1-800-567-HOPE (4673)
* National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 9-8-8
* 9-1-1