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Student Support / Counseling and Wellness Center

Counseling and Wellness Center

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Tiffin University offers resources for mental health counseling, supportive counseling and wellness and referral services.

Tiffin University knows that every student is an individual, with unique needs. In the event that a student requires mental health counseling and/or referral services, we are available with real resources and connections to help. It is our goal to provide support and hope through challenging circumstances. 

We also serve the TU community by providing educational workshops, campus outreach, awareness events, and consultation to faculty and staff.

In the event that a student is in a state of emotional crisis that requires immediate attention or intervention with counseling services, the Dean of Students or designee will make an immediate referral to a counselor or counseling service that will be most beneficial to the student. Students may also refer themselves for counseling services by coming directly to the office in Friedley, emailing counseling@tiffin.edu, or calling 419.448.3578. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call 911 or contact Campus Safety and Security at 419.934.0721.

Face to face and virtual counseling appointments are available to any current TU student who is registered for seated classes. We do not currently provide counseling services for our distance learners, but our staff can assist with information and referrals if appropriate. If a student’s needs surpass the Center’s Scope of Practice, our counselors will work with the student to connect them with a counselor or psychiatrist in the community. Any services that are off-campus will be the student’s financial responsibility.

TU Counseling and Wellness will attempt to meet our students’ needs through short-term, brief-solution focused therapy. The length and number of sessions will be determined by the clinician’s expertise and availability. We offer 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours, but we will try to accommodate appointment times as best as possible.

Please complete the appointment request form, email, call, or walk in to schedule an appointment or with any questions about our services.

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Click on the logo above to be redirected to MHA’s screening tools. These screening tools can be a great first step in identifying symptoms of a mental health condition. MHA offers free screening tools for anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, and addictions. These conditions are common and treatable. Recovery is possible.  

Coping skills help you manage and navigate negative emotions and symptoms that are often present when we are dealing with stressful situations, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. Coping with difficult situations or emotions is a process not a one time event. Due to this, coping skills are much more effective when they are practiced regularly. Below are some examples of different types of coping strategies and skills. This is by no means an exhaustive list. 

Mindfulness 

These types of coping strategies are beneficial to help keep an individual grounded in the moment. These skills are helpful to manage dissociation, anxiety, and stress. Examples of mindfulness are: progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and mindful breathing.

Wellness

Wellness coping often includes activities that are beneficial to your overall well being. These include: physical movement, positive sleep hygiene, drinking enough water, eating regularly, and journaling. 

Self Care

This type of coping strategy has gained popularity over the years, but oftentimes it is not as glamorous as social media would have you believe. Self Care is simply recognizing and giving yourself what you need: getting on a schedule, making time to read a book, spending time with a friend, starting a savings account, or going on a walk. 

In the event that you or a fellow student is in a state of crisis that requires immediate attention or intervention please call 911 or contact Campus Safety and Security at 419.934.0721.

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