Our staff are committed professionals with particular expertise in the concerns of college students. Our staff includes Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Pre-doctoral Residents completing the final stages of their doctoral training in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Psychiatric Residents, and Master's students in Counselor Education.

Our Mission Statement

Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health counseling to students, and consultation, outreach and education to all OSU community members.  We do this in order to (1) facilitate student’s academic success, mental health, and personal development and (2) promote a culture of positive mental health at OSU. 

Our Vision

CAPS will be a local, national and international leader in transforming mental health culture, and in shaping the next generation of mental health providers. We will cultivate optimal mental health in every person, and throughout OSU systems and policies.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are strongly committed to affirming diversity in a broad sense, to treating all with dignity and respect, and to opposing discrimination, prejudice, and oppression. 

Our Values

  • Humanity - With compassion and dignity, we honor individual, cultural, and group differences and celebrate the multiplicity of life experiences and perspectives in our community and beyond.
  • Social Justice - We are responsible and committed to engage the community and challenge ourselves to fight inequality, marginalization, and oppression. 
  • Community - We promote meaningful relationships among people by engaging, stimulating, and sustaining them.
  • Excellence - We strive to embody the highest standards in order to contribute to the greater good.
  • Learning - We view all human beings as dynamic and evolving. We promote life-long exploration of new ideas, perspectives and challenges that expand understanding in mind, body, heart, and spirit.