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Mental Health Month : Mental Health Information

Resources and information dealing with all aspects of Mental Health. Some are Xavier specific, some are local, and some are national level.

Psychological Services Center


Message from the Director:

I am pleased to welcome you to the home page of the Psychological Service Center of Xavier University.

Since 1962 the psychologists and staff of the PSC have been providing care for the psychological needs of the Xavier community's students, faculty and staff.

Over the years, PSC staff members have also offered a range of psychological services to the Greater Cincinnati community.

The PSC is a department within the Division of Student Development and, consequently, has a mission to develop a sense of the whole person's body, mind, and spirit.

We provide treatment which emphasizes an integrative approach and attempts to help individuals improve their quality of life.

The psychologists at the PSC are faculty members in the Department of Psychology who have specialties primarily in clinical but also in industrial/organizational psychology.

We also have psychology trainees from the Department of Psychology working in our Center.

These individuals are completing their doctoral training in clinical psychology and work under the direct supervision of our clinical psychologists.

Many individuals seek our services because they feel depressed, are having problems with roommates/significant others/spouses, are struggling academically due to feelings of anxiety or stress, are having family problems, or are having eating problems.

We will attempt to provide the help that you need or we will refer you to the appropriate provider.

Therapist Assistant Online

Student Wellbeing Services

Xavier University has partnered with TriHealth to expand its efforts to promote wellbeing within the Xavier community. Student Wellbeing Services is supported by the Dean of Students office and TriHealth.


Please contact Kaity Rowe, Wellbeing & Coaching Coordinator for more information on any of these services.  Email:  |  Phone: 513 745 3171

Heart to Heart conversations

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (Dr. Janice Walker, Aleshia Zoogah, and Tracey DuEst) will provide an opportunity for staff and faculty to share their experiences, hold space for each other in the spirit of our Ignatian values, and reflect on pressing contemporary issues concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of our students, staff and faculty. Some disparities and inequities among populations are glaring, and many of the challenges that people face are daunting. The human and economic effects of the pandemic are  being felt by all of us. Please join us each Tuesday from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. through online Zoom meetings. Contact Tracey DuEst at or 3114 with questions. Find the Zoom access instructions at: Heart to Heart Conversations: Sharing Our Experiences During Covid-19

Managing Anxiety & Stress - The Basics

undefinedLearn tips and ways to manage anxiety and stress.

Video created by:

Robin Arthur, Psy.D.CEO Transform Consulting, LLC (Graduate of Xavier University Psy.D. Program)

Katie Catanzarite, M.A. Xavier University Doctoral Student

Health and Counseling Services

Counseling Services are provided by Xavier University.  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.  

Counceling Support for Employees

Counseling support for employees

In support of those working under the difficult circumstances presented by the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Counseling is offering short-term counseling for all Xavier staff. If you are experiencing increased anxiety or stress and would like the support of speaking with a therapist, please call Norman Townsel, PhD, at 3267, and leave a message with your name and call-back number. Your call will be returned within 24 hours, and you will be connected with a counselor via computer or phone.

Mindfulness Solution



Enjoy a little inspiration for your mindfulness practice. Cedar focuses on finding peace in the moment, observing nature, accepting life and reducing suffering. Come join the discussion! 



Enjoy a little inspiration for your mindfulness practice. Cedar focuses on finding peace in the moment, observing nature, accepting life and reducing suffering. Come join the discussion! 

Access Council Mental Health Awareness Panel