Look What's New in the Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services

With the continued commitment from the University to support students, we are pleased to announce several developments and new counseling support services this academic year!

New Staff

Please welcome our new CSWCS staff members, part-time psychiatrist Tiffany Thomas-Lakia, M.D. (‘04), and our new full-time professional clinical counselor, Jessica Lansinger, M.A., PCC.

New Location

You’ll be able to visit our new staff and the rest of the counseling staff in our new location soon. The Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services (CSWCS) expects to move from the NEW Center to Suite A200 (next to the library) in August.

New Services

In addition to the above changes, we are very excited to present new services for our NEOMED students on rotation (P3s, P4s, M3s, M4s):

  • Extended hours for direct counseling will begin in August. Students on rotation who wish to seek counseling services will be asked to set up their initial intake appointment during normal clinic hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) so that clinical staff can then coordinate an appropriate level of care and schedule requirements for each student's needs.
  • Tele behavioral Counseling Services will become available to students on rotation starting in November.

In addition, all NEOMED students can receive the following services:

  • TAO Connect: TAO Connect (Therapy Assistance Online) is a self-guided tool developed by the National Science Foundation to help maintain mental and emotional well-being. It consists of online educational and interactive modules to assist with symptoms of stress, burnout, anxiety and depression. Students can take self-assessments of their own mental well-being and use practice tools, journals and progress measures. Watch for more information in The Pulse.
  • Outside Counseling Referrals: All students are welcome to continue to ask CSWCS clinical counseling staff to help them identify outside counseling providers who are covered by their insurance plans.

-Submitted by Dana Whittlesey

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT and urgently need to speak with a counselor, call 330.325.6757 and follow the prompts to leave a message, including your full name and phone number. If you have any questions, feel free to email counseling@neomed.edu or call 330-325-6757. If you are unable to reach a counselor and need immediate, urgent mental health care, please contact Coleman Professional Services at 330.296.3555, AxessPointe at 330.673.1016, National Suicide Hotline at 800.273.8255 or the crisis text line at 741-741. If you are experiencing a medical, life-threatening emergency call 911.

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