Counseling Services

FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counseling services are available at the Lake Campus for our students in partnership with Foundations Behavioral Health Services.

On-Site Counseling at Lake Campus

Counseling services are provided by Kim Altstaetter, LPCCS, CDCA.

Summer Semester 2017 Office Hours
(May 8-August 1, 2017)

Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 pm
Or by appointment as needed  - Closed July 5

Room 187
Health & Wellness Services

Walk-Ins Welcome
Appointments Available but Not Required

To schedule an appointment, please email Kim: kima@foundationsbhs.org

Lake Campus recognizes students may need additional support at times. For example, a student may seek counseling services for the following:

  • Feeling overwhelmed and/or struggling with time management
  • Feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness              
  • Relationships difficulties
  • Managing feelings of anger
  • Adjusting to being away from family or familiar situations
  • Feeling stressed
  • Struggling to make decisions
  • Use of alcohol, drugs or food which are of concern to you or others
  • Other emotional or behavioral support

If you would like to meet with the counselor on campus, you may contact Kim via email kima@foundationsbhs.org or stop in during posted office hours. 

All services are confidential; however, enrollment will be verified by Student Services. 


SUICIDE PREVENTION

If you are currently experiencing a crisis situation or suicidal thoughts, help is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week through the following numbers:

1-800-567-HOPE (4673) Local crisis hotline
Text “4hope” to 741-741

Ohio text crisis line

1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Hotline
419-586-7724 Local law enforcement

Recognizing life can be become overwhelming at times, Wright State Lake Campus wants all students, staff and faculty to be aware of the warning signs of suicide.  Suicide is a preventable death most often triggered by feelings of depression. Below are some warning signs of suicide:

  • Talking about death, dying, or making plans to die
  • Expressing a lack of hope regarding the future
  • Speaking or displaying emotional pain (recent losses, feelings like something is wrong with them)
  • Recent changes in behavior:
    • Excessive use of alcohol and/or drugs
    • Changes in eating habits
    • Changes in sleeping (either sleeping more or not sleeping)
    • Extreme changes in mood and/or increase in irritability

What should you do if you recognize the above warning signs in someone?  Here are some tips:

  • Ask them about their feelings or if they are okay
  • Listen to them!  Be a good friend!
  • Express your concern for them
  • Let them know you care
  • Connect them to assistance either by contacting a hotline or taking them to the local ER or to talk the counselor on campus