Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

Counseling Services

Counseling at Lake Campus

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

Fall Semester 2019 Office Hours
(Beginning September 3, 2019)

Mondays 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Thursdays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email Kim Altstaetter at or call 419-586-0300.
Location: 187 Andrews Hall

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 at or stop in during posted office hours. 

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


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 University's 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 of suicide in someone?  Here are some tips:

1. Ask them about their feelings or if they are okay.

2. Listen to them!  Be a good friend!

3. Express your concern for them.

4. Let them know you care.

5. Connect them to assistance either by contacting a hotline or taking them to the local ER or to talk the counselor on campus. Here are some scenarios and possible solutions:

  • If you see a student is stressed, anxious, would like to speak to someone, but is NOT thinking about harming themselves - Refer to counseling services, either on-site if available or at Foundations.
  • If you see a student who IS thinking about harming themselves – call 419-586-7724 for Law Enforcement assistance.
  • If a student HAS harmed themselves (cutting, taken pills, etc.) – call 9-1-1 or 419-586-7724 for Medical/Law Enforcement assistance IMMEDIATELY.