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Kent State Salem Offers Students Counseling Services

Posted Jan. 31, 2012
 
Life Happens. Changes Occur. Stress Happens. And Problems Arise.

Kent State Salem Offers Students On-Site Counseling and Wellness Services

Professional Mental Health Counselor Kathrine Vance-Righetti, M.Ed. P.C./C.R. joined Kent State University at Salem this semester as the campus’ on-site counselor. Services include individual and group counseling, educational seminars, workshops and wellness events. Her services are free to currently enrolled Kent State Salem students. Her office also provides a website www.col.kent.edu/counseling with access to self-service information 24/7. Students are encouraged to email her for an appointment at counselingcolumbianaco@kent.edu. Based on availability, walk in appointments are also an option.

Kathrine Vance-RighettiVance-Righetti recommends students visit her if their academic plan for success is out of balance due to any reason.

“The services are free and confidential,” she said. “Our focus is the students’ success, here at Kent State and beyond. We promote prevention, education and personal empowerment through our educational and counseling services. Based on research statistics, mental health services are one of the top three support services that retain students. It’s statistically proven.”

Reasons someone would request counseling are: feeling overwhelmed, being stressed out or having difficulty balancing school, work and family, experiencing difficult emotions that can lead to depression, anxiety and anger, having test anxiety or dealing with any kind of loss or grief. Some benefits of counseling include, but are not limited to: emotional well-being, personal growth, enhanced communication, self-management, and the opportunity to gain skills that will enhance one’s academics, employability and life.

Vance-Righetti is a licensed Professional Counselor. In 2004, she graduated from Kent State University with a Master's in Education majoring in Community Counseling. For six years, as adjunct faculty at Kent State Salem, she taught various courses in the human services technology and human development and family studies programs. As a member of the American College Counselors Association (a division of the American Counseling Association), she is eager to attend to needs specific to both the traditional and non-traditional college population.

To schedule an appointment go to www.salem.kent.edu/counseling and click on ‘request appointment’ or e-mail her at counselingcolumbianaco@kent.edu or call 330-337-4287