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Counseling and Consultation Service


The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) has a multi-disciplinary research committee involving CCS senior staff, trainees and campus partners. The committee meets once per month, sometimes more depending on the research project, and uses the meeting times to work on projects. The committee offers opportunities to work individually or collaboratively on various aspects of research depending on the staff/trainee interest and ability (e.g. study design, implementation, data analysis, manuscript, review of literature, etc). The committee's work has been published in journals, posters, regional and national presentations.

Research Committee Mission:

  • Increase knowledge and advance college student mental health while providing clinical research experience for trainees and clinicians.
  • Promote the drive to be better clinicians by practicing the clinician scholar model.
  • Use research to support and develop the operations of Counseling and Consultation Service (clinical outreach and training).

For questions: contact Dr. Ryan Patel DO, FAPA, chair of the research committee:

Current projects

  • Ketogenic Intervention for Depression. This is a 12 week study evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of Ketogenic Intervention as an adjunctive treatment to counseling and or medication treatment for depression. For inquiries, email
  • Bilateral stimulation (EMDR tapping) for college student mental health

Past projects (2014-present)


  • Nutrition and college student mental health (for the improvement of depression, anxiety)
  • Large scale technologies for campus mental health.


  • Disability services among trans identified college students
  • Military-veteran student mental health


  • Nutritional strategies for the treatment of depression and anxiety ADHD
  • Using geospatial analysis “hotspotting” at college counseling centers
  • Healthy media use and mental health


  • Fostering cross-cultural communication and inclusivity through dialogue-based interventions
  • Gaming, esports and mental health.
  • DBT informed approach for dealing with difficult situations
  • Experiences of bilingual/multilingual therapists and trainees at Big 10 university counseling centers.
  • Transitioning from a Theoretical Textbook to a Brief Model of Therapy
  • Minority stress theory: Black graduate students’ experiences of micro-aggressions and career attitudes.


  • Mobile technologies for mental health.
  • Using a narrative approach to help 1st generation college students build self efficacy.
  • Post masters clinical fellowship to meet the increasing demand for college counselors.
  • A 3 part series on improving self care for college students.
  • A University-Wide Collaborative to Support Students in Addiction Recovery.


  • Reducing stigma for mental health services among international students
  • Examining the referral process at university counseling centers
  • Evaluation of workshop programs at a counseling center
  • Evaluation of Recess, a university wide outreach program for mental health
  • Mobile technologies for mental health


  • Trauma focused yoga
  • A national survey on the structure of eating disorder treatment teams
  • Resiliency in the digital age
  • A national study of psychiatry availability at university counseling centers


  • Reducing stigma for mental health services among African American college students
  • Safe and effective prescription of benzodiazepines and stimulants, and their role in preventing opiate related deaths.