Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) at The Ohio State University has a long history of being a rich and affirming environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) students. As might any student, those who identify as LGBTQ may find themselves in need of support. At CCS we are committed to improving the experience of LGBTQ students through support, education, and advocacy. We use an affirming approach to working with LGBTQ students. CCS follows the ethical guidelines outlined by our respective professional associations including, but not limited to, the American Psychological Association (APA). At CCS you may also request to work with a clinician who identifies as part of or actively supports the LGBTQ community. In short, when visiting CCS, you will be supported, respected and encouraged while you move though whatever concerns you bring.
In addition to our 24/7 availability (614-292-5766), If you are in need of urgent support consider calling one of the following LGBTQ specific support lines:
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860: http://www.translifeline.org/ Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
- Trevor Project: 866-488-7386: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
- Bravo: 866-862-7286: http://www.bravo-ohio.org/ Bravo is your link to survivor advocacy and assistance regarding hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence, and sexual assault. BRAVO is a founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).