Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Drop-In Workshops

We offer a number of free, drop-in-when-you-are-able workshops. No registration is necessary, no prior appointment is needed. Counseling and Consultation Service workshops are only open to students at The Ohio State University.

Daily Drop-In Workshops

The Art of Allowing: Letting Go of Perfectionism

Mondays 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Beating Anxiety

Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This weekly seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Buckeyes Back Together

Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In-person Location: Room 150, Younkin Success Center


Many of us are having trouble connecting to others and managing stress in an ongoing pandemic. This workshop is intended to introduce skills to manage emotional and stress related responses to COVID and re-entry. We’ll also explore interpersonal skills to assist in building connections and identify resources for additional support.

Building Mastery

Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or constant crisis! The rotating workshop topics include:

  • Mindfulness - Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment
  • Distress Tolerance - Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness - Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships
  • Emotion Regulation - Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions 

Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Food Exercise and Sleep Strategies for Mental Health 

Thursdays  2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Facilitated by: Ryan Patel DO, FAPA

Located: OSU Carmen Zoom (log into OSU carmen zoom with your name and dot#, then use the link below):

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A five part workshop series to help students learn strategies to use food, sleep, and exercise for improvement of mental health.

This will include an overview of strategies, in addition to a sample food list, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and address barriers to using food, sleep, and exercise strategies to improve mental health.

Sept 2, 2021 - Food Strategies for Depression
Sept 9, 2021 - Food Strategies for Anxiety
Sept 16, 2021 - Food Strategies for Focus
Sept 23, 2021 - Sleep strategies for mental health
Sept 30, 2021 - Exercise strategies for mental health
Oct 7, 2021 - Food Strategies for Depression
Oct 14, 2021 - Food Strategies for Anxiety
Oct 21, 2021 - Food Strategies for Focus
Oct 28, 2021 - Sleep strategies for mental health
Nov 4, 2021 - Exercise strategies for mental health
Nov 18, 2021 - Food Strategies for Depression

Creativity and Connection

Fridays 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Creativity and Connection is a place to distress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary - come as you are!

Psychiatry Workshop: Talk to the Psychiatrist

Title: Medications for Mental health: Myths and Facts

Via OSUCarmen Zoom
Facilitated by CCS Psychiatrists

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Psychiatric Medications, when combined with counseling and healthy lifestyle habits, can help students with variety of mental health concerns.
This is an ideal program to attend if you are considering or not sure about taking medications for mental health treatment.

By attending these workshops students can:
1. Get a better idea of how medication can help or hinder students succeed in college; and common myths and facts related to medications for mental health treatment.
2. Understand common medications, and potential side effects when taking medications for mental health
3. Understand various types of mental health treatment settings/programs available to students. 

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Monday September 13

Monday October 11

Monday November 8th


If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Harry Warner at or 614-292-5766. Requests made one week in advance of the workshop will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

*Please note, our workshops are being conducted by staff of Student Life's Counseling and Consultation Service. They are facilitated with the understanding that the facilitators and CCS are not engaged in rendering psychological services. If expert assistance is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought. These workshops are not a psychotherapy treatment group. In addition, these workshops may not address all personal concerns. If you experience significant changes in mood or feel that you may require further assistance, please contact CCS at 614-292-5766. In case of an emergency, please contact your nearest emergency service. If you experience significant distress at the time of one of these workshops, please notify the presenter.