Counseling Services for Ashland University Students

At Ashland University, there is a place on campus that will help you pursue your academic and personal goals. Personal counseling services are FREE to all students and are designed to enhance the quality of your university experience. Ashland University provides personal, social, academic or career counseling and related services to further address a variety of student's needs. Such services include:

  • Accelerated learning
  • Alcohol & drug awareness
  • Career testing
  • Counseling for personal concerns
  • Decision making strategies
  • Guidance for professional school
  • Human sexuality information and counseling
  • Memory improvement
  • Premarital & marital decision making
  • Emotional Wellness Resources
  • Speed reading
  • Test anxiety & relaxation
  • Test preparation: MCAT, GRE, PRAXIS, LSAT
  • Time management
  • Training for improvement of study skills
  • Workshops and skills enhancement programs
  • Depression management
  • Proper sleep hygiene
  • Grief counseling
  • Relationship building
  • Communication skills

The goal of Ashland University Counseling is to accent individual student development. As such, if we can assist with any personal, private or professional concerns, please contact the office of Psychological Counseling Services. Students can be assured that personal concerns will be treated as COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL, within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and the Licensure Board of the State of Ohio.

In the event of an EMERGENCY, Please contact:

- Ashland University Safety Services

Dial extension 5555 (when calling from an on-campus phone)

Dial 419.207.5555 (when calling from a cell phone)

- University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center Main Number: 419.289.0491

- Emergency Response: 911

- Remember to check the "Local Resources" Link as well

Contact Us

Psychological Counseling Services

Hawkins Conard Student Center
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Dr. Oscar McKnight

Associate Dean of Students
Director, Psychological Counseling Services

Office: 419.289.5307
Fax: 419.289.5209

Richard Fajardo, MA, LPC
Licensed Professinal Counselor

Shannon Kahle, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor