We care about you and our community and want to support your overall physical, social, and psychological safety and well-being while you are here. This page is intended to help you find the resources you might need while at Oregon State.
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Mental Health in COE
In partnership with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the College of Engineering has a dedicated Wellness Coordinator and Counselor, Shannon Frasca, LCSW, who is available to meet with students about your mental health concerns and needs. Shannon can connect you with resources, individual counseling, and crisis support. We are located in Suite 114 in Johnson Hall.
You can connect with Shannon in a few different ways:
These are 15-30 minutes appointments to discuss mental health concerns and to learn about resources available to you. The goal of this appointment is to find the right treatment for you, which could be individual therapy with Shannon or another CAPS clinician, the Anytime Anywhere therapy app, or with a community provider. Consultations with Shannon can be self-scheduled using this link: https://beav.es/53B.
Please note: If there isn’t an appointment slot that fits your schedule from the above scheduling link, you can email her directly to schedule a consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Therapy Sessions
Some students meet with Shannon for short term individual therapy. Because there is only one of her, she may be unable to meet with every COE student that requests this service. As we build our program/s to meet our community’s needs, some students may be scheduled with another clinician at CAPS instead. To access individual therapy, you need to schedule a consultation appointment as a first-step.
Shannon has drop-in hours every Wednesday from 1-3pm in Johnson Hall 114. These can be used for a consultation appointment; a one-time, non-crisis appointment; or as an opportunity to meet and provide feedback or suggestions to make the COE mental health/wellness program stronger. When you drop-in, there will be some paperwork to fill out at the front desk. Drop-in appointments are seen on a first-come first-serve basis.
Our program is growing! Throughout this academic year we have been/are asking the COE community (through surveys and upcoming focus groups) about your needs and concerns. As we develop programming—and an updated webpage to come—we want to make sure you are aware of the additional mental health services available to you through CAPS.
Additional Mental Health Resources
Some groups are drop-in and you can attend any time. Other groups require a prescreening. If you’re interested in joining a group please contact the facilitator directly about information related to their group: https://counseling.oregonstate.edu/groups.
Through the Anytime Anywhere program, students now have access to free and confidential mental health and wellness counseling at any time of day, from anywhere in the world, 365 days a year. Connect with counselors in real time by calling or using the chat function. Read more about it and find out how to get started here: https://counseling.oregonstate.edu/anytimeanywhere.
Togetherall is an online community, free with your OSU email address, monitored by mental health professionals where you can share and connect with peers: https://counseling.oregonstate.edu/togetherall
OSU’s Mental Health Promotion team provides a curated variety of self-guided interventions including some mental wellness apps. The mindfulness page also offers self-guided options, including some in person group activities (also can drop-in over zoom). Research supports mindful practices as being beneficial for a number of mental health concerns: https://counseling.oregonstate.edu/mental-health- promotion.
OSU Wellness Resources Menu
When it comes to navigating each term, support can look different for everyone and comes in many forms. We know that social support, needs support, physical or mental wellness support, or work/life balance support can all be pieces of the puzzle towards your personal health and wellness.
Please check out the OSU Experience Health and Well-Being resource tool for additional information and resources: https://experience.oregonstate.edu/well-being/resources.
More to come! Check back in Spring term for an updates to this webpage and more resources (including workshops and support groups for the COE community).