Counseling Services

Baron Health & Wellness Center

Emergency Information

Medical Emergency?

In an emergency situation, after 4:30 p.m. on week days, or on weekends, contact one of the following crisis hotlines:

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (988)

Jefferson County (740) 996-7127

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Text HOME to 741741

Other Resources

Trinity Health System is the local Catholic Hospital located at 4000 Johnson Road in Steubenville. (It is approximately 3 miles west of the University on Route 22.)

Services at Trinity include both inpatient and outpatient treatment for persons with addictions and psychiatric disorders.

Emergency Room number: (740) 264-8010 or (740) 264-8011.

Other helpful numbers:

On Campus Security: (740) 283-6319

On Campus Emergency (740) 283-6911

Steubenville Police Department (non-emergency) (740) 282-5353

Steubenville Fire Department (non-emergency) (740) 282-3636

Mental Health Services and Addiction Recovery: (800) 552-TALK (8255)

Visits, Appointments, Location, & Hours

The Counseling Service at the Baron Health and Wellness Center will meet with each student who requests counseling to assess the student’s problem and establish a treatment plan.

To request a counseling appointment, please visit our Counseling Services in the lowermost level of Finnegan Fieldhouse.

Regular Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. by appointment)

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. by appointment)

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please note that these hours may differ from those of the Trinity Health Clinic. We make every attempt to accommodate our students. There is usually little or no delay for services. However, during times of high demand for services, delays may occur. We appreciate your patience while we deliver every student the time and attention required.

Services Offered

After the initial assessment appointment a treatment plan is devised that may include any or all of the following:

Individual Counseling

Our services provide one-on-one confidential individual counseling for University students. The initial visit consists of a one-hour session with one of the professional staff counselors to assess the student’s problem. Based on this assessment, a treatment plan will be determined which may include further counseling with a professional staff counselor, graduate student counselor at Baron Health and Wellness Center: Counseling Services, or referral to a service provider in the Steubenville area.

Your counselor will bring his/her professional knowledge and experience to the session, but the ultimate responsibility for growth and change rests with you. You are invited at any time to ask questions about your counselor, the methods being used, and the direction that you are taking in treatment.

Depending upon the nature of your difficulty you might also experience uncomfortable emotions such as anger, fear, and frustration during the course of counseling. While your counselor cannot remove these feelings from you, he/she will help you work through them or find an alternative counselor. You are free to discontinue counseling at any time. Most people remain in therapy until they feel that they have learned better methods of thinking, feeling, and acting with regard to their difficulties.

Services are offered on a short-term basis, approximately 7 sessions. If a student requires additional counseling the appropriate referral can be arranged for a provider of services in the local Steubenville area.

Group Counseling

Groups will be offered depending on the needs and interests of the students. Please call the Counseling Center for more information on any of these groups.

About Our Counseling Services

Caring for your emotional well-being

In accordance with the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Counseling Services provides clinical counseling services grounded in Catholic doctrine and understanding of the human person.

Our services are provided by licensed counselors and social workers, as well as by graduate student interns in our Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program under supervision.

Our counselors and social workers have all graduated from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in counseling or social work, and all are licensed by the state of Ohio to provide professional psychotherapy (i.e., “counseling”) services.


Information from the following third party websites is intended for general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a professional healthcare provider.

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Privacy and Confidentiality

All interactions with the Baron Health and Wellness Center are considered confidential in nature. By law, no one may access your health records without your consent. However, there are circumstances and situations in which Baron Health and Wellness Center staff may be required by law to break your confidentiality, possibly without your permission or knowledge. The exceptions to confidentiality include, but may not be limited to: if you indicate that you intend to physically hurt yourself; if you indicate that you intend to physically hurt someone else; involvement in a felony; or if a medical emergency threatens your life or the life of another and information from your record is needed to provide adequate care. Our staff are mandated reporters; we are required to report evidence of domestic violence, as well as the abuse and/or neglect of minors, elders, and persons with a developmental disability to child protective services and/or law enforcement. We may also be required to break confidentiality if we receive a subpoena from a court of law requesting documentation from services you have received at the Baron Health and Wellness Center. If you wish the Baron Health and Wellness Center to communicate with an outside party, such as a parent or professor, you will need to complete a Release of Information form, which you may request from the Baron Health and Wellness Center.