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Counseling Services Revised Service Delivery

 Counseling Services will be utilizing a telehealth approach regarding the majority of our services this fall semester.  This includes individual counseling, consultation, psychiatry, support groups, crisis management, referral assistance, resource-sharing, and a variety of outreach and educational programming.  Services will be available and accessible to both on-campus and remote learners.  However, please note that services may be more limited to remote students depending on state of residence and current telemental health practice laws.

For more information, questions, or to schedule a virtual appointment, please call 765-658-4268 or email counselingservices@depauw.edu.


Please note that our after-hours and weekend crisis services through ProtoCall Services, Inc. will continue to operate as normal. They are accessible by calling our main number (765-658-4268). Please be assured that our staff will provide follow-up contact with all calls that are received by ProtoCall


 Catalog of Outreach services


Healthy Coping Support Group

Counseling Services will be offering an IN PERSON healthy coping support group for students on Wednesday’s at 4PM in Scott Lane Hamilton Park at the Walking Meditation Path (600 S Jackson Street.) Feel free to bring a blanket or towel to sit on during this 45 minute session that will focus on managing current stressors and developing healthy coping skills. Call Counseling Services for the alternative session site in case of inclement weather at 765.658.4268. Email rebeccaroberts@depauw.edu if you have any questions. Sessions will be lead by Clinical Counselor Becky Roberts LMHC and Doctoral Intern Kris Robbins. 

Wednesdays at 4:00pm

Where: Scott Lane Hamilton Park (Walking Meditation Path)

Counselors: Becky Roberts and Doctoral Intern Kris Robbins

Compassion Works

This is an open group for students in workshop format to learn and practice the science and art of compassion-focused approaches to mental health and wellbeing. Students will engage in guided exercises that teach the components of compassion for self and others as well as the three main regulation systems: drive, soothe, and threat/protection. Students will have time to reflect and discuss their experience. Compassion Works is open to all students and may be especially helpful for those who struggle with anxiety, anger, shame/self-criticism, and overthinking. Students who are interested can email scotthamilton@depauw.edu to get the Zoom link.

Thursdays at 11:00am EST

Counselor: Scott Hamilton, LMHC


Women of Color Group

This weekly virtual group aims to provide Black students, Indigenous students and students of color a supportive space to connect with others surrounding similarities and differences. Students will be invited to share and explore personal experiences, provide support and develop self-awareness. All topics will be welcome and space will be made to discuss the ways in which one’s ethnic, cultural and racial identity have been impactful in navigating one’s environment. This will be a closed group. Students who are interested in registering can contact Counseling Services at 765-658-4268 or email nidhalnewash@depauw.edu

Mondays at 12:00pm EST beginning September 21st

Counselor: Nidhal Newash, LCSW


Women’s Support Group

Description: This virtual support group will focus on providing a small group (up to 10) a space to connect with other students who want to focus on self-improvement, processing past, present, and future experiences, being open to holding space for other students and their experiences while receiving support and encouragement from other group members. Email Clinical Counselor Rebecca Roberts to register at rebeccaroberts@depauw.edu

Sundays from 5:00pm-6:00pm EST beginning September 13th

Counselor: Rebecca Roberts, LMHC


Sunday Super Start Closed Group

Clinical Counselor Rebecca Roberts will be hosting a group for up to 12 students that will focus on creating healthy habits to start each week feeling their best. Sessions will focus on healthy coping, managing stressors, and developing habits that encourage students to live their best lives.

Sundays: September 13th, September 20th, September 27th and October 4th


Open Mindfulness and Meditation

Students are welcome to join us for a brief time of meditation and mindfulness practice. It is a good way for students to reset their state of mind after a long day of activity. We will usually go for no more than 30 minutes which leaves time for practice and reflection. Students can email scotthamilton@depauw.edu for location information. When the weather is permitting, we will offer this at various outdoor locations on campus. Students who wish to attend virtually will be provided the Zoom link upon request.

Tuesdays at 2:00pm EST

Counselor: Scott Hamilton, LMHC


Student Athlete Check-Ins

We recognize and appreciate the unique experience of DePauw student-athletes and the impact COVID19 has had on their sport and academics. We are offering brief consultations for DPU student-athletes who want to speak with a counselor. These sessions are not therapy, rather an opportunity for student athletes to check in with their mental health and well-being and have a chance to self-reflect and possibly learn some ways to respond to any number of struggles. Please contact Counseling Services at 765-658-4268 or email counselingservices@depauw.edu and ask about the "Student-Athlete Check-ins."

Counselors: Scott Hamilton, LMHC & Rebecca Roberts, LMHC


College While at Home Again

This virtual open group will provide a space to connect with other students who are living at home and attending college at DePauw again this semester. Students will be invited to share their experience and explore challenges and coping mechanisms. Students who are interested can email nidhalnewash@depauw.edu to get the Zoom link.

Mondays at 2:00pm EST beginning September 21st

Counselor: Nidhal Newash, LCSW


Students of Color Check-Ins

This virtual space provides an opportunity for DePauw students of color on or off campus to speak with Clinical Counselor, Nidhal Newash for a 15-20-minute casual drop-in. This time together is not therapy, but may help to provide psychoeducation, guidance, support, insight, or resources. These consultation sessions may be especially helpful for students who are not yet interested in attending ongoing counseling or who want to gain a better understanding of how therapy may be helpful. These meetings are not intended for students needing urgent help. Please contact counselingservices@depauw.edu to register.

Wednesdays at 11:00am EST beginning September 16th 




Counseling Services supports the academic success of students by enhancing their overall health and wellness through the use of comprehensive and holistic mental health, substance abuse, and sexual assault/relationship violence-related services. Operating from a social justice lens and a multicultural framework, Counseling Services strives to assist students by advocating and providing support as needed during times of crisis, facilitating problem-solving, enhancing coping strategies, facilitating campus wide outreach, training and prevention to raise mental health awareness, promoting personal development and growth, and supporting academic success through the use of short-term, culturally, and developmentally appropriate services.


Accessibility & Amenities

  • One handicap accessible entrance with motorized door

  • 1 unisex single user restroom available


Counseling Services is housed in the Lilly Center, 2033. Parking Lot 3 (Peeler Art Center Lot) on this map is the closest lots to our center.