Counseling appointments by phone or video. Informal support and consultation by Zoom chat or Let's Talk.
All person-to-person interactions will be conducted by CarmenZoom video or phone.
- How this works:
- Students can schedule a counseling appointment through OSU/ATI Therapy Portal.
- Dr. Belanger will email you with an invitation to a CarmenZoom meeting for your scheduled session, unless you indicated that you prefer to be called.
- At the time of the scheduled session:
- By CarmenZoom: you will join the CarmenZoom meeting. You will be in the "Waiting Room" until your session begins.
- By Phone: Dr. Belanger will call you at the number you provided when it is time for your scheduled session.
- For your first remote session:
- You will be emailed an informed consent form to review and sign before our scheduled session.
- At the beginning of our first remote session, we will review the informed consent.
If there is a reason that telecounseling would not be appropriate during this time, Dr. Belanger will assist you in getting connected to other in-person resources.
If you need to speak with a counselor urgently or need other resources, you can call Counseling and Consultation Services in Columbus at any time at 614-292-5766. Press 2 to be connected to a counselor after hours.
What is "Let's Talk"?
Let’s Talk program provides drop-in informal mental health consultations on a first-come, first served basis. It’s FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. In the event of an emergency or if you or someone you know is in an imminent danger to themselves or someone else, go to the nearest ER or call 911.
Who should use “Let’s Talk”?
- Open to all currently registered ATI students
- Students who could benefit from one-on-one support and consultation
What to expect from “Let’s Talk”?
- One-on-one, 15 to 20-minute informal consultation with Dr. Belanger
- Sign up for a slot online.
- New insight and solutions to your problems and information about other resources on and off campus.
- Let’s Talk sessions are currently being scheduled and will be updated throughout the semester
- See available time slots and sign up
- Let’s Talk is an informal consultation only. Let’s Talk is not counseling.
- Let’s Talk conversations are not part of students’ releasable records.
- Let's Talk consultations do not constitute mental health treatment.
- Limits to confidentiality- When there is an immediate threat of harm to you or others, Let's Talk counselors are required by law to report this. When a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated is being abused, Let's Talk consultants are also required by law to report this.
- If your Let's Talk consultant assesses that you could benefit from a higher level of care, every effort will be made to refer you to other appropriate resources at the university and surrounding community.
The "Let's Talk" program is modeled in part on the "Let's Talk" program at Cornell University. We are indebted to our colleagues there for the name and idea; some of the material on their website has been duplicated here with permission. Special thanks to Cornell University CAPS, for sharing their expertise and experience.
Send messages for one-on-one support and consultation with Dr. Belanger. Please note that replies will occur within one business day.
DISCLAIMER: This is informal consultation only and does not constitute counseling. These messages should not be used for urgent situations (crisis, emergency, etc). Instead, please call 9-1-1 or use other crisis resources.
Confidentiality: Messages adhere to the same limits of confidentiality as other ATI Counseling Services. This will not be part of your academic record.
When there is an immediate threat of harm to you or others, Dr. Belanger is required by law to report this. Where there is suspected minor, elder, or dependent adult abuse, Dr. Belanger is also required by law to report this. If Dr. Belanger assesses that you could benefit from a higher level of care, every effort will be made to refer you to other appropriate resources.
It's ok not to be ok. Counseling helps.