Welcome to Counseling Services 

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Who is Eligible for Counseling?

Counseling services are free to all currently enrolled students at Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark.

Why Students Often Seek Counseling?

  • -Family Conflicts or Turmoil                     
  • -Loss and Grief
  • -Academic Pressures or Testing Issues
  • -Relationship Issues
  • -Depression
  • -Sexual and/or Physical Abuse or assult
  • -Not Fitting in with Peers
  • -Body Image Issues
  • -Eating Disorders
  • -LGBTQ Concerns
  • -Difficulty to Adjusting
  • -Anxiety and Stress Management
  • -Relaxation Techniques


What Can I Expect in Counseling?

~ Counseling aims to help you understand yourself better, become more effective in reaching your goals and, in the process, become more successful. 

~ Counseling Services is interested in your personal, academic, and intellectual growth.  Some students meet with their counselor on a weekly basis, some on a bi-weekly basis, and others at varying intervals.

~ In these 50-minute sessions, you and your counselor talk about what is causing you distress currently and explore ways to understand and alleviate these concerns.  Each Student is permitted 10 sessions for each school year.

~ If you are 15 minutes or more late for your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule.

~ Initially you will meet with the counselor who will collect preliminary information about you and your concerns. You and the counselor will decide on a way to address your concerns.

~ This may involve individual or group counseling, referral to a physician, or referral to a clinician outside the agency. 

~ Our services are provided on a voluntary basis (students choose to come to counseling), and you need not be referred by anyone to participate in the counseling process.


David Wirt, Clinical CounselorDavid L. Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S

Professional Clinical Counselor

Email: dwirt@cotc.edu

(Please note email is not a confidential form of communication.)

Phone: 740-366-9464


David Wirt is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor Endorsement licensed through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. David earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1990 and his Master's Degree in Education/Counseling from the University of Dayton in 1996. He has worked both in Social Work and Counseling as a therapist since 1995 and uses an eclectic approach to counseling to help identify individual needs and create helpful approaches to change. David enjoys the challenges of helping people with many issues including, but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, PTSD, OCD, Adjustment Disorders, Grief and Loss issues, Divorce, and Blending Families.

Schedule An Appointment

Counseling services are available to COTC and Ohio State Newark students enrolled on a part-time or full-time basis.

To schedule an appointment, contact us at:

Counseling Services
Warner Center 226
Phone: 740-364-9578
Fax: 740-364-9646



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The Newark Campus

1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

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200 North Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

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236 S. Main St
Mount Vernon Ohio 43050

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8660 East Broad Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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