Counseling Services


Welcome to Counseling Services

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We are so glad you’re here!

The counselors of Counseling Services provide treatment to all enrolled Central Ohio Technical College students. Services provided include individual therapy, group therapy (on an as needed basis), education/consultation, on-campus referrals, and off-campus referrals within the community. All of these services are free and confidential.


If you are an enrolled COTC student, complete the counseling services appointment request form.

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Student Organizations

Student organizations have a significant impact in providing effective learning environments for students, preparing them to live in a multicultural society and work in a global community. If you have an interest in joining either of these two organizations sponsored by the Counseling Services office, please contact us.

Active Minds

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Are you interested in being a peer mentor for other students struggling with their mental health?

If you replied “yes,” then join the Active Minds! Active Minds is a national organization that focuses on decreasing stigma among individuals seeking mental health treatment and support, creating peer mentors, and educating others about mental health. 

Contact: Megan Hughett, MSW, LISW-S, in the Counseling Services office

Student Interest Form

Counseling Services Staff

Students experience a wide variety of concerns during their time at college. The Office of Student Life’s Counseling Services staff can be a helpful resource in identifying their mental health needs.

Charles DePriest, MA, LPCC-S

Lead Mental Health Counselor

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Charles DePriest is a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. He attended Ashland Theological Seminary earning his master’s degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, and attended Mount Union University for his undergraduate degree. Charley has 20 years of experience as a counselor working in numerous settings including residential treatment, private practice and community mental health. Most recently, he worked at Columbus State Community College serving as a counselor and then as a supervisor to the Counseling Services Department.  He uses a number of different treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, a client centered focus, brief solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing.  He is also experienced in crisis intervention and in helping client’s begin treatment in drug and alcohol counseling. He enjoys working with college students, meeting them where they are at, and providing support and direction to promote their interpersonal growth and increased well-being.   

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Megan Hughett, MSW, LISW-S

Mental Health Counselor

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Megan Hughett is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation who earned her MSW from The Ohio State University in 2015. She also previously attended The Ohio State Newark campus during her graduate program. Megan attended Ohio University – Zanesville campus for her undergraduate degree in Children & Family Developmental Studies with a minor in Communication Studies.

Megan’s professional work has mostly involved working in various community mental health agencies where she held roles as a case manager, therapist, and clinical coordinator/supervisor. She enjoys working with diverse populations, and is a strengths-based and trauma-informed clinician.

Her specialties include treating anxiety disorders, depressive/mood disorders, ADHD, grief/loss focused issues, and trauma. Megan utilizes interventions from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist her clients reach their treatment goals.

Her therapeutic style is laid back, transparent, as well as goal focused. Megan has also recently gained basic training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. Megan is an advocate for mental health and suicide prevention. She frequently implements self-care and stress management techniques in her sessions with clients.

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