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
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.
MSW II Intern
Coryn Gonzales (she/they) is currently serving as a MSW II intern within counseling services while they earn their Masters in Social Work from The Ohio State University with a focus on mental health and substance misuse. They are currently licensed as a social worker trainee with the State of Ohio. When Coryn graduates in August 2024, they plan to create their own nonprofit care farm, embracing an integrated approach to mental health through a combination of ecotherapy, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and therapeutic farming, with a special interest in treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma, and residential treatment for drug and alcohol counseling.