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CFAES Embedded Counselor

CFAES has a mental health counselors embedded within our college to work primarily with our students. David L. Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S works on the OSU Columbus campus.  David is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with OSU’s Student Life Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS). His office is located in 100 Agricultural Administration Building. David has worked in the mental health field since the mid 1990's and has experience with a very diverse background of work settings and clientele. A proud Ohio State Alumnus himself, David has worked at The Ohio State University since 2011 and joined CFAES in 2019.


For immediate crisis assistance 24/7, please call 614-292-5766

If a threat is exists to your safety or others, please call 9-1-1


CFAES Columbus Embedded Counselor:

David Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S


Appointments Available Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For updates about CCS services provided at CFAES Columbus, please visit:

David provides consultation and outreach as well to faculty, staff, and student organizations. Please contact David directly via email with these requests.


CFAES Wooster Embedded Counselor:

Students at the CFAES Wooster campus have the option to contact the CCS Embedded Counselor, Dr. Schaad. Dr. Schaad is available to work with all students, including graduate students.

Schaad, Psy.D. 


For updates about CCS Services provided at CFAES Wooster, please visit:


CFAES students are eligible to meet with any of the counseling staff at CCS. If you are a student who would like to meet with David or Schaad, please visit . This will enable David, Schaad, or one of thier CCS colleagues, to contact you to discuss needs, and to schedule for sessions when needed. You can also call 614-292-5766 to start this process.  Students should mention they are a CFAES student when they call if they are interested in options to be routed to David or Schaad.


Let's Talk

Daily consultations via Carmen Zoom are available through our "Let's Talk" program Monday through Friday: David has times available most weeks via Let's Talk as a "drop in" service to students. CCS counselors are available daily for Let's Talk. Times are posted on the CCS website link above and you do need to sign up for an available time slot. You may talk to any CCS Counselor via Let's Talk on any day you like.


As always, if you are in distress, please know we are here to help. Students may contact CCS at any time by calling 614-292-5766 or If calling after hours, press 2 to be connected to a live counselor.


Additional Resources:

Many students find these resources helpful as well

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life consists of more than 40 departments, all dedicated to creating the extraordinary student experience for every Buckeye. https:// 614-292-9334  

Wilce Student Health Services

The Wilce Student Health Center, Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS), is a Joint Commission accredited outpatient facility providing a variety of health care services to the student population. All students enrolled at the university are eligible to use SLSHS. 614-292-4321

Dennis Learning Center

The Dennis Learning Center provides classes, academic coaching, and workshops to help students assess and develop new learning skills to improve academic performance.

Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center seeks to support and empower students in achieving balance in their life, and offers a number of services related to nutrition, substance use, wellness coaching, HIV testing, and financial coaching to name a few.   

S.M.A.R.T. Lab

The SMART Lab teaches stress management and resiliency skills to students.

Buckeye Food Alliance

Lincoln Tower, Suite 150. 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210. (614) 285-4067. Available to any enrolled student who does not have an unlimited meal plan.


Offers confidential support for survivors of sexual violence from the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio. SARNCO is located at 33 W. 11th Ave., Room 202. Advocacy is available by calling 614-688-2518. The Sexual Assault Helpline can be reached at 614-267-7020.

Student Life Disability Services

Student Life Disability Services supports students with providing accommodations, note-taking support, and identify assistive technology to provide accessibility for diverse abilities.

Student Advocacy

Student Advocacy provides petition assistance, financial guidance, and support with health and personal crises.

Office of International Affairs

International students and scholars services facilitate the arrival, integration, engagement and success of international students, staff and exchange scholars at Ohio State, including managing immigration issues and regulatory compliance. https://

Faculty Resources

For urgent situations: 

If a threat to safety exists, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you need to speak with one of the therapy staff about a student concern, please call CCS at 614-292-5766 and ask to speak with an available counselor. If calling after business hours, please follow the prompts and press 2 to be connected with a live counselor.

For non-urgent situations, you may call or email David or Schaad using the contact information above. 

For additional faculty information, please visit: