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CFAES Embedded Counselor

CFAES has a mental health counselor embedded in our college to work primarily with our students: David L. Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S.  David is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with OSU’s Counseling and Consultation Services housed in 100Y Ag. Admin. working directly with CFAES students.  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.

If you are a student who would like to meet with David, please visit . This will enable David, or one of his 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 if they call to be routed to David. 

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


David Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S

David continues to provide consultation and outreach. Faculty, staff, and student organizations should contact David directly via email with these requests.


Welcome CFAES Wooster Embedded Counselor Dr. Schaad!

Students at the CFAES Wooster campus have a new resource - a CCS Embedded Counselor located on the Wooster campus. Dr. Schaad is available to work with all students, including graduate students! 

Schaad, Psy.D.

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


Special notices from Dave: August 31, 2021

Welcome Back to Ohio State Campus!

The OSU Counseling and Consultation Service now offers services in-person or via tele-consultation – This includes Embedded Counseling at CFAES  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, David Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S is meeting with CFAES students either in person or via Carmen Zoom and telephone consultation, by appointment only. Please note due to State licensing laws, students must be located in Ohio at the time of their appointment to be seen via tele-consultaton. In person appointements require all campus guidlines related to COIVD-19 indoor policies to be followed. To schedule an appointment time, students should contact David at or call CCS at 614-292-5766 . If you are outside of Ohio, or unable to secure a private space to meet, please contact CCS or David so that we can help you locate a referral to accomodate your need.

Let's Talk

Daily consultations via Carmen Zoom are available through our "Let's Talk" program Monday through Friday: David is available via Let's Talk as a "drop in" service to students most Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. You do need to sign up to drop in via the website link above. You may talk to any CCS Counselor via Let's Talk on any day you like.


Looking for a great self help app to use on demand on your time? SilverCloud is an online, interactive mental health resource that provides students with cognitive behavioral skills and strategies accessible 24/7. SilverCloud can be either self-guided or used with the support of a coach. SilverCloud does not require a referral and you can start right now.

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 counselor.