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 go to and click on “schedule a phone screening.”  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

David Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S


Special notices from Dave: November 20, 2020

The OSU Counseling and Consultation Service has shifted to services 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 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. 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.

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

COVID-19 Support Resources

CCS acknowledges the impact on Ohio State students related to the COVID-19 pandemic and recognizes that it is typical to experience anxiety, worry, or fear. Please utilize the resources below:

For additional resources, please see these links:

Mental Health Strategies Video Series

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Emotional Fitness during COVID-19

Share Facts About COVID-19

Statement Regarding Recent Tragic Events of Racial Violence and Discrimination

In light of the tragedies and response across the Country, Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) extends our support to those affected. These threatening and violent acts are repetitive and ongoing in our society. Ohio State students have joined the many who are raising their voices for change. CCS acknowledges the impact on Ohio State students and recognizes that direct or indirect exposure to such violence can be traumatizing and result in many emotional reactions.

Resources at CCS:

Proactively Coping with Racism

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling with This Very Painful Week

A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources

How to Confront Your Implicit Bias

52 Mental Health Resources for Disabled People, POC, LGBTQ Folks, and More

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.

Daily consultations are also available through our "Let's Talk" program Monday through Friday:

Election Support:

This election season has been a time of stress for many. CCS is offering numerouse support oppotunities to help throught this time. These are listed at: