Counseling Services

COVID-19 Update Regarding TeleTherapy

Now Offering Teletherapy!

Students have the option to schedule a counseling appointment virtually as well as in-person.

The Counseling Services staff is committed to supporting the emotional well-being and mental health needs of Muskingum University students while ensuring the health and safety of our community. 

  • Students will have the option of virtual (video or phone) or in-person appointments with a counselor.
  • Urgent care and mental health crisis situations will be managed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Walk-in appointments will not be available but information on how to schedule an appointment will be posted on the Counseling Services outer door.
  • The Counseling Services waiting area as well as the Relaxation Room will be unavailable during this time. 
  • Surfaces will be sanitized between any in-person appointments, and protective measures including the use of glass partitions, face coverings and social distancing will be required. 

To make an appointment with a counselor, we prefer you email Counseling Services at  Counselors check for emails frequently throughout the day and typically respond within 24 hours. If requesting an appointment, it is helpful to attach a copy of your class schedule so that we can find a time that works best for you. You may also call Tracy Bugglin at (740) 826-8142 or Leah Shirer at (740) 826-8091 to request an appointment.

If you are experiencing an immediate mental health crisis, please call either University Police at (740) 826-8155, 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. 

*Muskingum University Counseling Services is providing mental health teletherapy services through, an online HIPAA compliant platform. This requires that the student  have an internet connection, and a computer or phone, equipped with a camera. When an appointment is scheduled, the student will receive an email or text with a link to their counselor’s page.

Additional Resources:
It is normal to feel stressed and anxious given the impact of COVID-19. You can learn more here about coping resources and self-care options:

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