Counseling Services


Defiance College is partnered with BetterMynd, an online therapy platform, to offer students access to free teletherapy sessions from a diverse network of licensed mental health counselors.

These 50-minute live video sessions are private and confidential and can take place from the convenience of your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Teletherapy sessions are available during the day, at night, and on weekends, so you can get support whenever it's best for you.

In addition to teletherapy sessions, BetterMynd also offers group workshops, an educational skill workshop, all for free.

To register and get started, please contact Kris Knight at / 419-783-2548. Upon meeting with Counseling Services you can sign-up here.

If you have any questions about these services, you can email Kris Knight at or BetterMynd at

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Online Screening
The DC Counseling Center offers FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, online mental health screenings for a variety of mental health issues including: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders, and alcohol use disorders. The screenings are provided so that you may find out, in just a few minutes, whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you.

All screenings are completely confidential. The DC Counseling Center does not get access to your personal information and will not know if you've completed a screening. Counseling Center staff are able to access how many people are visiting the site and completing screenings, not who is completing them.

Please know that NO COUNSELING CENTER STAFF WILL CONTACT YOU AFTER TAKING A SCREENING. If you want to speak to a someone after completing a screening, please call the Counseling Center at 419-783-2562.

Resources for Students

Getting the Most out of Therapy and Counseling

Resources for Parents

How Parents Can Help First Generation College Students Succeed

Making the Transition to College: A Guide for Parents