Counseling Services

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Counseling Services to promote the well-being of our students. Students' mental and physical wellness impacts performance in the classroom, engagement in the community, and the ability to persist in college. We align with the strategic plan of Denison to be a benchmark campus by helping students develop habits of wellness that will be crucial to their long-term health well after graduation. We respect each student's developmental needs and strive to promote student autonomy, accountability, and agency. We honor and embrace diversity and inclusion. We strive to reduce barriers to access mental health services for an increasingly diverse student body.

Integrated Services

Counseling Services at the Wellness Center are provided by licensed mental health professionals. As part of an integrated collegiate health care team, we provide mental/behavioral health care that coordinates with medical services. We strive to address the whole person, not just one aspect of the student's health care needs. Our work reflects a holistic approach to health care and wellness that is strengths-based and person-centered. Shared communication, as well as care coordination and management, provides a higher quality of care and support for the student.

We offer individual counseling, workshops and support group, consultation, crisis management, and outreach services. We participate in various planning initiatives within Student Development.

Counseling Staff

The counseling staff is comprised of experienced licensed mental health professionals from the fields of social work, counseling, or psychology. Sometimes we employ graduate level trainees for an academic year, and they are supervised by a licensed professional with supervisory status. While each clinician has particular strengths and practice preferences, all work from an evidence-based model. The ethical guidelines of our respective professions (social work, counseling, psychology) and the State of Ohio provide standards of practice for our work.

Darlene Compton, MSW, LISW-S
Associate Director of Counseling Services

Sarah DelPropost, MSW, LISW

Sanda Gibson, Ph.D., LPCC-S

Kadian Miracle, Ph.D., LCP

Jack Wheeler, MSW, LISW-S

Contact Us

Whisler Center for Student Wellness
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023

Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff

*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.

Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:

No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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