Counseling Services

Campus Center-Room 146
Erin Perry, PC, Karen Raber, PCC/S, Johanna VanRenterghem, PCC
For appointments call (419) 448-2145 or (419) 448-2041

The Counseling Service is located in the Stoner Health Center-Room 146 in the Campus Center. FREE and confidential counseling services are offered to all full-time Heidelberg University students by; Karen Raber, Johanna VanRenterghem, and Erin Perry, licensed professional counselors.

How to Make an Appointment

Individuals may schedule an initial appointment by visiting Stoner Health and Counseling Center or calling 419-448-2145. You can also email in order to set up an appointment time. At the initial appointment, the counselor will assess the student's needs and make recommendations for appropriate services, either focused time limited services at the counseling center or through an appropriate off campus provider.

Individual Counseling

In individual counseling, clients meet with a counselor to discuss concerns and learn coping strategies in a private, confidential setting. The counselor will collaborate with the student to set counseling goals and evaluate progress toward those goals. Individual counseling services at Heidelberg are time-limited.


Counseling at Stoner Health and Counseling Center is confidential and is most effective when a student can be direct and honest with a counselor without fear that personal information will be shared.
Counselors do not release information about a student (age 18 or older) without that student's written permission, except as directed by Ohio law, in cases of imminent danger to self or others, child/dependent abuse, court order, or where otherwise required by law. Notations of counseling are not part of a student's university records.

For individuals under the age of 18, one assessment session is provided. Further services require a parent's or legal guardian's notarized signature on the "Parental Consent for Services for Underage HU Students."
In order to provide quality care, counselors may consult with or receive supervision from another member of our professional staff concerning the service we are providing.
Information about the characteristics of the individuals who use counseling services and the services clients have received is maintained in a secure, filing system. 

Client Rights

 Clients have the right to:

  • Receive services regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Receive information about the methods being used, and the training background and credentials of the counselor
  • Refuse treatment at any time
  • File a complaint about services with the director or supervisor
  • Review clinical records in the presence of a counselor, unless in the opinion of the counselor the information would be harmful to the client or to the client's progress
  • Request and be granted a change in assigned clinician. The request may be made to the assigned clinician or to the director.

For additional questions please email