Counseling is available for Veterinary Medicine students only; there is no charge for the service. Free consultation and wellness services are available for students, house officers, faculty, and staff. Counseling services are private, confidential, and not shared with anyone unless an individual signs a release of information or when the counselor must comply with state/federal law around safety (see 'Confidentiality' below). The counseling office is located in 207 Magruder Hall. The location of this office is intended to help the CVM community access services at their own convenience and ease.

In-House Counseling: Alex Rowell, PsyD

Hello, my name is Alex Rowell and I work for both Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at OSU. I have a wide range of clinical experiences that include three different inpatient/outpatient hospitals, a non-profit organization, and three different college-counseling centers. My areas of interests include working with professional/graduate students, mood disorders, self-compassion, grief, mindfulness, burnout, gender awareness and education, and life transitions. I have been fortunate enough to present on the local, state, and national level on peripartum mental health and couples transition to parenthood. I practice from a Humanistic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Self-Psychological perspective, which focuses on interpersonal interactions in the here and now and how they can be emphasized to help strengthen one's self-confidence/wellness and reduce current symptoms. I enjoy having a collaborative and working relationship with my clients to truly understand how current problems may be hindering everyday life situations. I also enjoy running, playing with my three dogs, and being outdoors in my spare time. Alex Rowell Bio.

I am very excited to be joining OSU’s CVM as a half time Counselor and Wellness Coordinator. The programs that will be provided are individual and group counseling for students; and wellness workshops, presentations, outreaches, and consultation services for students, house officers, faculty, and staff. My office is located Magruder Hall 207. Please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling CAPS: 541-737-2131.

Counseling and Wellness Services

Counseling services are available for students only. Consultation and wellness services are available for students, house officers, faculty, and staff. Staff and faculty who are concerned about the well-being of a student or colleague may come in for a consultation. Wellness appointments (i.e. 1:1 coaching sessions to maximize one’s well-being) will be available during the week with a wide range of dates and times to accommodate the availability of the CVM community. During the year students, staff, and faculty can also request presentations for their departments, classes, or students during the academic year. This includes but not limited to workshops, seminars, and/or presentations. What is the difference between counseling and wellness coaching?

CVM Office Hours

  • Monday: 2-6 pm
  • Tuesday: 8-6 pm
  • Wednesday: 2-6 pm
  • Thursday: Not at CVM
  • Friday: 11-3 pm

Please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling CAPS: 541-737-2131.


Counseling is Confidential. In accordance with state and federal law as well as professional and ethical guidelines for mental health providers, we maintain confidential records of all contacts with clients. This means that no identifying information - written or otherwise - about your contact with CAPS/CVM psychology resident will be disclosed to anyone outside CAPS/The CVM psychology resident without your written authorization. This includes: students, faculty, or staff at CVM, other academic departments, the registrar's office, student health services, and other campus entities; no one gets to know what you talk about (or even that you are coming here) unless you want them to know. There are some legal exceptions to this confidentiality; they rarely apply but we want you to know about them. If you are under the age of 18, please call for information about our confidentiality policy.

Counselors may need to disclose certain information in four general situations:

  1. When you state intent to harm yourself or someone else.
  2. When you report current abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult or child
  3. A court order
  4. When mental illness is used as a defense in a criminal or civil action

Information about CAPS.