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Office of Counseling & Consultation

The Mission of the CVM Office of Counseling and Consultation is to promote a culture of wellbeing and inclusivity through counseling, consultation, and education that supports College of Veterinary Medicine students in their pursuit of academic and personal development, empowering them to become successful members of the veterinary community and beyond. 

If you are in crisis and are in need of immediate help, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.  Learn more about available Crisis Services

College of Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff, including residents and interns, should access counseling services through Ohio State's Employee Assistance Program

Mental Health Strategies Video Series

Click here for a set of 11 short videos covering a range of common concerns, including information on depression, anxiety, and coping skills presented by Main Campus' Counseling and Consulting Services.

About the Office of Counseling and Consultation

Who are we?

  • We are licensed mental health professionals

What services do we offer?

  • Counseling
    • Can range from one to multiple sessions
    • Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, interpersonal difficulties
  • Consultation
    • Communication skills, stress management techniques
    • Faculty/Staff Consultation regarding student concerns
    • Education regarding mental health and wellness topics
  • Crisis Intervention
    • Safety assessment
    • De-escalation
  • We do not:

    • Prescribe medication
    • Provide psychological testing (for ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, or other)
    • Complete emotional support animal paperwork
    • Treat severe mental illness or substance abuse
    • However, we can and do make referrals to other campus or community resources for these services

Learn how you access our services and what to expect on your first visit 

For a list of community providers, visit:

Meet our Staff

Annie Abraham, MEd, LPCC, RYT-200 (

Annie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over a decade of experience providing a wide range of professional counseling services to adolescents, adults, and families.  Her clinical areas of specialty are eating disorders, body image and self-esteem, anxiety and depression, perfectionism, trauma and traumatic grief, relationship concerns, parenting and maternal wellbeing, identity development, and mild substance use disorders.  Additionally, she has worked regularly with intellectually and emotionally gifted adolescents and adults.

In this role at CVM OCC, Annie provides brief counseling services.  She is a good starting point to get support, process any concerns, and determine a plan that will best fit the needs of the student.  Annie is here to help as a neutral, nonjudgmental resource.  She utilizes a warm and genuine approach, so please reach out if she can be of assistance.

Annie’s office is located in VMAB 265.  She will generally be able to schedule appointments between the hours of 9am and 4pm M-F, or by special appointment only.

 Katie Reid, Psy.D. (

Katie is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience providing counseling and consultation services to adults, couples, and adolescents in a variety of clinical settings, including graduate student counseling.  Her areas of expertise include anxiety and depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties, professional and personal identity development, stress management, couples counseling, trauma, and grief.

In her role at CVM OCC, Katie provides brief counseling and consultation services.  She is here to offer compassionate, nonjudgmental support to help students process and work towards identifying possible solutions to their concerns.  If students are unsure of their needs, an initial meeting is a great place to start!  Collaboration can help determine the best course of action for a student’s unique needs. 

Katie's office is located in VMC 0094.  Appointments are generally scheduled between the hours of 9am and 4pm M-F, or by special appointment only.