Many times students are able to meet life’s challenges and deal with them on their own. Other times students are faced with issues that requires help from others. Short-term individual and group counseling is free for current OSU-Cascades students and is provided by licensed professionals. OSU E-campus students are eligible if they pay the student fees for the term they are seeking services.

Concerns addressed in counseling include depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, academic problems, LGBTQIA support, self-worth, discrimination, eating issues and stress management. For students who are considering whether they should seek counseling, free and anonymous online screening is available for anxiety disorders, depression, alcohol abuse and eating disorders. 

Counseling is free for current OSU-Cascades students. To make an appointment email

Counseling Services

Counseling services are free for OSU-Cascades students. Please email to make an appointment.

Counseling Service Location:

Tykeson 210 Suite

Counseling Service Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 am to 5 pm

Thursdays: 9 am to 7 pm. 

Make an Appointment 


* OSU-Cascades counselors are not able to provide documentation in support of an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). If you are looking for an ESA letter, contact your Primary Care Provider.

Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU App

Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU is an app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, immediate access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor, 24/7 (MySSP stands for “My Student Support Program”). The app makes it easy to schedule short-term counseling appointments with the same ongoing counselor and provides educational materials covering mental health topics. Students can communicate with a counselor in five different languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish or English); additional language options are available upon request. Students can download the Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU and learn more about the service here.

Jill Casebolt



Jill is a licensed mental health therapist and a counselor for OSU-Cascades. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Ecopsychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Jill engages with clients from a place of deep respect, empowerment, and kindness.


Mary Kate Sperduto



As a counselor, I orient treatment from a client-centered, relational lens, which posits that people yearn for connection, grow in relationship, and cannot thrive in isolation. With a highly collaborative approach, I focus on authenticity, self-esteem, intrapersonal and interpersonal connection, growth-fostering relationships, and increasing relational competence. Through a relational lens and connection, healing can occur. 

Take A Free Online Screening

Considering counseling? Take this online screening to help you decide if a professional consultation would be helpful. It’s free and anonymous. Services are not dependent on the screening; if your functioning is affecting your ability to be successful in school you qualify for for an initial appointment.


Take The Screening 

Confidentiality Statement

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 student wellness counselors will be disclosed to anyone outside student wellness counselors without your written authorization. This includes 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 are rare but important.

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. As a result of a court order
  4. When mental illness is used as a defense in a criminal or civil action