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Counseling Center

About Us

Mission Statement

The Counseling Center supports the Columbus State University mission of empowering students to contribute to the advancement of their communities by assisting students in overcoming the issues which may be blocking their growth and keeping them from reaching their individual potentials. This is accomplished via mental health and career counseling, learning disorder assessment, and educational outreach. Secondarily, the Counseling Center provides consultation and referral information to the staff, faculty and parents of Columbus State University as they support their students' learning and growth.


The philosophy of the center is based on a positive approach to individual growth. Our primary emphasis is on the development of the person through self-knowledge (self-exploration and understanding) and positive change. We find that enhanced self-knowledge leads to increased personal satisfaction, improved interpersonal relationships and greater academic and vocational success. Our goal is to contribute to the optimal potential of each student and help the student achieve maximum benefit from the Columbus State University experience.

Counseling Center Survey
Please let us know how we are doing. Follow the below link to take our anonymous client satisfaction survey. The survey only takes about 5 - 10 minutes. Thank you for reaching out to us!


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Dan L. Rose, Psy.D.

Dr. Rose is the CSU Counseling Center's Director. He is a licensed psychologist.

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Cheryl Yatsko, Ph.D.

Dr. Yatsko is also a licensed psychologist. She is the CSU Counseling Center's Assistant Director and the Coordinator of Program Evaluation.

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Mrs. Oula Majzoub-Weaver

Mrs. Weaver is the Center's Coordinator of Crisis Assessment and Career Counseling Services. If you are undecided about your major or want to switch your major but are unsure what to select, please make an appointment with Mrs. Weaver. She will be happy to assist you in this process.

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Katie Dickinson-Rossello, Psy.D.

Dr. Dickinson-Rossello is the Coordinator of Testing Services and Director of Training. In order to receive academic accommodations through Center for Accommodation and Access, the Board of Regents requires an extensive battery of tests to be administered which can take 8 - 12 hours of testing. The results of the tests determine the diagnosis and appropriate services.

Please contact the Center at 706-507-8740 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dickinson-Rossello or for more information.


Alex Plata, MS, APC, NCC

Mr. Plata is the Coordinator of Outreach and Prevention. If you are interested in having a presenter come to your class or organization to speak about mental health issues, including substance abuse, please contact him via email or the Counseling Center's main line, 706-507-8740.


Christy Cook

Ms. Cook is the Student Support Services Assistant for the Counseling Center. If you have questions concerning the Center, please feel free to e-mail her at She will respond as soon as possible, or you may call 706-507-8741. However, you should call the Center to make an appointment to see a therapist, sign up for a workshop, or make an appointment to take the Strong Interest Inventory.

Part-Time Therapists

  • Mr. Scott Mills
  • Dr. Kevin White

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