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CVM Counseling Services

Vet Med Counseling Services is here to help and support you in any way we can while you work hard earning your veterinary or graduate degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Meet the Counselors

jeremmiah grissett

Jeremiah Grissett, Ph.D. is the CVM Counselor and Wellness Coordinator. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing therapy in the Stillwater community since he completed his master’s degree in December 2015. While pursuing a doctorate in Human Development and Family science at OSU, Grissett has worked in a community mental health agency and a group practice in Stillwater. He serves the CVM students by offering individual and group therapy and promoting wellness programs and initiatives targeting student wholeness and wellbeing.

danielle deros

Danielle "Dani" Deros is the CVM Student Counseling Services Clinical Intern. She is a fourth-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at Oklahoma State University. During her doctoral training, Dani has served as an associate at the Psychological Services Center at Oklahoma State in the Psychology Department providing in-person and virtual individual and group therapy services, as well as psychological assessments. Most recently, she served as the Associate Director of Assessment Services within the PSC. She will serve CVM students during the 2021-22 academic year by offering individual therapy and by advocating for veterinary student mental health and overall well-being.

Hours and Appointments

Therapy Services by Appointment

Jeremiah’s Availability: Monday-Friday, 1–6 p.m.

Dani’s Availability: Monday & Tuesday, 1–6 p.m.

*Additional appointment times available upon request

Online Therapy Services

To further support the social distancing protocol strongly suggested by our state and local governments because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CVM Student Counseling Services is able to offer online therapy appointments for students.

Due to Oklahoma regulations on teletherapy, I am unfortunately only able to provide online therapy to students who are still in Oklahoma; however, I am able to provide consultation services for anything related to mental health or personal wellbeing over the phone to all students during this time.

Scheduling a Counseling Appointment

  1. Login to the Patient Portal at the University Health Services website
  2. Choose the “Appointments” tab on the left-hand side; then select “Schedule an appointment.”
  3. Select “Veterinary Student Counseling Services.” (this selection applies to DVM and CVM graduate students)
  4. Choose your counselor
  5. Select either an in-person session or an online session.
  6. Choose an available time that best suits your schedule.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment online, you may also call 405-744-6145. If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail and the counselor will contact you as soon as possible to schedule your appointment.

Online Counseling Appointments

If you scheduled an online counseling appointment, follow these directions:

  1. Find a quiet, private space.
  2. Have a well charged device with internet access and a webcam; your cell phone will work, but a computer using either Chrome or Firefox browsers will work best.
  3. For appointments with Jeremiah go to
    For appointments with Dani go to 
  4. Enter your name where prompted; this will take you to the virtual waiting room.
  5. Wait for your therapist to begin your session.

If you experience any technical difficulties during this time, call the CVM Student Counseling Services office at 405-744-6145 to speak with the therapist to troubleshoot the issue.


map to counseling office
 Map to counseling office from student's locked mailbox room.

Jeremiah’s office is located in 162 McElroy Hall.

Dani’s office is located in 163 McElroy Hall.

To find the counselor’s office from the main lobby of McElroy Hall, follow the steps below:

  1. Go past the Student Services office and go to the Student’s Locked Mailbox Room.
  2. From there, walk through the Soft Lounge and Old Phys to the hallway at the south end of Old Phys.
  3. Continue down the hallway until you can turn right. You will see a door that will lead you to another hallway. Go through that door.
  4. Turn left after walking through the door and turn right down the hallway.
  5. Walk past the elevator and water fountain to offices 162 and 163, which will be on your left.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are counseling services?

Services are FREE for any current CVM DVM or Graduate student.

Will CVM faculty, staff, and students know that I am going to therapy?

Only if you tell them. We will make your confidentiality a priority, ensuring that no details of your attendance or treatment records will be disclosed to anyone outside of CVM Counseling services.

What is therapy like?

The therapy experience depends a lot on how you approach it. Ultimately, it is an intentional conversation with an impartial person who can help guide and direct you through challenges in life.

I don't think my problems are that big or important, should I even go to therapy?

You don't have to be in a crisis to go to therapy, it is for anyone who is having a hard time with life.

Will attending therapy count as an excused absence?

Yes, we can provide you with the necessary documentation to have your absence excused.

In Case of Emergency

If there is a mental health emergency during normal office hours (M-F, 8-5), please utilize the one of the following:

  • Call the CVM Dean's office (405-744-6595) or the Student Services Office (405-744-2264)
  • Go to University Counseling Services in Student Union 320 (405-744-5472)
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • Call 911

For after hours emergencies, please call the campus safety hotline: 1-855-225-2726

If you are concerned about someone else's safety or a threat to the safety of others on the OSU campus, call the OSU Behavioral Consultation Team Hotline (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only): 405-744-3333.