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The University of Toledo is welcoming a new leader to the Counseling Center.

Edwards

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Dr. Stanley Edwards joins the University from the Children’s Resource Center in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Edwards grew up in New Haven, Conn., but has spent the last 20 years in Ohio. He has worked in private practice, with a team on a suicide hotline, and at children and adult mental health centers.

The new director said he is excited to partner with the University and is looking forward to “being in an environment that values and provides opportunities for growth and development.”

“The main thing I want to accomplish is making the Counseling Center more a part of the University community and increasing the partnership with students,” he said. “One problem I’m hearing is that students aren’t very aware of all that the center has to offer.”

The UT Counseling Center, which is a part of the Division of Student Affairs, provides initial mental health screenings and individual, couples and group counseling at no cost for full-time students.

The Counseling Center also offers a 24-hour crisis intervention service for students experiencing severe emotional distress and serves as a psychological consultant to faculty, staff and University organizations.

Communication between a student and staff member of the Counseling Center is confidential.

“I am excited to attract a person with Dr. Edwards’ education and professional experiences,” said Dr. Kaye Patten Wallace, vice president for student affairs. “I look forward to him providing the leadership for the University Counseling Center.”

He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University. In 2004, he was licensed as a clinical psychologist.

Edwards and his wife, Melanie, have been married 12 years. They are the parents of three boys, ages 7, 5 and 10 months.

“I’m thrilled to be at The University of Toledo, and thrilled to work with the student population in any way that I can,” Edwards said.

The Counseling Center is open weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more on the center, go to www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/counseling.

Contact the Counseling Center at 419.530.2426 or stop by Rocket Hall Room 1810.

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