Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center (SCC) offers a variety of clinical counseling services, including: individual & group therapy, grief counseling, and crisis counseling. Here is some basic information about SCC:
- Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- First four sessions are free, the remaining sessions are $10/session.
- Individual counseling clients are seen on a bi-weekly basis (with counselor discretion).
- Students wanting to initiate counseling services must complete a new client packet and schedule an intake appointment by calling our office.
- After the intake session, the client will either be assigned to an available clinician or be placed on our waitlist (with options for alternate services while waiting to be assigned a counselor).
If you are new to the center and are seeking counseling, you may call our Walk-In Clinic at 405-744-5472 to speak with a staff member about your questions and to schedule an intake session.
The SCC does not provide learning disability evaluations, ADHD/ADD assessments or letters recommending emotional support animals. The SCC also does not provide services related to court testimony or legal proceedings.
Student wishing to address issues concerning their mental health, personal or professional growth, and interpersonal relationships may find that individual counseling is an effect method for developing skills and strategies to foster their own well-being.
Individual Counseling is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a counselor, in a safe and caring setting, to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors to better understand themselves and others. In the early sessions, clients identify and set personal goals and work toward aspects of their lives they would like to change.
Following the intake appointment, a client will begin working with an assigned counselor to obtain a clear focus on past and present concerns and inform the counselor as to the direction they wish for the counseling to go.
One of the difficulties related to mental health issues is the belief that we are all alone in our struggle. One of the great benefits of group counseling is being able to relate to the experiences of others in a group. This can help a person to feel less alone in their struggles. For more information about group counseling, types of groups, what is being offered, and more, click the link.
If you have recently experienced a loss, grief counseling can help you process your feelings and thoughts and help you navigate the difficulties that arise. A number of great resources are available even to those who do not wish to seek counseling. For more information on grief counseling, presentations on grief & loss, or for how you can get some of the free resources, click the link.
If you are a student with an urgent need, an on-call counselor is available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Examples of urgent needs include thoughts of harming yourself or others, sexual assault or other traumatic experience.
After 5 p.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays, a counselor may be reached by contacting the OSU Police, 405-744-6523.
Call SAM (Student Assistance by Mercy), 1-855-225-2SAM (2726), is a FREE 24-hour call center staffed with counselors who will assist you in getting the help you need.