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Counseling Services

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College is often known as the ‘best’ time of life: new friends, a new place to live, achieving a lifelong dream of growing up to become a: teacher, dancer, actress, pediatrician, writer, financial analyst, nurse, marketer, performer, athlete. But what if it’s not as great as everyone said it would be?  A lot of pressure comes with being the ‘best’ and sometimes it’s hard to sort out what to do if things aren’t going as planned.

University Counseling is designed to be a place where anyone can come and share their stories, triumphs, and struggles with their new journey.  We welcome everyone and are eager to be educated on who you are, how you define yourself, and how you want to be understood. 

Photo of waterfalls over rocks with a Louis Nizer quote, "Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man."

Our counselors understand that you are the expert of your own life and are here to listen; not to judge or “fix” you.  They also may be able to help you find ways to make important decisions, but don’t tell you what to do. 

We understand that everyone is unique. Counselors typically select from a variety of approaches based upon what works best for the individual client.  At our clinic, our counselors offer various treatments in the forms of :

  • *Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • *Psychodynamic
  • *Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • *Existential
  • *Family Systems
  • *Humanistic
  • *Trauma Based
  • *Solution-Focused

We encourage you to consider our services if you are have concerns regarding:

  • *Anxiety
  • *Depression
  • *Disordered EatingSuicide Hotline
  • *Adjustment Issues
  • *Grief and Loss
  • *Suicidal Thoughts
  • *Substance Abuse
  • *Inability to Focus/Concentrate
  • *Relationships
  • *Interpersonal Violence
  • *Past or Current Sexual Assault
  • *OCD
  • *Panic Disorder
  • *Spectrum Disorders
  • *Bullying
  • *Lack of Support in Expressing Gender and Sexuality
  • *Feeling Marginalized Due to Racial Identity, Diversity of Abilities, Economic Status, etc.

University Counseling supports everyone’s right to be who they are openly and without fear. 

Asking for some assistance may not always be easy, but it can help.  If you are struggling, have questions, or would like someone to talk to, please contact our office at 405-208-7901.

Effective November 1, 2011:

A No Show Fee of $50 will be assessed to clients who do not show or cancel with 24 hours notice before a scheduled appointment. 

$100 Drug and Alcohol Assessment Fee

Mission

The mission of University Counseling Services is to promote healthy lifestyles and support academic success by providing quality mental health services. The goal is to empower our students, faculty, and staff by inspiring hope and dignity as well as strengthening families and communities. By utilizing a broad spectrum of resources, this counseling office acts to support the entire Oklahoma City University community in order to enhance the personal, social, and intellectual functioning of each individual.

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