University Counseling Services

Welcome to the Oklahoma Christian University Counseling Center (UCC) home page. We hope the following information is helpful to you. If you have any suggestions or comments that you think would improve our website, please feel free to contact Sheldon Adkins (sheldon.adkins@oc.edu).

UCS services are available to currently enrolled OC students as well as faculty and staff during the fall and spring semester. During the summer, the Counseling Center is available for counseling emergencies and referrals. Depending on availability, a limited number of services are available to spouses of enrolled OC students as well as faculty and staff members.

University counseling and psychological services are confidential and not shared with others outside of the counseling center without your written permission. UCC professional and administrative staff follow policies and legal and ethical practices to protect the privacy of your health information. These policies and practices are explained in detail in the UCC Confidentiality Statement and HIPPA Notice.

The UCC does not provide personal counseling through e-mail or other electronic means. Individuals who are not OC students and who are seeking personal counseling are encouraged to consult with local mental health professionals and with other community services.

Purpose

The University Counseling Center provides a variety of brief/time-limited services for OC students, faculty, and staff members, including confidential individual, couple, family, and group counseling. We offer professional counseling and psychological services for:

  • Personal issues, such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, stress, loss and grief, and personal growth and development
  • Premarital assessment and education
  • Relationship issues that include improving communication skills, promoting appropriate assertiveness, and increasing conflict resolution skills
  • Career exploration and assessment
  • Improving academic success through reducing anxiety (e.g., test, math, speech), stress management, and increasing study skills and time management
  • Personality and psychological assessment
  • Confidential mental health screenings for depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, and eating disorders
  • Crisis intervention

Appointments

Appointments for UCC services may be made by calling (405) 425-5250, or by visiting the University Counseling Center, which is located on the west side of the Gaylord University Center. Counseling sessions are scheduled for 45-50 minutes. Prior to the initial appointment, students are asked to complete the initial intake paperwork. These forms are available online and can be downloaded and completed prior to coming to the Counseling Center.

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