The Counseling Center’s primary purpose is to provide psychological support to students as they pursue their academic and personal goals, and to enhance the quality of each student’s experience at Oberlin. The Counseling Center is primarily intended for assessment and short-term counseling, with referrals to private counselors in the Oberlin area if necessary. The center itself is funded through tuition and services are free of charge, although students are responsible for the cost of any external services. The number of sessions varies and is discussed as part of the initial intake process.
At the Counseling Center you may discuss and explore freely, in confidence, any problems, feelings, or fears that are important to you. The ultimate goal is to help you grow in self-understanding, so that you can better cope with your immediate situation and with future decisions.
You will find our offices a short walk from the center of campus in the Professional Services Building at 247 West Lorain St., Suite D.
Same day walk-in crisis consultation hours:
Mon. & Tues. 11 a.m. - Noon
Weds., Thurs., & Fri. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)
For after-hour emergencies, please see your area coordinator, call Campus Safety and Security (440-775-8444), call the Lorain County Mental Health Hotline (800-888-6161), or go to the Mercy Allen Emergency Room.