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.
The after-hours and weekends professional counseling phone line is another important resource.
This service is accessed through the Counseling Center's phone number (440-775-8470) by selecting option 2 (press at any time during message) to be connected. It is available after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays until 8:30 a.m. the following morning and on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. on Mondays.
The Oberlin College Counseling Center Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
The values of diversity, inclusion and equity are at the core of our profession and the services we provide at the Counseling Center. As a center we respect, support and embrace differences in identity. The Counseling Center is dedicated to making our care accessible to all students and our staff is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and affirming environment that embraces the richness brought by the intersections of gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual/affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious and spiritual orientation, socioeconomic status, as well as a host of other personal and social characteristics that comprise individual identity. These values inform our services and our commitment to fostering a healthy campus community that supports individual well-being and academic success.