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.
EXTENDED WALK-IN HOURS: Monday (4/4) and Tues (4/5) from 11:00am until 1:30pm and on Wednesdays (3/30, 4/6) Thursdays (3/31, 4/7) and Fridays (4/1, 4/8) from 12noon until 2:30pm.
If you feel you’re in crisis, the Counseling Center will see you the same day during regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm).
Please call 440-775-8470 to make an appointment or walk over.
The after-hours and weekends professional counseling phone line is another important resource. That service is also accessed through the Counseling Center’s phone number, (440-775-8470) by selecting option 2.