Personal Counselors are available to assist with non-academic concerns and personal development issues that impact students’ personal and educational goals.
Short term counseling is available for current students enrolled in 3 or more credit hours and who are struggling at Oakton with a wide array of adjustment issues, transition problems and mental health concerns. Personal counselors can also make referral information available for students who need long-term counseling, support or services not available at Oakton.
Common problems and concerns students bring to counseling include:
• grief and loss
• relationship issues
• thoughts of suicide
• gender issues
• concerns about sex and sexuality
• family problems
• trauma or abuse
• eating concerns and disorders
• substance misuse
• cultural matters and perspectives
• self esteem
In addition to providing personal counseling, counselors provide crisis intervention during operating hours, consultation with faculty and staff, and when appropriate, referral to community agencies.
To make an appointment with a counselor call 847.635.1744 or stop by the Student Affairs Office (room 2270 at the Des Plaines campus) and speak with the office staff.
Des Plaines Campus