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Counseling Services

National Depression Screening Days at Oakton
Wednesday, October 9, main lobby at Skokie
Thursday, October 10, student street at Des Plaines
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m each day; take a questionnaire and see your results

College can be stressful - but Oakton can help. The College offers individual and group counseling to support students and help them succeed during their time here. Skilled counselors can assist with non-academic concerns and personal development issues that impact personal and educational goals. 

Short-term individual counseling is available for current students enrolled in three or more credit hours. Common problems and concerns include:

  • grief and loss
  • relationship issues
  • loneliness
  • 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

Counselors also offer crisis intervention during Oakton's normal business hours, consultation with faculty and staff, and referral information for students who need long-term services not available at Oakton.

To make an appointment with a counselor call 847.635.1744 or stop by the Student Affairs Office, Room 2270, Des Plaines campus.