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
- 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.