Counseling Services

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 at the college. 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
  • academic struggles
  • anxiety and depression

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.

Support groups, counseling groups, and educational groups are offered each semester. Contact the Wellness Center for current and upcoming group offerings.

To make an appointment with a counselor call 847.635.1885 or stop by the Wellness Center, Room 1200, Des Plaines campus or Room A175, Skokie campus.