University Counseling is committed to providing therapy from a Christian perspective for any OBU student, faculty or staff member with respect for individual differences based on race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, spirituality, and sexual orientation. We strive to provide an atmosphere in which members of the OBU community can feel secure and comfortable to explore their personal, academic, or other concerns.
The many transitions encountered by students during their college years involve significant change, increased responsibility, and important decision making. Social and emotional concerns can also generate conflict or dissonance, which make it difficult for people to function at their best. Our role is to assist clients with personal difficulties in an unbiased, objective way and expand their ability to cope with personal development and environmental demands through their own resources. Typical issues and concerns which bring students and others to therapy may include:
We respect your privacy and will provide you with information about our confidentiality policy. Counseling records are private and not a part of any other university records. Appointments of 45-50 minutes in length are typically scheduled once weekly. Because we are sensitive to the demands on your time, we use a short-term therapy format, which is effective for the majority of counselees. Clients whose needs are beyond the scope of University Counseling will be provided with referral and consultation services.
University Counseling personnel are available to student organizations, residence complexes, classes, and other groups upon request to provide programs on such topics as dating violence, stress and anger management, assertiveness and communication training, burnout, healthy life styles, and others. Arrangements can by made by calling 405.585.5260