Welcome to ORU Student Counseling Services!
The ORU Counseling staff want you to know that:
- We care
- We will listen without judgment
- No matter how you’re feeling or what you’re facing, it is possible to feel better
College students experience many changes during their years at school. There are the pressures that inevitably come with academic life, combined with social, emotional, and financial pressures, along with spiritual challenges. It can begin to feel overwhelming, sometimes leading to anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. Seeking an objective and professional perspective is a mature response when you begin to feel overwhelmed.
Counseling services are available to currently enrolled ORU students. Appointments are scheduled between 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:50pm (M-F), with the exception of chapel days (W & F), when we are closed from 11:00am-1:00pm. The counseling center is not open in the evenings or on weekends. For after hours crises or emergencies, please call COPES at 918-744-4800 (24/7) or ORU Security at 918-495-7750.
Individual counseling sessions are 50-minutes in length. In response to COVID-19, counseling services will be available in person at the counseling center or virtually via Doxy.me (a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform). *Teletherapy services are only available to students who are physically located within the state of Oklahoma. For all in-person sessions, specific COVID-19 protocol will be required.
Effective Spring 2021, all sessions will be scheduled on a bi-weekly basis unless a counselor determines that a client requires more frequent sessions due to present needs/circumstances.
We are located on the 2nd floor (Suite 250) of the Nursing & Engineering Complex (NEC) at 8138 S. Delaware Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136. Students can take the campus shuttle from the Hammer Center to the NEC. Students are responsible to access the shuttle schedule and to determine the appropriate times for getting to and from their counseling sessions.
Provide professional counseling care that is informed by a Christian worldview to equip students with skills and resources that support emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Services available to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students include:
We are committed to tailoring our services to the needs of a culturally diverse campus population.
When to Seek Counseling
Sometimes we don’t speak up when we’re struggling. We want to act strong, or we’re sure people won’t understand. Truthfully, asking for help when you’re having a hard time isn’t a sign of weakness. Asking for help shows strength.
In general, it’s a good idea to consider seeing a counselor if your difficulties persist for an extended period of time, and/or if you experience symptoms that interfere with your daily activities.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.