Interior room with a couch and lounge chairs
Interior room of the Counseling Center, a suite inside of Dascomb Hall. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

The Counseling Center provides psychological support to students as they pursue their academic and personal goals, and strives to enhance the quality of each student’s experience at Oberlin.

Counseling center professionals are dedicated to making our care accessible to all students. Our staff is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment.


Summer Closure

Student Health and Counseling Center will be closed from June 15 until August 15. If you have any questions or inquiries that do not need an immediate response, please send an email to counsel@oberlin.edu. The Director of Student Health and Counseling will respond within 72 hours.

Should you need immediate assistance for a mental health emergency, please go to an emergency room, call 911, or use one of the following crisis resources:

Mental Health
  • 24/7 crisis support available with a licensed counselor at 440-775-8470, press option 2
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline | 800-273-8255
  • Crisis Texting Line | Text HOME to 741741 
  • Lorain County Mental Health Line | 800-888-6161

Resources to help identify mental health care:

  • Psychology Today: Users are able to narrow down mental health providers by numerous areas, including who takes specific insurances, gender, location, specialty areas, etc.
  • Better Help: An online resource for counseling that is both convenient and affordable
  • Talkspace: Another online resource for counseling

Additional mental health resources:

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

After Hours Telephone Support

In an emergency, call 911 or Campus Safety at 440-775-8444.

Explore SHACC MindSpa, a virtual relaxation space designed to provide a refuge for students, a means to offer relaxation resources and strategies for coping with the myriad challenges in life.

Discover SHACC MindSpa

In case you missed ‘‘How the Health Are You? A Minority Mental Health Roundtable,’’ don't worry: The recording is now online via the college website and YouTube channel. In this 60-minute recording, you can view students and alumni of color discussing their mental health journeys and how they support themselves and their communities. You‘ll also learn strategies for optimal mental health.

Browse Mental Health Guide for People of Color
Watch the webinar

The values of diversity, inclusion, and equity are at the core of our profession and the services we provide at the Counseling Center. As a center we respect, support, and embrace differences in identity.

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