Oakland University Counseling Center

Graham Health Center, East Wing
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3465

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

OU Counseling Center

Update: Academic year 2020-2021. The OUCC has temporarily moved to suite 2050 in the Human Health Building.  

Please call the office at 248-370-3465 and leave your information and phone number for us to contact you. You may also contact your therapist directly at their phone line or email address.

!!!!!!!!  OUCC is now offering SUPPORT GROUPS !!!!!

Anxiety/Stress Group: "Battling Stress During COVID" 
Description: Better understand the direct environmental and emotional causes of stress and anxiety, the ways in which the pandemic compounds those feelings, and learn to apply proactive and constructive coping strategies to reduce negative life effects, all in a supportive and non-judgmental virtual environment led by OUCC staff. This is a 6 week open support group with topics added by students as the group progresses.
Meeting Times:  Wednesdays 11-12:30 (Beginning Oct. 21st). If you or someone you know are interested, please contact Dr. Travis Goldwire:   tgoldwire@oakland.edu.


Grief/Loss Support Group: "Resilient Hope"
Description: Give and receive support for recent losses in your life, ranging from lack of normalcy in everyday life due to the pandemic, to major life changes and the death of loved ones.  Learn about normal reactions to loss, the grieving process, and what you can do to help yourself and others, all in a supportive and non-judgmental virtual environment led by OUCC staff. This is a 6 week semi-closed support group with topics added by students as the group progresses. 
Meeting Times:  Tuesdays 11-12:30 (Beginning Oct. 20th). If you or someone you know are interested, please contact Dr. Travis Goldwire:   tgoldwire@oakland.edu.
OUCC COVID-19 statement

We at the Oakland University Counseling Center understand and recognize the multitude of emotions (e.g., anxiety, fear, grief, anger, etc.) students, faculty, and staff may be experiencing during the ongoing pandemic and social unrest. In efforts to best support you, our staff are continuing to offer remote clinical services through phone and video conferencing. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact (248) 370-3465.

Also, please see below for some helpful links on how to manage anxiety and stress with regards to the Covid-19 outbreak:

Race-Based Violence and Social Injustices

The OUCC staff join all of those saddened and grieving over the history of violent and egregious acts against communities of color, most recently exemplified by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and more. We recognize the biases and prejudices ingrained within our society by way of systemic racism and pledge support for all of those impacted by these traumatic events. We pledge to do our own internal work around race, particularly those of White and European descent, to shine a light on those underlying biases and prejudices that have been internalized. 

Who can use the OU Counseling Center?

 If you are a student or staff member you can take advantage of the Counseling Center’s services. Counseling services are based on a short-term model. If long-term counseling is indicated, the staff is happy to help with outside referrals.

How to get started

 In order to meet with a counselor, you can call or come in to the Counseling Center and schedule an appointment. Same day appointments may be available, subject to counselor availability.

About the OU Counseling Center

The Oakland University Counseling Center, located in the Graham Health Center has been serving the students and staff of the university for over 30 years. We provide a broad range of mental health services which include:

  • Personal Counseling
  • Psychological and Psychoeducational Testing
  • Career Testing and Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention
  • Consultation and Outreach
  • Crisis Intervention  

Counseling is provided by licensed psychologists and interns. Staff that are not fully licensed are supervised by licensed psychologists.