Counseling Center at Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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The Counseling Center provides services to help students develop in the unique college environment, and to face the challenges they encounter: developing personal autonomy, relationships, loneliness, and stress -- as well as more serious difficulties such as depression, alcohol/substance abuse, and the effects of dysfunctional families.  The Counseling Center seeks to support the personal, social, and intellectual growth of members of the University community.  This goal is accomplished by way of a broad range of counseling services that are provided by the Center.  Sessions with the counselor are confidential.

Personal Counseling:

  • Stress and anxiety


  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Depression


  • Personal Problems
  • Interpersonal Relationships


  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Assertiveness


  • Time Management
  • Parenting Skills




Services are provided free to all students, faculty, and staff.

Consultation and Outreach:

The counselor provides consultation to staff, faculty, and student groups and organizations throughout the University community.  Outreach programming may also be offered to groups of ten or more if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Resource Materials:

The counseling center has books and audio/video tapes available for student, faculty, and staff use.  A variety of topics are included, among them: dysfunctional families, self-esteem, assertiveness, depression, divorce, date/rape, relationships, suicide, and incest.

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Who to See


Kaylyn Hansen
Director of Student Life and Counseling

Fine Arts 207
(580) 327-8439