Personal Counseling

The goal of personal counseling at COCC is to assist you in resolving personal issues that may be preventing you from achieving your potential at COCC. Different from Academic Advisors, Professional Counselors are available on the Bend campus to meet with any student enrolled in at least one credit or Adult Basic Education/English Language Learner course. There is no charge for this service.

COCC provides this service to students through a partnership in which COCC has contracted with St. Charles Behavioral Health to provide professional counselors on campus. SCBH has numerous therapists with a wide range of experience in all aspects of mental health. All counselors hold master's degrees in their field and are licensed professional counselors.

Our professional counselor provides one on one appointments to meet the needs of the student. Concerns that are commonly addressed in these sessions include: depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating problems, abuse issues, sexuality/sexual identity questions, concerns about drug and alcohol use, trauma resolution, interpersonal conflicts, stress, and time management .

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment is also available for those interested and who meet the qualifications. EMDR is a form of psychotherapy, designed to alleviate numerous forms of psychological distress. EMDR can effectively treat a variety of conditions including post-traumatic stress.


One on one appointments are scheduled to last approximately sixty minutes. Students are asked to arrive a few minutes early for their first appointment to complete the required paperwork.

Personal counseling appointments can be made by visiting CAP Services (upper level of Cascades Hall) during regular business hours or by calling 541-383-7200. For more information on Personal Counseling services and appointments, students can also send an email to For students enrolled at OSU Cascades see OSU Cascades Counseling Services.


Everything discussed with a counselor is legally confidential (except for child abuse and threat of harm to self or others). No information will be released without a student's written consent. A student's attendance in counseling is confidential as well. Counseling records are kept separate from other student information, and cannot be accessed by others, including COCC faculty and students.