Welcome to The Counseling Center at Rose State College

"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin."

Mission Statement

The Counseling Center at Rose State College provides comprehensive mental health services for all students, faculty and staff. Our mission is to provide high quality, confidential therapy and crisis intervention to help resolve emotional difficulties, improve personal skills, overcome the effects of trauma or grief, and achieve personal potential. We strive to promote the psychological wellbeing of everyone on campus. We are committed to the practice of psychology as governed by applicable professional ethics codes and by federal and state laws.

Services offered:

We offer short-term therapy with a licensed professional counselor who utilizes evidence-based therapy. Sessions are offered in person or online. Services include individual therapy, as well a group therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If I Need Counseling? Anyone can be under stress from problems that are difficult to handle, and this can lead to feelings of confusion, worry, or ongoing sadness. Counselors are trained to address with you concerns such as test anxiety, relationship and family conflicts, time management, anxiety and depression, coping with loss, drug and alcohol use, and many others.

What Can I Expect at My First Appointment? You will fill out several forms that give us basic information about you and your concerns, a brief assessment form, as well as client rights and professional disclosure forms. When you first meet with a counselor, they will get to know you and ask a number of questions to evaluate your concerns. You will be able to discuss what is going on and to ask any questions you may have.

Is There Any Fee? Rose State College students, faculty, and staff can receive short-term counseling at no cost. For issues that require longer term counseling, we will refer you to agencies or individuals in your area who may charge a fee and/or utilize your insurance plan.

Is Counseling Confidential? Information you disclose in counseling sessions, including the fact that counseling has been sought, is confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside this office without your prior written consent. There are laws, however, that do require us to contact others if you are deemed a serious threat to yourself or to others, or if we believe someone is being subjected to physical or sexual abuse.

Contact Us

How can I make an appointment?


Kognito is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student so you know how to talk with a distressed friend.  When someone is struggling emotionally, a conversation expressing concern and encouragement can change and even save a life.

Kognito takes only 30 minutes in the student version and 45 in the faculty version. This can be completed in multiple settings, or you can repeat scenarios if you would like to explore different conversations.

National and local resources are provided.

TAO - Therapy Assistance Online

What is TAO?

TAO includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. TAO Includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.

How to Register for TAO?

  • In your browser window, navigate to
  • Enter First Name, Last Name, and your school email address
  • Create a Password and Confirm your Password 
  • Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank. 
  • Click Sign Me Up
  • Check your email. You will be sent a Welcome to TAO email with a confirmation link which you must click on to sign in.
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Take a Screening

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

Take a screening 

Meet the Staff

Emily Wise
Emily Wise
Director, Counseling and Access Services Student Life
(405) 736-0266

Amanda Walters
Amanda Walters
Payroll Specialist Administrative Services

Office of Special Services
6420 SE 15th Street
Learning Resources Center, Room 106
Midwest City, OK 73110
Phone: (405) 733-7373
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.