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Counseling Services for Students, Faculty

Rose State College (RSC) offers short-term counseling to current students and employees. Counseling is a confidential process designed to help individuals address concerns, come to a greater understanding of themselves, and learn effective personal and interpersonal coping strategies. The intake process and short-term counseling sessions are at no charge to the student/employee. Counseling professionals in the Office of Special Services include licensed and license eligible counselors.

The Office of Special Services follows ethical standards and professional guidelines set forth by the American Counseling Association. Information disclosed in counseling sessions, including the fact that counseling has been initiated is confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside this agency without the client’s prior written consent. Individuals seeking services should be aware that identifying information and session notes/reports are stored in a secured area. Professional staff and other designated employees of the Office of Special Services will have access to scheduling and data systems to schedule appointments and store demographic and personal information.

Is Counseling Right for You?

We all can experience personal problems that lead us to feel confused, anxious, overwhelmed, sad, and/or depressed. RSC Counseling Services is here to help. We offer a warm, relaxed and confidential place to talk things out. You may find that there are not simple answers to your problems, however talking to a therapist can result in finding new ways to look at problems as well as identifying suggestions and possible solutions. Often, just talking with someone who asks the right questions is all that is necessary to relieve stress and find answers. Some examples of problems that may be seen by our staff:

  • Relationship Problems
  • Test Anxiety
  • Procrastination & Time Management
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Loss & Grief Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Panic & Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Alcohol & Drug Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Career Indecision
  • Physical Abuse
  • Domestic Violence

Please call (405) 733-7373 to schedule an appointment for counseling. All calls are confidential.

Community Resources

View the page containing links to resources available to the community. You may call 2-1-1 to find more resources in your area (or call Toll Free 877-362-1606 for Oklahoma City and Western Oklahoma).

Choosing a Major and a Career

Career Links (PDF)

Take a Screening

Mental health screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional.  

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Additional Resources

Healthy Place has an active mental health social network for support, online psychological tests, breaking mental health news, mental health videos, a live mental health tv and radio show, unique tools like our "mood journal" and more!

Meet Our Staff

Joanne Stafford
Joanne Stafford
Director, Special Services Special Services
(405) 733-7373
Joyce Ramsey
Joyce Ramsey
Student Affairs Assistant Special Services
(405) 733-7373
Janet Griffith
Janet Griffith
Coordinator, Student Access Services Special Services
(405) 733-7373
Danielle Kilhoffer
Danielle Kilhoffer
Special Services
(405) 733-7373
Certified Therapy Dog Special Services
(405) 733-7373
Contact Information

The Office of Special Services is here to assist students, faculty and staff. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions and/or concerns.

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.