COUNSELING SERVICES WITH RSC COUNSELORS AVAILABLE THROUGH REMOTE SERVICES: Students in need of Counseling Services can call (405)733-7373. As always , in an emergency, call ODMHSAS crisis line at 1-800-522-9054.

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.


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.

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 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 

Additional Resources

  • Check out Healthy Place for mental health support, resources & information or ULifeline.
  • Help Guide HelpGuide is a trusted non-profit with over 200 science-based articles and other resources to help you overcome mental and emotional challenges, improve all your relationships...and much more.
  • Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection
    This site has lots of good information related to the emotional well being and college life of students, faculty and staff.  A variety of topic information has been  provided by college counseling centers across North America. All of this information is in brief pamphlet form. 

Career Assessments

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Meet Our Staff

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