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Counseling

College Response

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.  The program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations and key resources.

A few reasons to consider taking the screening if you or someone you know -

  • have been feeling sad, down or empty (depression)
  • experiencing mood swings from very high to very low (bipolar disorder)
  • constantly worried, anxious (generalized anxiety disorder)
  • troubled by traumatic events (post traumatic stress disorder)

Click if you are interested in a free online screenings through College Response

What We Offer

The Student Wellness Center is staffed by two licensed professional counselors who provide confidential, short-term counseling to currently enrolled Cameron University students.  The counselors will meet with you to discuss your concerns and goals.

Counseling Services Include:

  • EMDR
  • Hypnosis
  • Support
  • Adjustment to university life
  • Anxiety
  • Test Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety

Eligibility

Personal counseling services provided at our center are covered by the Health Service Fee in the tuition paid at the beginning of the semester.  There are no further charges.  All Cameron students who are enrolled in at least 3 credit hours on the Lawton or Duncan campuses are eligible for counseling services.  Unfortunately this excludes the OU and Western nursing students as well as online only CU students.

What To Expect

Counseling services are available Monday through Friday by appointment only.  No referral needed to be seen.  Anyone coming to the Student Wellness Center in crisis will be asked to remain in the center until they are seen.  They will be top priority and seen as quickly as possible by a counselor.

Once each counselor has reached the number of students allotted a waiting list will be created.  In the event that happens you can be referred to discounted counseling centers in the community or remain on the waiting list.

Getting Started

Bring your Cameron ID and fill out a request for counseling form.  Before your first appointment you will be asked to fill out a counseling intake packet that takes about 30 minutes to complete.  If you do not have your packet competed and turned in at the time of your first appointment, you may be asked to fill it out as part of your first appointment.  Please call should you need to cancel, will be late or have any questions.

The Student Wellness Center is open:
Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00
(580) 581-6725
Counseling Services are available:
Monday through Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment only
*Crisis clients take precedence

Counseling Resources in the Community

Lawton

Cameron Psychology Clinic - opens at 3:00pm
(non-students only)
2202 Ferris Ave                 (580) 699-3637
Dr Joanni Sailor                 (580) 581-2854
Chaplain Family Life Center (Ft Sill)
(580) 442-5003
Academy Counseling
(580) 353-0222
Christian Family Counseling Center
(580) 581-4512
Open Arms Counseling Center
(580) 351-9998
Marie Detty Youth and Family Services
(580) 248-6450
Multicounty Counseling Center
(580) 581-1818
Southwestern Behavioral Health
(580) 536-0077
Vet Center
(580) 585-5880

Psychiatrists

Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center
(580) 248-5780
Southwestern Behavioral Health
(580) 536-0077

Duncan

Christian Family Counseling Center
(580) 255-2458
Touchstone Counseling Center
(580) 467-8906
Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center
(580) 475-0519

If it is after hours and an emergency:

*Campus Police: please call (580) 581-2911
*Comanche County Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room
3401 W Gore Boulevard or call (580) 355-8620
*Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center
602 SW 38th St or call (580) 248-5780

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Contact Information (copy)

 Student Wellness Center
North Shepler Room 101
2800 W Gore Blvd
Lawton OK  73505
Ph (580) 581-6725
Fax (580) 581-6733
Director Jill Melrose
jmelrose@cameron.edu
Maps & Directions

Hours (copy)

Student Wellness Center
Monday through Friday
8:00am-5:00pm

Medical Services
Monday 1:00pm-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-11:30am
Wednesday 8:00am-11:30am
Thursday 1:00pm-4:30pm
Friday 9:00am-11:30am

Counseling Services
Monday through Friday
by appointment only.
* Crisis clients take precedence.