Counseling and Counseling Psychology Clinic Information
We are located on South Monroe, north of University Avenue, in the PIO Building. South Monroe can be reached from many streets, two of which are Sixth Street and Hall of Fame. If you have problems finding the location, please call (405) 744-3287.
Parking can be found in either of two OSU parking garages; Student Union parking garage (on University Ave. east of Monroe Street) and the Wentz Lane parking garage (accessed from University Circle).
The initial intake session is FREE of charge for all clients.
Counseling fees are based on a sliding scale system, wherein the fee is determined by the total yearly income and the number of persons living in the home. OSU faculty and staff are elgible for further reduced rates.
All students currently enrolled at Oklahoma State University will also receive the four sessions following the intake for FREE. Sessions following the five free sessions generally cost $10.
*Assessment fees vary in price depending on the type of assessment and how many instruments are used.*
The clinic is open Monday-Friday. Hours of operation vary each day; please call (405) 744-3287 in advance to get hours for a specific day.
***If in an emergency, dial 911, go to the nearest medical center or call the crisis line 1-800-273-TALK (8255). All students in an emergency may call the OSU police and ask for the counselor on call***
All information shared in counseling sessions will be kept confidential. Only in certain circumstances will confidential information have to be disclosed. These situations will be discussed with all clients during the intake interview.
Thomas Berry, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor and Licensed Psychologist
Director, Counseling and Counseling Psychology Clinic
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
What To Expect?
The first session for all clients lasts approximately two hours and is formally known as the intake interview. To begin, there will be several forms the counselor will discuss with you and then a questionnaire for you to fill out. The counselor will then ask about your concerns and the problems bringing you to counseling along with histories and background information.
All counseling sessions following the intake interview last about 50 minutes to an hour. These sessions will generally be less structured in comparison to the initial intake interview. In general, most clients are seen on a weekly basis.
Note: The intake counselor might not be the same person as the counselor working with the client in the sessions to follow
The Counseling and Counseling Psychology Clinic was established in 1999 by Dr. Donald Boswell. Originally providing marriage and family therapy, the clinic expanded services the following year to include other types of therapy that are currently offered. With the inclusion of these other services, graduate students in Counseling Psychology began their training in the clinic.
The Counseling and Counseling Psychology Clinic provides services to adolescents 14-17 and adults 18 and up who are residents of the community, including students currently attending Oklahoma State University.
- Individual Therapy
- Family/Couples Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Career Counseling
Staff members are trained to work with the following symptoms, problems, or related issues:
- pain management
- relationship issues
- family issues
- sleep disturbances
- eating disorders
- poor concentration
- poor memory
- substance abuse
- low self-esteem
- career issues
- lifestyle issues
- mood swings
- normal developmental issues