Counseling & Student Development Services


Ocean County College Counseling Services, Free confidential mental health counseling services

Non-Emergency Services

Drop-In Services
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Instructional Computer Center (#22)

Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

732.255.0400, Ext. 2945

Emergencies On Campus

Standard Operating Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Call Security
Phone: 732-255-0451, Ext. 2200 or use red phones located inside college buildings.

Psychiatric Emergency After Hours On-Call Service

Monday through Thursday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Starting at 5:00 p.m.

Weekends, holidays and college breaks
Call: 732.286.2441

Other Mental Health & Crisis Services

  • Call 911
  • Call PESS 732.886.4474
  • Text HOME to Crisis Text Line 741741
  • Veterans Crisis Text Line 838255
  • CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth
    732.240.6100; 609.693.5834

Upcoming Events


Back from spring break and stressed by papers, tests, finals, etc???  Come to this five week MBSR program and learn to cope with those anxious feelings. Mindfulness is about paying attention in a particular way, non-judgmentally and non-striving, to things as they are in the present moment. The skills for living mindfully will be introduced and practiced each week. The MBSR space is limited, so register soon by calling 732.255.0400, Ext.  2945 or emailing:

  • Sessions run every Monday in April, starting 4/2/18, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Technology Building (#25), Room 107.

A program designed to help students who are academically at risk to learn the skills needed for academic success. In the Step by Step seminar you will:

  • Explore what it takes to be successful in college
  • Master the skills of prioritizing, time-management and goal setting
  • Connect with Counseling & Student Development Services' support network
  • Reconnect with the motivational reason for coming to OCC - develop a life purpose

To view the flyer with the information about the Step-by-Step sessions, including available dates and times, click on the Step-by-Step to Academic Success link.

To register for a Step-by-Step session, sign into your Ocean Connect account.  On the right side of the welcome page, under Events and Orientations, click on the Register for an Event link.  In the Available Events box, select the Step_by_Step event link. Register by clicking on one of the available dates and times.

Confidential and personal counseling services are provided by trained and licensed counselors. We assist students in dealing with personal, social, and/or emotional concerns that interfere with academic success and learning. We also work with students who are academically at-risk through the Step-by-Step to Academic Success program. Counseling services are available Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For personal, free and confidential counseling services, call: 732.255.0400, Ext. 2945 or email,

Contact Information

Counseling & Student Development Services' main office is located in the:
Instructional Computer Center (#22), Room 108.
Phone: 732.255.0400, Ext. 2945.

  • The following services are located in the Instructional Computer Center (#22), within the main office:
Counseling Services: email: 732.255.0400 Ext. 2945  
Displaced Homemakers Program of Ocean County: email: 732.255.0400 Ext. 2297  
  • The following services are located in the College Center (#9).

Student Support Services 
Room 103

Phone: 732.255.0400, Ext. 2352


Department Services

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