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​Make an Appointment

Online, using the blue buttons below

or  Call (714) 432-5078.

Counseling Staff are available to assist students over the phone during the days and times listed below: 

Monday: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday:  8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Counseling In-Person Services Update:

Counseling Services will remain virtual for the time being until further notice.
Effective August 2nd, 2021 the Counseling office will be open for limited** in-person services on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

**Front desk assistance with booking virtual and phone appointments. Limited computers will be available only for scheduled Virtual Counseling Appointments and limited Virtual Drop-In. 
In accordance with current guidelines, we ask that all individuals wear a face  covering in our office. 
     We appreciate your cooperation & look forward to seeing you soon!


General Counseling: Virtual Appointments

General Counseling services at Orange Coast College are in place to help students identify and clarify personal, career, and educational goals.  

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Please call the Counseling Department at 714-432-5078 during regular business hours for FULL ATHLETIC COUNSELOR AVAILABILITY!

Scheduled Appointments 

Until further notice, virtual appointments may be scheduled online, or by telephone. All scheduled appointments are thirty minutes long (unless otherwise noted), and are based on availability. Students are limited to one appointment per week, on any platform (phone, Conferzoom, or Cranium Cafe).

If the online scheduling system says appointments are full, please call the Counseling Center to check availability. ​

Phone or ConferZoom

​Cranium Cafe

​Important Information: 


Important Information: 
Students may select either a phone or video appointment when scheduling. If meeting via video, please use either Google Chrome or Firefox browsers and log in from a computer (not a smart phone) with a microphone and web camera. 
How To Schedule A Cranium Cafe Appointment.pdf

​Counselors doing Phone Appointments:

Carol Barnes              Luis Miranda
Eric Cuellar*              Christy Nguyen
Steve Hogue             Jessica Nguyen
Stacy Kirch                Manoj Wickremesinghe
Eli Marron                 Kevin Castillo
Jessica Martin            

Counselors doing ConferZoom Appointments:

Steve Hogue            Bianca Aguirre* 
Andrea Lane            Tom Choe
Luis Miranda            Jennika Celo
Jessica Martin          Mayra Frias
Yvette Nguyen         Jami Gulini 
Patricia Ortega*       Carmen Johnson*
Caryn Plum              Lyndsey McKinley
Rob Schneiderman   Mai-Thi Pham
Maria Traver*           Leslie Picazo 
Arlene Vargas*         Cindy Voss  

​Counselors doing Cranium Cafe Appointments: 

Denia Guillen*               Bianca Aguirre* 
Jennifer Hall                  Jennika Celo 
Steve Hogue                 Leslie Picazo
Ruby Icaro                     Arlene Vargas* 
Jared Vidal 

 * = Notes a Second Language (see below)

Please call the Counseling Center with any questions.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact our office immediately. You may cancel via phone (714) 432-5078, through your text message reminder, or in person. Please DO NOT cancel an appointment via e-mail.  

Languages Other Than English

Please request to speak with a counselor or staff member listed below if you prefer to access counseling services in a language other than English.  

Counselors Who Speak A Second Language: 
Staff Who Speak A Second Language: 

Eric Cuellar - Spanish 

Denia Guillen - Spanish

Patricia Ortega - Spanish

Maria Traver - Spanish

Arlene Vargas - Spanish 

Bianca Aguirre - Spanish

Carmen Johnson - Spanish

​Heather Dominguez - Spanish

Martha Guevara - Spanish 

Tiffany Huynh - Vietnamese 

Sandra Gonzalez - Spanish 

Janet Valle - Spanish 

Drop-In Counseling

Drop-In Counseling is limited to ten minutes and is appropriate for general questions only. Drop-In Counseling is generally available on Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please call the Counseling Center at 714-432-5078. All students are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Drop-In Counseling is not appropriate for transcript evaluation, Student Education Plans or personal counseling, as drop-in Counselors do not have access to your transcript or other student records.

What can I expect from my Counseling Appointment?:

The intent is to help students explore their options and make informed decisions that will improve the quality of their lives.  Our professionally trained counselors are available to assist you with the following:

  • Educational Planning

  • Career Exploration

  • Personal Counseling

  • Counseling Classes

  • Support Groups

  • Referral Services

  • Transfer Services

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