COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update as of 5/21/2020:
Orange Coast College Campus is closed out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Virtual counseling services will begin on March 31, 2020, and will continue until further notice. Please see below for more information on booking a counseling appointment with General Counseling. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Counseling Division will be open for general information ONLY from Monday, 12/14/2020 to Friday, 12/18/2020. There will be no counselors or counseling services available. The campus will be closed beginning Saturday, 12/19/2020 and will reopen on Monday, 1/4/2021. Counseling services will resume on Monday, 1/4/2021. Stay safe and healthy, we will see you in the New Year!
The Counseling Division will continue to offer additional virtual services. Please visit the links below for more information on the following programs:
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.
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 system says appointments are full, please call the Counseling Center to check availability.
Please call the Counseling Center with any questions.
Phone or ConferZoom
AFTER BOOKING, STUDENTS MUST CHECK THEIR OCC STUDENT EMAIL FOR APPOINTMENT INFORMATION. FAILURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL MAY RESULT IN YOU MISSING YOUR APPOINTMENT.
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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
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*
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 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: