Counseling & Student Development Services


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

Non-Emergency Services

Drop in services
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
ICCT Bldg #22

Monday - Thursday
9am - 5pm Fridays 9am-4pm
Call: 732-255-0400 x2945

Emergencies On Campus

Standard Operating Hours
Mon-Thu: 9am-7pm &
Fri 9am-5pm
Call Security at x2200, 732-255-0451, or use red phones located inside college buildings

Psychiatric Emergency After Hours On-Call Service
Mon-Thu: 7pm-9am & Fri starting 5pm as well as weekends, holidays and college breaks, call 732-286-2441

Other Mental Health & Crisis Services

Counseling & Student Development Services provides comprehensive counseling and supportive services to Ocean County College and Kean/Ocean students, faculty, and staff.  Our mission focuses on the psychological well-being and academic success of our students.”

STEP by STEP to Academic Success: 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 am to 7:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For personal, free and confidential counseling services, call: 732-255-0400, ext. 2945 or email,

Other programs of Counseling & Student Development Services include, Student Support Services (SSS) and Displaced Homemakers Program of Ocean County (DHP).

SSS is a federal grant funded program that offers support services to enrolled students who are first-generation, or low-income, or disabled and who need additional services to achieve academic success.  For more information, contact Diana Gatti.

DHP of Ocean County is a state grant funded program which provides services to individuals who lost their primary source of income due to separation, divorce, disability or death of the primary family wage earner.  The emphasis of the DHP is to move to economic self-sufficiency.  For more information contact Eileen Burdge.

Contact Information

Counseling & Student Development Services' main office is located in the ICCT Bldg #22, Room 108. 732-255-0400 ext. 2945.

  • The following services are located in Bldg #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, CCTR Bldg # 9.
Student Support Services:   Room 103: email:     
732-255-0400 ext. 2352  

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