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Counseling and Student Development


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

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,


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