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Counseling Center Events

OCC’s Counseling Center events offer a variety of workshops and community events throughout the year. These events are designed to bring mental health awareness and support to the campus community. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 732-255-0400 ext. 2911 or

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The Counseling Center looks forward to seeing you at the upcoming celebratory events that continue to grow the knowledge and awareness of Mental Health and recovery. All members of the OCC and Kean-Ocean Communities are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Events

Cycle-Breaker (noun): a person intentionally changing multi-generational family patterns

Beginning September 12, join the Counseling Center every second Tuesday of each month, at 2:00pm for Cycle Breakers, a book club for students with a focus on re-working family patterns, addressing generational trauma, and connecting with personal values.

Explore concepts such as generational trauma, culture, family dynamics, and personal values with thought-provoking discussions stemming from a monthly reading selected just for you. All reading material will be provided at no cost to students.

Advanced registration is preferred so we can provide the reading materials for all members. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Counseling Center at or (732)255-0386. Sessions will be held in the Wellness and Recovery Center – (Building 4, Room 113)

Join us on Wednesday, September 27, at 11 a.m. in the Larson Student Center (Building 8, 2nd Floor).

Hear messages of hope from National Speaker, Ricky Johnson Jr., a Marine Veteran, a convicted felon, and a suicide loss survivor. Participants will attend an educational presentation, connect with fellow attendees, meet Certified Therapy Dogs, and practice various wellness and self-care activities.

For more information, contact the Counseling Center at or the VMRC at

Sponsored by he VMRC, Counseling Center, and Addiction Studies Program.

Join The Recovery Support Program at OCC in collaboration with Hope Sheds Light to celebrate the joy of recovery through the arts of storytelling, music, and poetry. Attendees can listen, share and connect with a recovery community on campus.

Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Campus Mall

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Information will be available for local and on-campus resources for individuals and families seeking recovery from a substance use disorder.

Questions? Contact the Counseling Center and Recovery Support Program at 732-255-0386 or

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Students – join us for the opportunity to engage and build connections amongst each other through team building activities and fun interactive games. These meetings will take place in the Student Center, Bldg. 8, 2nd Floor, Room 216 (located in room 211) from 12:00pm to 12:45pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 10/4
  • Wednesday, 10/18
  • Wednesday, 11/1
  • Wednesday, 11/15
  • Wednesday, 12/16

For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 732-255-0386 or

Relax and Recharge

Experience the calming and centering practices of meditation and mindfulness. You’ll learn new ways to relax, reduce stress, and increase focus with our Relax and Recharge meditation sessions.

Stay tuned for Spring 2023 Updates!

To learn more, please contact the Counseling Center at 732-255-0386 or

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