The OOCS remains open for current and new clients. The process to schedule an appointment will be electronic by sending your request to the OOCS email address at firstname.lastname@example.org from your IU email address or calling 219-980-6741. Our hours are Monday -Friday 8am.-5pm. Once we receive your request for counseling you will be contacted by a counselor who will complete an intake assessment to determine the best level of service which could include TeleHealth by phone, video ( Zoom Health), or a referral to one of our community providers. Please be assured that your information will continue to be handled with the same level of professionalism and confidentiality that you would expect in person. If you are experiencing life threatening thoughts or behaviors you should: call 911, proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room, call 1-800-273-8255, 1-800-826-7871 or text 7417471.
The Office of Counseling Services provides students access to a wide range of treatment modalities and referrals to outside resources as needed.
Many students face normal developmental concerns as well as personal and academic pressures during their college experience and find that it is helpful to discuss these issues in a supportive, professional and confidential environment. Often, personal problems such as anxiety, depression, and lack of coping skills (to name a few) may present and hinder academic growth and success.
Students who recognize these problems may use the Office of Counseling Services to learn and/or enhance skills to deal more effectively with problems that may be interfering with academic success and personal well being.