ORU Counseling Services

Welcome to ORU Student Counseling Services!

The ORU Counseling staff want you to know that:

  • We care
  • We will listen without judgement
  • No matter how you’re feeling or what you’re facing, it is possible to feel better

College students experience many changes during their years at school. There are the pressures that inevitably come with academic life, combined with social, emotional, and financial pressures, along with spiritual challenges.  It can begin to feel overwhelming, sometimes leading to anxiety, depression and self-doubt. Seeking an objective and professional perspective is a mature response when you begin to feel overwhelmed.

We are located in the 5th floor LRC.

Mission

Provide professional counseling care that is informed by a Christian worldview to equip students with skills and resources that support emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Services available to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Premarital and marital counseling
  • Coping Clinic
  • Crisis intervention
  • Educational workshops

We are committed to tailoring our services to the needs of a culturally diverse campus population.

When to Seek Counseling

Sometimes we don’t speak up when we’re struggling.  We want to act strong, or we’re sure people won’t understand. Truthfully, asking for help when you’re having a hard time isn’t a sign of weakness.  Asking for help shows strength.

  • Dealing with a crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Relationship concerns (family, friends, or romantic interests)
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual concerns
  • Problems with food, disordered eating
  • Sexual assault/rape
  • A history of physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • Alcohol or drug misuse/abuse
  • Unresolved trauma
  • Suicidal thoughts

In general, it’s a good idea to consider seeing a counselor if your difficulties persist for an extended period of time, and/or if you experience symptoms that interfere with your daily activities.

Staff

Michelle Taylor, MA, LPC - Director

  • B.S. Biology, Oral Roberts University
  • M.A. Christian Counseling, Oral Roberts University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Oklahoma
  • Approved LPC Supervisor
  • mtaylor@oru.edu

Rachel Sligar, MA, LCSW - Counselor

  • B.S. Human Development & Family Sciences, Oklahoma State University
  • Master of Social Work, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Campus 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the State of Oklahoma
  • rsligar@oru.edu

Luis Jimenez, MA, LPC - Counselor

  •  B.A. Theology and Ministry, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa OK
  • M.A. Christian Counseling, Oral Roberts University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Oklahoma
  • ljimenez@oru.edu

Confidentiality Policy
Grievance Policy


Psalm 34

18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.