ORU Counseling Services

Every college student experiences many changes during their years at school. Pressures that inevitably come with academic life, combined with social, emotional and financial pressures and spiritual growth sometimes lead to anxiety, depression and self doubt. Seeking an objective and professional perspective is a mature response when you begin to feel overwhelmed.


ORU Student Counseling Services exists to serve ORU students. As you strive to realize your full spiritual, emotional and academic potential, we are committed to provide professional counseling informed by a Christian world view.

Services available to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students include:

  • Individual  and couples counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Educational workshops

When to Seek Counseling

Some of the issues for which counseling may be helpful:

  • Adjusting to college
  • Procrastination, work blocks and loss of motivation
  • Stress and time management
  • Dealing with a crisis
  • Decision making
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Relationship concerns (family, friends, or romantic interests)
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual concerns
  • Problems with food, disordered eating
  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Personal growth and self esteem
  • A history of physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • Alcohol or drug misuse/abuse

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.

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


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

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.