Counseling In-Person Services Update:

Counseling Services will remain virtual for the time being until further notice.
 
Effective October 18, 2021 the Counseling office will be open for limited** in-person services on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
**Front desk assistance with scheduling virtual and phone appointments. Limited computers will be available only for scheduled Virtual Counseling Appointments and limited Virtual Drop-In. 
In accordance with current guidelines, we ask that all individuals wear a face  covering in our office. We appreciate your cooperation & look forward to seeing you soon!

Pete the Pirate LogoATTENTION STUDENT ATHLETES! 

Please call the Counseling Center during regular business hours for FULL ATHLETIC COUNSELOR AVAILABILITY! 714-432-5078

 

Please call the Counseling Center with any questions at 714-432-5078.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact our office immediately. You may cancel via phone (714) 432-5078, through your text message reminder, or in person. Please DO NOT cancel an appointment via e-mail.

Drop-In Counseling is limited to ten minutes and is appropriate for general questions only. 
In-person Drop-In Counseling will be limitedly available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Remote and virtual Drop-In Counseling is generally available on Monday from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Please call the Counseling Center at 714-432-5078.  All students are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop-In Counseling is not appropriate for transcript reviews, Student Education Plans or personal counseling, as drop-in Counselors do not have access to your transcript or other student records.

To request to take more units, please complete an Overload Petition today!

Scheduling An Appointment 

Until further notice, virtual appointments may be scheduled online, or by telephone. All scheduled appointments are thirty minutes long (unless otherwise noted), and are based on availability.  Students are limited to one appointment per week, on any platform (Phone, Zoom, or Cranium Cafe).

Counseling Staff are available to assist students over the phone during the days and times listed below: 

Monday: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday:  8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

If you need an appointment for Disqualification or  Probation, please call the appointment line: (714) 432-5078.

Note: If you have not attended OCC for two consecutive semesters you must re-apply before you can make a counseling appointment.  Apply to OCC

If the online scheduling system says appointments are full, please call the Counseling Center to check availability. ​

Phone or Zoom

Make an Appointment

Important Information:

After booking, students MUST check their OCC Student Email for appointment information. Failure to check your email may result in you missing your appointment.

 

Counselors doing Phone Appointments:

  • Carol Barnes 
  • Jennika Celo           
  • Eric Cuellar*
  • Ben Figueroa* 
  • Mayra Frias*
  • Jami Gulini            
  • Steve Hogue 
  • Carmen Johnson*           
  • Stacy Kirch   
  • Andrea Lane            
  • Eli Marron*                 
  • Jessica Martin
  • Lyndsey McKinley
  • Christy Nguyen  
  • Jessica Nguyen
  • Yvette Nguyen
  • Patricia Ortega*
  • Mai-Thi Pham
  • Leslie Picazo
  • Maria Traver*
  • Cindy Voss
  • Manoj Wickremesinghe

Counselors doing Zoom Appointments:

  • Bianca Aguirre* 
  • Tom Choe
  • Jennika Celo
  • Mayra Frias*
  • Jami Gulini 
  • Steve Hogue   
  • Carmen Johnson*
  • Andrea Lane 
  • Jessica Martin
  • Lyndsey McKinley
  • Yvette Nguyen
  • Patricia Ortega*   
  • Mai-Thi Pham
  • Leslie Picazo
  • Caryn Plum
  • Rob Schneiderman
  • Maria Traver*
  • Arlene Vargas*
  • Cindy Voss

​Cranium Cafe

Make an Appointment

Important Information:

Students may select either a phone or video appointment when scheduling. If meeting via video, please use either Google Chrome or Firefox browsers and log in from a computer (not a smart phone) with a microphone and web camera. 
How To Schedule A Cranium Cafe Appointment

 

Counselors doing Cranium Cafe Appointments: 

  • Linda Bagatourian
  • Denia Guillen*
  • Jennifer Hall
  • Ruby Icaro
  • Eileen Tom
  • Jared Vidal

* = Notes a Second Language (see below)

Languages Other Than English

Please request to speak with a counselor or  staff member listed below if you prefer to access counseling  services in a language other than English.

Counselors Who Speak A Second Language:

  • Eric Cuellar - Spanish 
  • Denia Guillen - Spanish
  • Patricia Ortega - Spanish
  • Maria Traver - Spanish
  • Arlene Vargas - Spanish 
  • Bianca Aguirre - Spanish
  • Carmen Johnson - Spanish

Staff Who Speak A Second Language:

  • Heather Dominguez - Spanish
  • Martha Guevara - Spanish 
  • Tiffany Huynh - Vietnamese 
  • Sandra Gonzalez - Spanish 
  • Janet Valle - Spanish