Welcome to OCC's Counseling Department

Counseling In-Person Services Update:  

In-person Counseling Services and counseling appointments are now available four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

In accordance with current guidelines, we ask that all individuals wear a face covering in our offices. We appreciate your cooperation. 


Please note that counselor availability will be limited through summer. Counseling Appointments will assist students with setting up their Student Educational Plans (SEPs), however, students will not register for classes during their counseling appointments. Please refer to registration information for registration resources. 


On-Campus and Remote support with registering for classes.

Connect with a staff member virtually*

Monday 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


*Times are subject to change based on availability


Contact Us

(714) 432-5078


2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626  Watson Hall - 3rd Floor

Office Hours

On-Campus Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Remote Office Hours

Mon: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue, Wed, Thu: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Virtual Office hours*

Mon: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Tue, Wed, Thu: 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

*subject to change based on availability

Counseling Appointments

The intent is to help students explore their options and make informed decisions that will improve the quality of their lives.  Our professionally trained counselors are available to assist you with the following:

  • Educational Planning
  • Career Exploration
  • Personal Counseling
  • Counseling Classes
  • Support Groups
  • Referral Services
  • Transfer Services

Drop-In Counseling is limited to ten minutes and is appropriate for general questions only. Virtual Drop-In Counseling is generally available on Monday from 10 a.m. until 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and 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. 
In-person Drop-In Counseling is limited and subject to change based on availability Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
All students are served on 
a first-come, first-served basis. 

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

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.