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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, through at least April 15. UCO will transition to alternative instructional delivery methods from March 28 through the end of the spring semester. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.


Center for Brief Counseling

The Center for Brief Counseling is a training center for UCO students pursuing a Master’s of Education degree in school counseling. The Center serves a tri-fold mission to provide experience for graduate students, to provide counseling and services to individuals and families in Edmond and the surrounding areas, and to advance knowledge in the field of counseling.

Counseling is provided by students who are completing their final semester in a graduate counseling program. Supervision is provided by the program coordinator, Dr. Laressa Beliele, who is a nationally certified Approved Clinic Supervisor (ACS), licensed professional counselor (LPC), state approved LPC supervisor and certified school counselor. The Center complies with the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association.


Clinic sessions are held in the UCO Speech and Hearing Clinic in room 124 of the Max Chambers Library on UCO’s Campus. View the UCO campus map for direction information.

Counseling Sessions

A limited number of counseling sessions are now available. Sessions during the fall 2019 semester will be held Monday evenings.

The cost for a 45-minute counseling session is $5. Clients may discuss lowering the fee with the clinic supervisor in cases of financial hardship.

To schedule a session please contact the clinic supervisor, Dr. Laressa Beliele.