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Office: ICW 219 (main campus)  
Phone: (417) 447-6974

Meet your Counseling Services staff!

From left to right, Jenn Holum, Heather Lewellen, Joyce Bateman, Becky Dalton, James Carpenter.

Part-time counselors (not pictured) Erin Dooley and Jennifer Krause who work from our Lebanon and Waynesville Education Centers assist with a variety of Student Services and Disability Support functions.

What We Offer

OTC's Counselors are dedicated to providing numerous supportive personal counseling services to assist OTC college students and employees.  Our staff offers in-person counseling services on the Springfield and Richwood Valley campuses, and distance counseling services for OTC Online, Lebanon and Waynesville Education Centers, and the Table Rock campus.  All of our services are short-term, free, and confidential.  Our staff has extensive experience working with a variety of issues faced by OTC's diverse population.  The Counseling Services staff adheres to the American Counseling Association (ACA) Professional Code of Ethics.  Our main office is located on the Springfield campus in ICW 219.

April Sexual Assault Awareness Events

Main Campus-Springfield Silent Witness Project April 13 Silhouettes will be on display in the Jared Family Atrium in the Information Commons Building that depict individuals who have been victims of
domestic violence. Read the story about the victims on each of the silhouettes.
Waynesville Education Center Silent Witness  Project April 14 Silhouettes will be on display in the atrium that depict individuals who have been victims of domestic violence. Read the story about the victims on each of the silhouettes.
Richwood Valley Campus Silent Witness  Project April 15  Silhouettes will be on display in the atrium that depict individuals who have been victims of domestic violence. Read the story about the victims on each of the silhouettes.
Table Rock Campus  Silent Witness  Project April  16-17  Silhouettes will be on display in the atrium that depict individuals who have been victims of domestic violence. Read the story about the victims on each of the silhouettes.
Lebanon Education Center Silent Witness Project April 20  Silhouettes will be on display in the atrium that depict individuals who have been victims of domestic violence. Read the story about the victims on each of the silhouettes.
Main Campus-Springfield Clothesline Project April 28

The Clothesline Project is designed to create a greater awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Come to the Jared Family Atrium and design a t-shirt to honor a survivor or in memory of a victim of domestic violence (t-shirt and art supplies will be provided) 11:00am to 3:00pm.

There will be a guest speaker from The Victim Center starting at 11:00am until 12:00pm in the Farmer Conference room in ICW 211.  

Informational booths will be available 11am to 3:00pm in the Jared Family Atrium providing information on domestic violence, housing, awareness, and the correlation of domestic violence and substance just to name a few.

Available at all campuses and education centers Denim Day April 29

 Denim Day is an awareness event where individuals wear jeans to speak out against rape. It came about after a rape conviction was overturned because the victim was wearing tight jeans. Supposedly this meant that she gave consent because the perpetrator could not have taken them off without her help.

OTC is a local partner with Community Partnership of the Ozarks in this event.

Those who can participate are asked to give a donation of $5.00 to wear denim to work. For the donation, you will receive a Denim Day Sticker to wear this day. Stickers can be picked up at the Counseling Office in ICW 219 or can be mailed to your office once the donation has been received.

All proceeds from this year's Denim Day event will go to the Violence Free Families Coalition which offers prevention efforts of sexual assault in Greene and surrounding counties.

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Counseling Information for Students and Employees

Self-Help Articles and Websites

Crisis Hotline Information

  • National Suicide Crisis Line:  1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    Is answered 24 hours a day and calls are transferred to cities all across the country to connect individuals with a trained professional who is based locally for the caller.
  • State of Missouri Crisis Hotline for Hearing Impaired:  1-888-380-3328 (TTY)
  • Trevor Hotline for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning:  1-866-488-7386
  • Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255 and press 1.  You can also text to 838255
  • Local Crisis Hotline for the Springfield, Missouri surrounding area:  417-761-5555 (Burrell Behavioral Health)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • Help-Line for Self-Injury: 1-800-366-8288
  • Crisis Text Line: Text to 741741

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Contact Us

417-447-6974 or email counseling@otc.edu