Ole Kim counseling a staff member


What We Offer

Personal counseling services provided at our center are covered by the Health Service Fee in the tuition paid at the beginning of the semester. Students must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours each semester (Spring, Summer and Fall) to receive services. The Student Wellness Center is staffed by two licensed professional counselors who provide confidential, short-term counseling to currently enrolled Cameron University students.

  • Jill Melrose
  • Director, LPC, MS
  • North Shepler, Rm. 101
  • jmelrose@cameron.edu
  • (580) 581-6725
  • Brandi Parker-Nunley
  • North Shepler, Rm. 101
  • bparkern@cameron.edu
  • (580) 581-6725

Counseling Services Offered:

  • EMDR - Learn more about EMDR at EMDRIA.ORG or EMDR.com
  • Support
  • Adjustment to university life
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Test Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety

Recent surveys indicate 90% of students who have received counseling services are satisfied with the services they have received. 90% of students who have received counseling services have improved in their overall ability to function.

What To Expect

Bring your CU ID!

All students who are enrolled on the Lawton or Duncan campuses are eligible for counseling services. Unfortunately this excludes the OU and Western nursing students.

Counseling services are available Monday through Friday by appointment only. You do not need a referral to be seen. The counselors will meet with you to confidentially discuss your concerns and goals. They may be able to refer you to on or off campus resources that can help you to develop skills needed to decrease the current level of distress in order to be more successful.

You fill out an request for counseling paper that the counselors will receive. They will call you the same day to schedule an appointment if there is not a wait list.
Once each counselor has reached the number of students allotted per counselor and there is a wait list you will receive a referral list of discounted counseling centers in the community. You will be reached once a spot becomes available at the SWC.

If you are currently in counseling with a counselor off campus, you will need to continue with that therapy. Counselors at the SWC do not see students who are already in therapy. If for some reason you discontinue that therapy then you are welcome to receive counseling with us.

Anyone coming to the SWC in crisis will be asked to remain in the Wellness Center until they are seen by a counselor. They will be the top priority and will be seen as quickly as possible.

The counseling intake packet takes about 30 minutes to complete. Please complete the intake and return it to the front desk (preferably 24 hours before your scheduled appointment). If you do not have your packet completed and turned in at the time of your appointment, you will be asked to fill out a new packet as part of your first appointment.

If you miss or need to reschedule an appointment you will be rescheduled the following week.

You are only allowed 2 no call/no shows before you can no longer continue counseling. You may be 15 minutes late to an appointment but it does take away time from the 1 hour session you receive.

You are allotted 12 sessions per academic year. Most therapy consists of 8 sessions.

For appointments call: (580) 581-6725

The Student Wellness Center is open:
Monday - Friday 8:00am -5:00pm.

Counseling services are available:
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, by appointment only.
*Crisis clients take precedence.

If it is after hours and an emergency:
*Call 2911 for on Campus Police.
*The Suicide Prevention LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK(8255). *Memorial Hospital’s ER is located directly across the street from Cameron University’s Campus.               
*Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center- (580)248-5780      602 SW 38th St (Southwest corner of CU South Shepler)

If you are interested in a free online screenings through College Response check out: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/cameronu

Contact Information

Student Wellness Center
North Shepler, Room 101
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
Ph (580)581-6725
Fax (580)581-6733
Director Jill Melrose
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