Counseling Services

Olivet’s Office of Counseling Services is committed to evaluating, exploring, educating, equipping and empowering students for personal, academic and Christian growth.

At ONU, the well-being of our students is our top priority. At the Counseling Center, the therapeutic process is designed to assist students in coping with mental, emotional, educational, social, cultural and behavioral concerns. Staff members, who are Christ-centered professionals, work to develop a supportive and nonjudgmental environment for all students.

Every student who requests counseling services is guaranteed an initial evaluation session and a feedback session. However, not all students are guaranteed to receive ongoing therapy services.

Some problem areas are beyond the resources and/or training of a university counseling center. The Counseling Center and therapists reserve the right to refer students to services outside Olivet if they feel it is in the client’s best interest. We do not take court-ordered referrals.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

After-hours appointments are scheduled by individual therapists. A therapist is on call after office hours for extreme emergencies and can be reached through campus Resident Directors.

Additional Information

Phone 815-939-5256

Our Counselors

Olivet counselors are warm and caring individuals who are trained to provide students with the resources and skills necessary for them to succeed through all of life's ups and downs.

To request an appointment, log into the portal at, click on Student Support, then Health and Wellness. Fill out the online form using Internet Explorer, and our office will give you a call to schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Lisa Vander Veer, Director of Counseling and Health Services, answers frequently asked questions about counseling services at Olivet.

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