The Center serves the OUAZ Surprise residential campus and our mental health counselor is Ralitsa Wierson, MA LPC.
The service is Free and Confidential.
To schedule a counseling appointment:
We provide consultation, short-term counseling and needed referrals; as well as advocacy, training and education. We support students experiencing the stresses of daily life as well as those who meet criteria for mental health disorders and may benefit from being connected to off-campus resources such as psychiatry, longer-term therapy, or specialized treatment.
OUAZ Counseling Center’s scope of services:
The OUAZ Counseling Center is open during the Spring and Fall semesters.
Monday–Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you are experiencing an emergency when the counseling center is closed, you should contact OUAZ Campus Safety at (623) 546-1666, call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or call the Crisis Hotline/Crisis Mobile Response Team at 602-222-9444.
For any questions and/or training requests, please contact the Student Affairs office.
How Faculty & Staff Can Refer Students to OUAZ Counseling Center: