Oasis Center Services

  • For Students

    During a student’s college experience, one might encounter situations that impact their learning environment. When these situations occur, support from the Oasis Center is available to provide short-term assistance. If the situation requires ongoing support, the Oasis Center staff can provide that level of support or will assist the individual in securing an outside agency to provide it.

    Meeting individually with a licensed mental health clinician in a confidential setting can help students:

    • find clarity for their thoughts and feelings which may be overwhelming at times,
    • increase their problem solving skills, and
    • assist with improving their coping strategies.

    A clinician can even help with:

    • developing a plan for the future,
    • time management,
    • sleep schedules, and
    • building life skills that will increase overall successfulness.

    The Oasis Navigator is available to assist with identifying any needs a student might have and then connecting them with appropriate community resources and supports. The Navigator provides an additional layer of support for students and acts as a student advocate.

    The Oasis Team is available to help students with:

    • Stress management
    • Test anxiety
    • Homesickness
    • Life transitions
    • Alcohol and drug use
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Personal or social problems
    • Family challenges
    • Relationship issues
    • Anger
    • Self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-worth, etc.
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    • Trauma (i.e- car accident, medical, robbery, grief and loss, etc.)
    • Concerns regarding domestic violence or abuse
    • Sexual harassment or dating violence
    • Eating disorders
    • Conflict with roommates, classmates or others

    A $5 fee is due at the time of service for students.

  • For Employees

    Everyone, at some point in life, faces problems. Juggling the demands of home and work life can be stressful. Often employees believe the problem or conflict will “blow over,” when in fact it lingers just below the surface, waiting to erupt. When faced with dilemmas, conflict or even what one might consider a small problem, talking to a trained professional is the best option, before the situation starts to impact relationships or job performance.

    Does seeking support at the Oasis mean “everyone will know my business”? No. Support is confidential as both state and federal statutes prohibit disclosure of information about behavioral health services without written consent. Employee support is available at the Oasis Center and at Family Service and Children’s Aid main office, which is located in Downtown Jackson. The goal is for employees to be comfortable in seeking out support.

    At the Oasis Center, the clinicians and staff are highly trained and experienced in helping employees and their families with a variety of concerns including:

    • Stress, anxiety and depression
    • Marital or relationship conflicts
    • Family conflicts
    • Adjusting to divorce
    • Aging parent caregiving
    • Financial stress
    • Grief and loss
    • Parenting concerns
    • Alcohol and drug use
    • Work-related conflicts and issues

    A $10 fee is due at the time of service for employees.