Oscar Escobar, Ph.D.



Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) - Indiana University, Bloomington

M.S.Ed (Learning and Developmental Sciences) - Indiana University, Bloomington

M.A. (Counseling Psychology) - Arcadia University

B.A. (Psychology) - Rutgers University, Newark


How I Work With Students

I strive to create a safe space where we can collaboratively work together and try to understand your current concerns. We will also work on identifying your current strengths and resources in order to create movement in the direction you desire. I believe that becoming aware of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, creates opportunities to make modest changes that can not only address your current concerns but can improve your life in profound ways. I use an integrative approach that utilizes interventions from a number of theoretical orientations and integrates multicultural and ecological frameworks, which acknowledge that each of us brings our own life experiences, knowledge, wisdom, and cultural identities to the process of counseling. I value the therapeutic relationship as it serves as the foundation for our work together. I welcome your feedback from our first to our last meeting (whether things are going well or not your feedback allows me to customize our work together).

Professional Interests

Multicultural Counseling, Substance Use Treatment and Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Outreach and Education, Mental Health Research, Emerging Adulthood.

Personal Interests

In my spare time I enjoy watching films, playing video games, reading, being outdoors, and hanging out with my two kittens (Little O and Mr. T).