Confidential, free psychological services
Students often seek therapy to cope more effectively with mental health issues and the multi-faceted demands of college life. The Office of Counseling Services will serve you in a safe, supportive environment. Visits and therapy session content are confidential; however, information may be released with written permission or when a student poses an imminent threat of harm to self or others.
Counseling Services provides individual psychotherapy through Academic Live Care, an online platform that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, services are available 12 months a year, even during the summer. Academic Live Care has 24-hour crisis/support services, nutrition, psychiatry, discounted prescription programs and urgent care.
In addition to the online services, Counseling Services offers daily drop-in hours, Monday through Friday, called Let’s Talk, which is intended to be a brief opportunity to talk with a therapist in-person for a solution-focused issue.
- Monday and Wednesday: 11-11:50 a.m. and 2-2:50 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30-10:20 a.m. and 1-1:50 p.m.
- Friday: 10:30-11:20 a.m.
The Office of Counseling Services is available to provide psychoeducational support groups. This format can allow you to explore relevant issues, gain self-understanding, and give and receive peer support. Psychoeducation groups may be offered for students with a variety of topics such as stress management, anxiety, transition to college, academic difficulties and mood concerns.Group Support Sessions Fall 2023
Consultation, Outreach, Prevention and Outside Referrals
Counseling Services provides consultation to the college community regarding issues of mental health. If you know of a group in need of a specific program, please contact the Office of Counseling Services to make arrangements for a group presentation or workshop. Outreach topics may be requested for concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating concerns and body image, substance abuse or stress management.
If a student requires more specialized or comprehensive treatment than can be provided by our clinical staff, or if an off-campus therapist is preferred, we will provide a referral to a community practitioner or resource.
In the event of a life-threatening medical or safety emergency, please call 911. If the emergency is not immediately life-threatening, if you are on campus you should contact Campus Safety at extension 1411 (cell 816-365-0709) or notify your Resident Director. Faculty and staff members calling on a student’s behalf should do the same. If the emergency is a mental health emergency, the psychologist will be contacted to work with Residence Life and Campus Safety in providing assistance to the student.
If the emergency is not immediately life-threatening, students off campus should contact their local hospital or a mental health crisis line.