The MU Counseling Center provides MU students with many services, including individual, couples and group counseling; biofeedback and stress management; testing services and consultation; and outreach presentations. All counseling, outreach and consultation services are provided, free.
Service providers include licensed psychologists, psychology interns and master’s and doctoral students from the MU Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology.
Services are confidential unless the center believes clients to be in immediate danger to themselves or others. In such instances, the center’s staff is legally required to keep the client and others safe.
At the first appointment, called an assessment interview, the client is asked to fill out an information packet. The client will then be seen by a counselor who will assess the client’s overall concerns and retrieve background information.
At the assessment interview, clients are encouraged to ask the counselor questions. Together, the client and counselor will determine whether the center’s services are appropriate for the client, and if so, which services are best.
The center sees clients with concerns about depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family issues, grief and loss, substance abuse, sexual orientation issues, eating disorders, academic concerns and others. Each counseling session typically lasts 45 to 50 minutes and there is a 12-session limit per student each academic year.
To make an appointment with a counselor or for more information, call the center at 882-6601 or go to 119 Parker Hall. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.