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Counseling Center

Humphreys 131
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4060
Hours: 8 AM-12PM, 1PM-5PM
Summer: M-TH 7:30AM-12PM,1PM-4:30PM


Counseling Center


Initial Consultation (IC)

In an Initial Consultation, you will complete paperwork and meet with a clinician for 30-50 minutes. During this initial consultation, you and the clinician will have a discussion to assess the nature and urgency of your concerns. The clinician will provide you with individualized recommendation.


Confidentiality Statement



A clinician is available during office hours. For persons who are experiencing urgency or life-threatening concerns, a crisis/emergency appointment will be provided the same day.


For emergencies at other time, call Public Safety at 660-543-4123, call 911, or go directly to the emergency room at Western Missouri Medical Center at 403 Burkarth Road.


Brief Counseling Services

The Counseling Center offers multiple modalities of our brief counseling services.


Brief Individual Counseling: In individual counseling, the student meets one-on-one with a clinician. If brief individual counseling is recommended during your IC, you and your clinician will discuss your goals and assist you in addressing your concerns.


Brief Couples Counseling: The clinician works with you and your partner(s), to help you have a more satisfying relationship. Both parties have to be current UCM students to be eligible for couples counseling. The IC for couples therapy usually takes 90-120 minutes. Subsequent sessions are 45 minutes.


Group Therapy: Group therapy offers an opportunity to interact with others who have similar concerns. By sharing your concerns, learning to listen and support others with theirs, and seeing how you and others act in group, you can learn about yourself, consider different points of view, and learn healthier ways for coping with various issues.




In cases when there is a desire or need for longer-term care, specialized care, or a higher level of care, the Counseling Center clinicians will help students consider resource options in the community that are accessible and affordable. These might include on-going therapy, psychiatric care, psychological evaluations, or specialized care for specific concerns.


Students who already know they want to connect with services in the community may call the Counseling Center for assistance and to discuss options. You will likely have to use your health insurance to pay for services. Typically, your health insurance will cover a portion of the cost per session.


We have a list of Warrensburg Area Referral Options available. You may also find out about local resources by checking out our resources page, going to APA's Find a Psychologist, or checking with your health insurance website.


Mental Fitness


A weekly workshop series designed to strengthen students' skills for managing life's challenges.


Students who attend at least 5 workshops in a 12 month period will be given credit on their Experience Transcript.


Workshop schedule Spring 2018


Body U


Body U is a self-guided, educational program with tools designed to help you stay fit & healthy, manage stress & anxiety, and improve your relationship to food and exercise.

Body U starts with anonymous 5 minute screening. You'll then receive personal feedback and gain access to FREE programs.


To get started, go to:


Safe Zone Workshops


These workshops offer information on LGBTQ+ identities, terminology, ally development, and ways to support LGBTQ+ students on our campus.


List of Safe Zone allies who have consented to be listed publicly.


For more information, resources, or to register for an upcoming workshop click: Safe Zone


Consultation & Outreach


Students, parents, staff, and faculty may speak with a clinician if they want to know what to do to help a distressed student.


What to do if you think a student is suicidal: For faculty/staff, for students

For crisis hotlines see the bottom of our resource page.



For Faculty/Staff:

-10 Sample Practices for Educators in Being a Healthy Role Model to Prevent Body Image Problems and Eating Disorders

-How to Talk with a Class about Death of a Student or Professor

-'Ask Me': What LGBTQ Students Want their Professors to Know


Counseling Center staff can speak to UCM organizations, groups, clubs, classes, etc., about a variety of topics related to psychological health and well-being. Please click this link and fill out the form to request a Counseling Center presentation. You will be contacted within a few days about your request. Contact 660-543-4060, if you have any questions.




The University of Central Missouri Suicide Prevention Training Program was designed to help faculty, staff, and students prevent suicide by teaching you to: