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Counseling Center

Providing a Safe Space for You

The Counseling Center at the University of Central Missouri provides a variety of services and offers a safe place for you to address any concerns you have about your life or the way you are functioning. Our professional clinicians are here to listen and offer guidance on a variety of personal and social issues.

The center also offers Mental Fitness, a weekly workshop series designed to help strengthen your skills for managing life’s challenges. Attend at least five workshops in a 12-month period and earn credit on your UCM experience transcript!

Ask for Help: We're Here for You

If you're feeling stuck, distressed or like you're not functioning as well as you would like to, we invite you to seek the perspective of a Counseling Center professional. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, stop by the center at Humphreys 131 or call 660-543-4060.

Frequently Asked Questions  Forms


Our Office

While all UCM offices are open to the public with updated safety measures, in an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students and employees, Counseling Center staff are providing clinical services through TeleMentalHealth.

To make an appointment, please call us at 660-543-4060 rather than walking into the office.

For other assistance you can email us at or call.

Our current hours are 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 pm,  Monday - Friday. 

 In case of a life-threatening emergency:

  • Call 911 or Public Safety at 660-543-4123
  • Go directly to the Emergency Department at Western Missouri Medical Center at 403 Burkarth Rd. 

If in crisis, contact:

  • Compass Crisis Line:  888-237-4567 or Text Line: text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) or Chat:
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • UCM Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy 24-Hour Hotline:  (660) 441-4855
  • TransLifeline: 877-565-8860 (9am - 3am CST)
  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 (24 hotline for LGBTQ youth)
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • The LGBT National Youth Talkline (serving through age 25): 1-800-246-7743


If you or another student are experiencing an urgent or crisis situation, such as a suicide attempt, call the Counseling Center at 660-543-4060 during office hours for same-day appointments. Or:

  • Call 911
  • Call UCM Public Safety at 660-543-4123
  • Go directly to the Emergency Department at Western Missouri Medical Center at 403 Burkarth Road, Warrensburg

24-Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The national suicide prevention lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is available 24 hours daily to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call may be routed to the crisis center nearest you. 

Suicide Prevention Resources


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**Due to continued concerns about COVID-19, clinical services are currently being conducted primarily via TeleMental Health. Call the Counseling Center at (660) 543-4060 to ask about TeleMental Health services.**

Triage Appointment:  Complete paperwork and meet with a clinician for 20-30 minutes to assess the nature and urgency of your concerns. 

Crisis/Emergency:  For persons who are experiencing urgency or life-threatening concerns, a crisis/emergency appointment will be provided the same day (during office hours).

Brief Counseling Services: We offer multiple modalities of our brief counseling services, including individual and couples, counseling and group therapy.

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

Referrals: 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.

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

Mental Fitness Online: Video versions of select Mental Fitness workshops are available through the "Organizations" menu on Blackboard. 

BodyU: A free interactive self-help program fostering health and wellness. 

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

Q&I Connection: Drop-in support groups via Zoom for students to connect and cope while in quarantine and isolation.

Read About Our Services

Getting Started

  1. First Contact:  During regular business hours, call 660-543-4060 or stop by our office (Humphreys 131) to schedule your first appointment. You will be scheduled for a 20-30 minute triage appointment with one of our clinicians.
  2. Triage Appointment:  The day of your triage appointment, you will fill out some paperwork that will help us understand your reasons for visiting our office. After the paperwork is complete, you will meet with one of our clinicians for a brief discussion. This discussion will help us assess the nature and urgency of your concerns, with the goal of providing you with individualized recommendations.
  3. Make a Plan:  Recommendations may include Mental Fitness workshops, group therapy, brief services at the Counseling Center, counseling with an off campus provider, a medication evaluation, and/or other campus, community, or self-help resources.




The Counseling Center Mission

The Counseling Center promotes students' psychological wellbeing and development of awareness, knowledge, and skills that impact their success as learners and leaders in their personal lives and in the community.


Counseling Center
Humphreys 131
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543-4060
Fax: (660) 543-8277



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