Counseling is a 100% free and confidential service provided to all MWSU students that are currently enrolled in at least 1 (one) credit hour.

Students who wish to utilize counseling services and schedule an appointment should complete the forms found here:

Students will be given a choice for session format (phone/video chat/in-person). Google Meet is used for video chat sessions. We can assure HIPAA-compliance through use of Google Meet as long as sessions are associated with your university email address. Google Meet can be accessed through your MWSU email account. There also is a phone app for both Apple and Android if computer access is an issue.

If you would like to begin or continue counseling, please fill out the appropriate forms (New Clients or Existing Clients), and center personnel will be in contact with you as soon as possible during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). We can also still be contacted during our normal business hours by email ( or phone (816-271-4327).

Any questions may be directed to your counselor, or by emailing We hope to speak with you (via phone/video chat/in-person) soon!

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Counselors at Missouri Western do a great deal of counseling. They assist students with any personal problem which may be interfering with their academic pursuits.

Counselors do not share information about students with anyone except other counseling staff. For example, if the faculty member or coach refers a student, information will not be shared with the referring party without the consent of the student. An exception to this policy occurs if the student is deemed a danger to themselves or someone else. At this point, a counselor has the duty to warn and this will usually involve sharing confidential information. Counseling records may also be subpoenaed.

Counselors at Missouri Western do not provide long-term therapy. Typically, the counseling sessions run from 5 to 8 weeks. Counselors will assist students with needs for longer-term therapy to find a suitable treatment program in the community.

Counselors avoid accepting a client that is seeing another counselor without the permission of the initial counselor. Students who wish to see a different counselor need to secure permission from their present counselor.

Missouri Western counselors do not see spouses or other family members that do not attend Missouri Western.

Counselors do not usually help students plan schedules. Incoming students may want to talk with an admissions counselor about programs and classes. Enrolled students should see their advisor for this type of help.