UMKC’s Counseling Services serves as a comprehensive counseling and psychological resource for all students, faculty and staff. Counseling Services also provides outreach and educational services through specialized programs. Counseling Services s a component of the Counseling, Health, Testing and Disability offices.
Counseling Services provides the following services:
- Group Therapy
- Crisis Intervention
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
- Referral to community resources
Many students enter the UMKC community already receiving mental health services. Although maintaining his or her current treatment provider is usually preferable, any student is eligible to transition these services to Counseling Services.
Counseling Services will assess the student’s needs on a case-by-case basis, to determine whether or not we are able to adequately provide the appropriate level of care. Students are encouraged to inform the the office early in the semester of his or her transitioning needs.
Transitioning medication prescriptions and refills
When a student is presently taking medications for a mental health reason, it can be helpful for that student to continue having their medications prescribed by their current physician.
When this is not feasible, the Counseling Services staff is here to assist in transitioning that level of care to UMKC's Student Health and Wellness or to a community referral that might be more appropriate.
Students are encouraged to inform the office early in the semester of his or her medication management needs. Students should avoid waiting until they are out of their medication to contact the office, and they should allow at least four weeks transition time until they are connected to another prescribing physician.