Counseling Center

Welcome to the Missouri State University Counseling Center

Updates to Services and Operations

Thank you for contacting the MSU Counseling Center. The Counseling Center is currently open during the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday, however, we are primarily providing services to students remotely in order to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.

There are important changes in our services, so please read and adhere to the following regarding any appointments or counseling needs.

For details regarding general Missouri State University COVID guidlines, please visit COVID-19 Information.

Mental Health Emergency

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency after 5 pm or on weekends, please do one of the following immediately:

  • Go to the nearest Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center
  • Call 911 or 988 for the National Mental Health Crisis Line
  • Call Campus Safety at 417-836-5509
  • Contact the Counseling Center general number, 417-836-5116, and press zero to speak with a crisis counselor

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during the hours of 8 am – 5 pm, please either call the Counseling Center general number, 417-836-5116, or come by the Counseling Center, located in Magers Health and Wellness Center, Suite 304, and request to speak with a crisis counselor.

COVID-19 Symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) or you believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, please report your symptoms to your medical care provider and stay at home to avoid potentially spreading the disease or becoming more ill.

Counseling Center Appointments

The majority of our counseling appointments are currently being conducted virtually through Zoom.

Anyone who visits the Counseling Center will be required to wear a mask and obey social distancing requirements.

To schedule a Zoom tele-mental health session or for additional questions, please contact our office at 417-836-5116 or

For students who do not have access to a computer or smart phone to utilize Zoom, we are providing telephone counseling and/or face-to-face consultations.

If you are requesting an initial appointment, please contact us at 417-836-5116 or

Online Mental Health Resources

The MSU Counseling Center posts a variety of resources to assist you in coping well and staying resilient with mental health concerns. Check out our resources link for further assistance:

Self-Help Resources:

We will continue posting related support information on our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well:



Ongoing Changes to Processes and Policies

Because the COVID situation across the US is a fluid, changing one, we also anticipate there may be updates and changes to the MSU Counseling Center processes and policies as needed to continue to create the safest possible conditions for students and employees. We will do our best to notify students in advance of any anticipated changes.

Thank you for your patience with us as we continue to navigate this national pandemic.


The MSU Counseling Center Team

The primary goal of the Counseling Center is to promote students' personal development and psychological well-being. Counseling services are provided for students with a variety of personal, social and life-planning concerns.

If you are thinking about coming to the Center but want more information or are curious about our services, please peruse our site.

Crisis intervention is provided to help students cope with mental health emergencies. During office hours, you can call 417-836-5116 or come by the Counseling Center, Magers Health and Wellness Center, Suite 304.

Check out our various self-care opportunities occurring this semester.

Mental health impacts all aspects of our lives — school, work, home life, relationships, and our overall well-being. 

Ever wonder if your moods, anxiety, eating habits, or drinking are a cause for concern? Get more info by taking an anonymous Online Screening.

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

Disclaimer: This site is not intended to be a substitute for face-to-face counseling.