Counseling Center

Welcome to the Missouri State University Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is currently experiencing a high volume of student requests for Initial Consultation services; therefore, we currently have a waitlist for both scheduled and walk-in consultations. Student support is very important to us, so we have added some end of semester resource options while you wait.  

Psychoeducational Groups

If you are seeking services for the first time this semester, you can request to be added to the waitlist for an Initial Consultation. Please consider joining one of our newly added psychoeducational groups. These will focus on emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills to help participants successfully finish the semester. You can call the front desk, follow this link, or stop by the center to register. Groups are scheduled as follows:

Mondays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (first group scheduled for Monday, November 6th)

  • Group will meet 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4 at the Counseling Center

Fridays from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (first group scheduled for Friday, November 10th)

  • Group will meet 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8 at the Counseling Center

Thursdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (first group scheduled for Thursday, November 16th)

  • Group will meet 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 via Zoom (link sent when you sign up)

Mental Health Ambassadors

MHAs have added drop-in hours at the Counseling Center. MHAs are trained to listen attentively, provide unbiased feedback, make appropriate referrals, and share useful resources that benefit their peers. The MHAs can schedule one-on-one meetings with students. 

To set up a meeting, students can go to:

Mental Health Ambassadors - Counseling Center - Missouri State

Instagram: mostatemha


MHA Campus Drop in Hours (Fall semester)

Hours where students can stop and chat with a Mental Health Ambassador around campus:

  • Wednesdays 10-11am    Siceluff 322
  • Wednesdays 12-2pm     PSU 315C
  • Thursdays 11-12pm         PSU 312C
  • Fridays 1-2pm                 PSU 312A

Mental Health Ambassadors Chat Den (Fall semester)

Hours in which the MHAs are available to talk with students within the Counseling Center: 

  • Mondays:  1-4pm
  • Tuesdays:  11am, 1pm
  • Wednesdays:  1-4pm
  • Thursdays:  1pm
  • Fridays:  12-3pm

Crisis Services

Self-help Resources 

NAMI and JED college mental health

WellTrack Boost is a suite of free online tools and courses using aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy available to MSU students to help identify, understand and address issues that you are having.

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Togetherall is a safe, online community for MSU students to share feelings anonymously and get support to improve mental health and wellbeing. In the community, people support each other, safely monitored by licensed and registered mental health practitioners. Join the Togetherall community today.

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.

Counseling Center Appointments

Your first appointment at the Counseling Center is an initial consultation that will last 15-30 minutes where you will develop a personalized care plan with a clinician. Scheduled initial consultations for the fall semester will be conducted through Zoom, but we are also offering walk-in consultations each day on a first come first served basis.

To schedule a Zoom tele-mental health session or for additional questions, please contact our office at 417-836-5116 or For walk-in consultations, it is recommended to call us to check availability.

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:



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. 

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