Brief Individual Counseling

Student Health and Well-Being offers individual therapy to provide you with an opportunity to explore your personal concerns one-to-one with a therapist.

Crisis and Consultation

Any MU student who is unable to cope on their own today can access support for crises and urgent concerns by phone 24/7 at 573-882-6601. Please call and speak to an on-call counselor prior to presenting in person.


Please call our office 573-882-6601 to schedule a brief screening. If you are unable to cope on your own today, you may request to speak with the on-call clinician. Crisis support is available by phone 24/7 by calling 573-882-6601.

Brief Screening Session

The purpose of the brief screening is to assess your current needs and what services are most appropriate (e.g., workshop, clinical skills class, group therapy, brief individual counseling, referral, etc.).

At the brief screening session you will complete a some forms online through a secure portal and then meet with a therapist to explore your concerns, background information, and what you hope to gain from counseling. This process will take about 60 minutes, including paperwork.

If brief individual counseling is recommended, our staff will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with one of our staff counselors who is a good fit for your goals and matches your availability. This may or may not be the person you met with during the initial evaluation. There is no additional cost for counseling beyond the student fees you already pay.

If our services are not a good fit for your needs, we will offer referrals to other campus resources or community providers.


Treatment is tailored to your needs within a personalized care model. While your brief screening counselor will ask about many areas of your life, the focus will be on working with you toward your specific goals. Our job is to help you meet your goals both quickly and in ways that you can maintain after treatment ends. Recommendations may include workshops, classes, group therapy, brief individual therapy, medication referral, or other services both on and off campus.