Welcome to University Counseling Services

Our next workshop will begin Thursday, October 5th!

This workshop titled “Getting Unstuck” is focused on understanding and managing depression–there is no cost to attend but you must have completed an assessment appointment with a counselor at UCS.

The workshop will meet 3:30-4:30pm on Thursday 10/5, 10/12, and 10/26. It is important that you plan to attend all 3 meetings.

If you’re interested in attending the Getting Unstuck Workshop please call our office at 660-785-4014 to request a spot. Space is limited to 10 participants. Keep an eye on our Facebook and website for more upcoming workshops.

Before you begin

University Counseling Services will likely be able to offer you an initial assessment appointment within one week of your request to schedule such a meeting (depending on your availability).  At that appointment you and your counselor will discuss how UCS can best serve your needs and what counseling will look like for you moving forward.


McKinney Center

For your convenience please use the northwest entrance of the McKinney Center.  When you are facing the front of the building, use the door on the right.


Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm


Students may call or stop by our office in the McKinney Center to schedule an appointment. Please note that we cannot schedule appointments online or via email. If you have questions regarding services, you may call or email our office at the following:

*In order to be able to best serve students who may need crisis care we define a crisis as an immediate onset of severe psychological symptoms that cannot be mitigated through self-initiated care or support from caring others.  Examples may include: urges to harm yourself, plans to harm someone else, hearing voices that aren’t there, the immediate experience of trauma, etc.  For non-crisis care please call to schedule an appointment during regular office hours.

**Please call or stop by our office to schedule an appointment. Please note we cannot schedule appointments online or via email. If you have questions, please call or email our office.

Wait Time

At times, counseling demands may exceed our Department’s resources.  Students arriving during one of these high demand periods might experience a wait time for the first appointment. In the event of an emergency, the student will be seen by a counselor to assess safety and determine treatment direction.

Consider the following options for your self-care: 
  • Take good care of yourself: Talk with trusted friends and / or family members, get a good night’s sleep, eat healthy meals, rest, exercise, go for a walk, go to class, have some fun, write your thoughts and feelings down in a journal, breathe.
  • If you prefer to seek services off-campus, you can learn about other Kirksville agencies here.
  •  If you are seeking a medication referral and not counseling, consider contacting your family physician or the Student Health Center at 660-785-4182.
  • See links on this site for free online screenings and self-help resources.
  • Visit the UCS  Facebook page or our Pinterest for some self-care ideas.
For psychological emergencies during the evenings or weekends you may also try these resources: