Welcome to University Counseling Services
Before scheduling an appointment:
At University Counseling Services we place a high priority on being accessible to students.
The current time for a new client appointment is less than one week. The time to begin regular counseling appointments is 1-2 weeks (depending on your availability).
We recognize that coming to counseling takes courage. Please know that we are doing our best to assist students with a minimal wait while maintaining the highest quality of care. Urgent appointments are always available during weekdays.
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.
If you are experiencing an urgent situation or psychological emergency, UCS counselors are available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For an Urgent Appointment, call the center to schedule an appointment. For after hours concerns please contact Kirksville police dispatch at 660-665-5621 and request to speak to the UCS on call counselor. The following are examples of emergencies or urgent situations:
Urges to hurt yourself
Plans to harm someone else
Hearing voices that aren’t there
For psychological emergencies during the evenings or weekends you may also try these resources:
National Suicide Prevention Life Line (800-273-8255)
If you live on campus and have an emergency contact Residence Life staff.
Ulifeline is an organization dedicated to suicide prevention www.ulifeline.org.
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
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Phone: 660-785-4014
- Fax: 660-785-7444
- Email: email@example.com*
*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.