Counseling Center

While your college experience can be an exciting time of change and new opportunities, the demands aren't always easy. Central Methodist University's Counseling Center is a safe and confidential place where you can go for support. A licensed professional counselor will help you work through emotional and interpersonal issues, at no cost to you.

Adjustments Due to COVID-19

You will be able to schedule face-to-face sessions or virtual visits.

Resources for Managing Stress during this time:

Virtual Counseling Opportunities

Students and supervisors in the Clinical Counseling program also offer virtual counseling opportunities via Zoom for any CMU student. You can email the Columbia Clinical Counseling Center using the button below to schedule an appointment.

Email the CCC

Setting Up An On-Campus Appointment

Please stop by our office, Room 206 of the Inman Student and Community Center, or call 660-248-6274 to schedule your initial appointment. At your first appointment, you will be asked to fill out paperwork, then you and your counselor will discuss your concerns and go over relevant background information. Our goal is to help give you the tools and support you need to have a positive college experience.

Services Offered

  • Individual Therapy
    Individual therapy is a one-on-one meeting with a mental health professional. These meetings are a time for you to address your concerns and learn skills and techniques you can use to grow in your ability to manage real life situations.
  • Couples Therapy
    You and your partner can work together with the counselor to identify obstacles and then learn skills and communication techniques that can be used to overcome the obstacles in order to have a healthy relationship.
  • Group Therapy
    Some issues can be effectively addressed in a group setting. You will interact with other individuals who are working on a similar issue. Meetings are typically once per week and can have a set number of occurrences.
  • Programming
    The Counseling Center staff is available to present information on a variety of mental health topics. We can conduct programs and workshops to university classes, organizations, or groups.
  • Consultation
    Our counselors are available to consult with CMU students on any concerns.

Meet the Counselor

Katie WooldridgeKatie Wooldridge, M.Ed., LPC

I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Human Services at Columbia College in Columbia, MO in 2009 and then went on to Stephen’s College for my Master’s of Education in Counseling, also located in Columbia, MO. I have been working in adult mental health with New Horizons Community Support Services for the past 11 years. I have also had a private practice through Bonnie Riley Counseling & Associates in Boonville, MO for the past 8 years. This is my first year at CMU and I am very excited to have this opportunity.


Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Local resources are also available upon request at the Counseling Center.

Appointment Inquiry Form