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

The way appointments are handled will be changing. Please contact the Counseling Center for specific details.

Resources for Managing Stress during this time:

Getting Started

Please stop by our office 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. Your therapist will explain the next steps in the counseling process and answer any questions you may have.


Individual Therapy
You'll work one-on-one with a counselor to explore personal issues. Sessions are usually 50 minutes and can be scheduled weekly, or as needed.

Couples Therapy
You and your partner can work together with a counselor to address your concerns about the relationship. The counselor will help facilitate communication and enable each of you to gain insight into relationship issues.

Group Therapy
Some issues can be effectively addressed in a group setting. You will interact with other individuals who are working on similar problems. Meetings are typically once per week.

The Counseling Center staff is available to present information on a variety of mental health topics. We will conduct programs and workshops to university classes, organizations, or groups.

Our counselors are available to consult with CMU students on any concerns.


Autumn Newby,
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline :800-931- 2237

Ask. Listen. Refer. Suicide Prevention Program

Local resources available upon request at the Counseling Center.

Appointment Inquiry Form