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.

Mary Brady Kovacks,
Friday: 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Burrell Behavioral Health Access Crisis Intervention Line: 800-395-2132

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Treatment Referral and Information Service Helpline
: 800-662-4357

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline :800-931- 2237

Ask. Listen. Refer. Suicide Prevention Program

For a list of local resources, please stop by the Counseling Center.