Licensed counselors are available at no charge to Park University students. Counseling is offered to assist students in getting through the challenges that life presents in order to learn and grow.
To make an initial appointment, email
email@example.com or stop by the Counseling Center, located in
Dearing (next to Chesnut Residence Hall).
Fall and Spring office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,
and early evening appointments are available. If you send an email, please
include your name, student number, a phone number where you can be reached, and
a brief description of the reason for making an appointment.
The initial interview provides an opportunity to discuss present concerns, as well as relevant background information, in a confidential setting. This session will lead to a recommendation regarding further services and a mutually agreed upon decision as to how the Counseling Center can best help you. Referrals may be made to on-campus or off-campus services that are appropriate to your needs.
Distance counseling is available on a limited basis. Contact
Erin Martin for details.
Here are some helpful tools to screen your mental
health status. Mental health professionals suggest seeking professional help if you score high in these
tests and quizzes.
Depression Screening Quiz
Anxiety Screening Quiz
Eating Disorder Screening Test
Adult ADD Screening Test
Bipolar Screening Test
Emotional Types? Quiz
Do I have Love, Lust, or Loser
Domestic Violence Screening Quiz
Students who need assistance with resources such as utility, rent, income-based housing, health
administrative assistance, or help accessing community resources such as food pantry, WIC,
Childcare Subsidy or SNAP program can contact
Student Advocate Shirish Malla at
Cancellations and No-shows: Personal commitment to counseling is crucial for success. We encourage you to keep all appointments scheduled. If you must miss a session due to illness or an emergency, please call the Counseling Center at 816-584-6237 or 816-584-6798 to cancel the appointment as far in advance as possible.
Failure to follow up and reschedule with the Counseling Center may result in
losing your appointment time the following week.
There is no charge for any Counseling Center service for enrolled Park students.
Linda Waxse: Linda.Waxse@park.edu;
816-584-6237; Monday -- Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
Erin Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org;
816-584-6798; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to
Shirish Malla: email@example.com;
816-584-6258; hours vary
Why Choose Counseling?
- Manage transition and change
- Uncertainty about life goals and values
- Establish the stability necessary to complete your education
- Resolve problems in personal relationships
- Address feelings of depression, grief, loss, or anxiety
- Develop effective communication skills
- Family concerns
- Learn to manage stress
- Sexual concerns; sexual orientation
- Explore reasons for a lack of motivation, concentration difficulties
- Abuse of alcohol and other drugs
What services are available?
- Counseling for individuals
- Distance counseling
- Specialized educational groups
- Consultation is offered to Park students, faculty and staff
- Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Check out our Activities section
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