204 Norwood Hall
320 W. 12th St.
Rolla, MO 65409
Fax: (573) 341-6179
The Counseling Staff provide confidential counseling to Missouri S&T students, faculty, and staff. Counseling sessions are provided free of charge by professionally trained and licensed counselors and/or psychologists. Services are based on a brief-treatment model and are time-limited. Staff members work collaboratively with members of the S&T community to help clarify issues, support existing strengths, address issues, and, when appropriate, arrange referrals. Part-time students, faculty, and staff may receive consultation, limited services, or community referral. If you have a question about eligibility, please contact us at 573-341-4211.
The counselor/psychologist is legally and ethically required to maintain confidentiality to provide a safe, trusting working environment. In order to disclose any information shared in the course of receiving services, the counselor/psychologist must obtain written permission from the individual. There are specific situations, however, when the counselor/psychologist is required by law to breach confidentiality - when there is a possibility the person may harm himself/herself, harm someone else, when child or vulnerable adult abuse is indicated, or when subpoenaed by a court of law.
Concerns commonly addressed in personal counseling include self-exploration, family issues, adjustment to S&T life, feelings of depression and anxiety, interpersonal issues, self-esteem, substance abuse, and physical or sexual abuse. Still others struggle with issues such as motivation, procrastination, or test anxiety that interfere with academic success. Those who use our services may also learn relaxation and coping strategies to deal with the many stressors of daily living.
Members of the S&T community wondering about their academic major, career direction, or professional development may take advantage of career counseling. Typically, career counseling explores personal and professional goals and how to achieve them. Individuals may complete interest inventories to help clarify their likes and dislikes, and occupational "matches." We offer both individual and group formats of career counseling.
Group counseling is interactive, supportive, and interpersonal in nature and provides an opportunity to address issues with others who have similar concerns. Some groups are short-term and structured similarly to a class; others are ongoing and unstructured discussions. All groups are confidential, usually co-led by S&T Counseling staff, and exempt from the twelve session limit. If you are interested in a group, please call us at 573-341-4211 for additional information. In order to join a group, prospective members must meet with a least one of the group co-leaders prior to attending the group.
Currently and previously offered groups include:
If your situation is a crisis and it is during our regular hours, please contact CDSW at 573-341-4211 or stop by the office at 204 Norwood Hall. We will make sure you are seen that day, as soon as possible. For psychological emergencies that occur when our office is closed, we can be contacted through the Missouri S&T Police at 573-341-4300.
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