Counseling and Wellness Services include, but are not limited to:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Mental health assessments
- Referrals to on-campus resources and off-campus professionals
- Consultation to faculty, staff, students and administration
- Information on topics designed to enhance mental health and emotional well-being
- Support groups available as needed
NUMBER OF SESSIONS
Individual counseling is available to currently enrolled undergraduate students to help students deal with a wide variety of concerns that could interfere with success on campus. In general, we operate on a brief psychotherapy model, in general offering 8 counseling sessions, that helps provide short-term assistance in areas such as adjustment, decision-making, or crisis intervention. If you want to continue with long term counseling, we will work with you to make a referral to a counselor in the Kansas City community or your home community whichever is most appropriate.
COST OF SESSIONS
Counseling is provided free of charge to traditional undergraduate MNU students, both residential and commuter.
Our Professional and Graduate students may seek counseling at the MNU Community Counseling Center, 913.971.3733. Due to conflict of interest, MNU Master of Counseling students are not able to be seen at the Community Counseling Center.
All communication you share with the Counseling and Wellness Center is confidential and protected by law if you are over the age of 18. Information about your attendance at the Counseling and Wellness Center and any information you reveal in sessions cannot be discussed with others unless you have given written consent. Counselors cannot confirm that a student is coming to the Counseling and Wellness Center when asked, without written consent. However, if students are participating in mandatory counseling as part of a redemptive approach to behaviors on campus, their attendance will be monitored per their permission.
By law, there are exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include the following:
- If you present a clear and present danger to yourself or someone else.
- If you are being perpetrated against in a physical, sexual or violent manner, or if you are perpetrating against another person.
- As consistent with standard professional practice, your counselor may consult with the Counseling and Wellness Center staff regarding your treatment. In such circumstances, your privacy will be safeguarded by not disclosing identifying information.
- Counselors sometimes function in other roles at the College, including the classroom. To protect your confidentiality, we will not acknowledge any relationship with you should we see you or interact with you outside of the Counseling and Wellness Center offices.
- To protect confidentiality, Counselors are not able to engage in social media relationships (such as Facebook) with students.
REASONS WHY STUDENTS COME TO COUNSELING
Below is a list that includes many, but not all of the reasons students come to counseling:
- Academic Concerns
- Adjustment to College
- Adjustment Returning from an Off-campus Program
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Dating/Loss of a Relationship
- Depression/Mood Swings
- Difficulty with Living Situations
- Parent’s Divorce/Separation
- Eating Concerns/Body-Image Concerns
- Family of Origin Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Identity Questions
- Relational Conflict
- Sexual Assault/Rape
- Sleep Disturbance
- Uncontrollable Thoughts or Feelings