UMKC Counseling Services: News and Updates

Latest Updates from UMKC Counseling Services

College can be stressful!  Abby, a former doctoral trainee, talks about managing your stress and demonstrates 2 techniques to help you cope.


Welcome all UMKC Students to Fall 2022!

We at UMKC Counseling Services are here to support you throughout the fall semester and beyond! UMKC Counseling Services is open from 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday, with some limited evening hours. Everyone is required to wear a mask at Counseling Services unless otherwise approved.

Students can make an Initial Consultation (first-time) appointment by contacting our front desk at 816-235-1635. If in crisis, students can attend an in-person Crisis Walk In Consultation appointment at 10 AM or at 2 PM, Monday – Friday. Our office also provides ongoing individual therapy, Mind Over Mood workshops, a variety of Group Therapy options, BASICS Alcohol/Substance Use evaluations, and Outreach Programming, primarily using Zoom, but at times in-person as well.

Mind Over Mood (MOM) workshop NOW online! UMKC Counseling Services’ 3-part MOM workshop is now available online. This workshop is one of our post popular services and is designed to help you feel better fast by introducing skills and tips to help you quickly learn to manage unwanted or unpleasant emotions. In our office, this workshop is provided over 3 consecutive weekly sessions, meeting for 1 hour each week. This online version allows you to follow along with the video instruction and downloadable workbook at your pace. Please also see the ADA compliant transcripts for each video.

If you are interested in participating in MOM via a group format, please call 816-235-1635 to make an appointment.

MOM session 1:

MOM session 2:

MOM session 3:

MOM Student Workbook

Coping Resources

Check out the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness! Their website has many free mindfulness, meditation and yoga resources including guided meditations (in several languages, for people of color, and for the deaf and hard of hearing), a research bibliography, instructional videos, and information about mindfulness in recovery. They also are offering a number of free lunchtime meditations, weekend seminars, and evening classes on mindfulness for wellbeing and resilience via Zoom.

A 3-Step Approach to Manage Uncertainty – YouTube 

For help with falling and staying asleep:



Being Well Podcast: Coping with Quarantine



In Case of Emergency

National crisis hotlines and online services:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline): 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741