Address: 131 Millennium Student Center (MSC)
Phone: (314) 516-5711
Web Address: http://www.umsl.edu/services/counser
Personal counseling can help you navigate through times of stress and/or overcome barriers to your success. It often helps to discuss issues with someone who is objective and can help you look at yourself from a new angle. Our approach is to focus on your strengths and help you to help yourself. Some of the common issues for which students seek counseling include stress/anxiety, increasing self-esteem, relationship or family issues, loss and grief, a history of abuse, depression, etc. We take the confidentiality of your contacts with us very seriously. Except for the case of very extreme situations, both the content of counseling sessions and the fact that a student has used our services are kept strictly confidential.
Counseling Services offers special programs and workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. Student groups and departments are invited to call us for speakers on such topics as healthy relationships, test anxiety, assertiveness, dealing with difficult people, personality styles, etc.
Graduate students in Counseling or Psychology are invited to apply for our internship/practicum program. Interested students should contact Dr. Sharon Biegen at (314)516-5711
The Counseling Services receptionist will be glad to arrange an appointment for you to meet with a counselor. Call (314)516-5711 or drop by 131 MSC. In an emergency, students can be seen the same day.