Our Services

Counseling CenterLicensed 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 counselingappointments@park.edu 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.

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
Self-Esteem Test
Eating Disorder Screening Test
Adult ADD Screening Test
Bipolar Screening Test
What's Your Emotional Types? Quiz

Do I have Love, Lust, or Loser Relationship? Quiz
Domestic Violence Screening Quiz
Facebook Addiction Quiz

Why Choose Counseling?

Student Advocacy

Students who need assistance with resources such as utility, rent, income-based housing, health care, administrative assistance, or help accessing community resources such as food pantry, WIC, Childcare Subsidy or SNAP program can contact Student Advocate Shirish Malla.

What services are available?

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.

Contact Us

There is no charge for any Counseling Center service for enrolled Park students.

Our Mission

The mission of the Park University Counseling Center is to support the emotional, academic, and identity development of a diverse student population preparing to be lifelong learners in a global community.