Beyond Labels

This counseling group is designed for individuals who want to talk with supportive others about their own sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or related interests or concerns:

  • variability in sexual orientation and gender expression
  • the "coming out" and "coming in" processes
  • various topics identified by group members

The group meets every Thursday, beginning September 8, 2016, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in Scully Room 315. For more information, call us at 573-651-5169 or e-mail us at

Changing the Tide: Adjusting to College Life

Starting college can be an exciting and scary time. Come to the Scully Training Clinic in Room 318 on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. during the fall semester to learn coping skills and to meet other students going through the same transition from high school to college. If interested, please contact Sara at 573-651-5169 or at Find your potential as a new student on campus! Sessions begin September 1, 2016.

International Student Discussion Group

Worried that you're not fitting in? That no one understands your culture, traditions, or beliefs? With life in a different country, it can be difficult figuring out who you are - let's figure it out together! Come join the International Student Discussion Group to meet others who feel the same way. We will share learning experiences, resources, and support. No matter where you're from, you're welcome here! We meet every Tuesday from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Counselor Educational Training Clinic in Scully Room 318.

Mindful Eating and Body Image Group

You are invited to attend our student group which has been developed to support those who have challenges related to food and body image. Educational materials, assessments, peer support and fun activities are included. Topics covered may include:

  • Exploration into the essence of self
  • Forgiveness
  • Using Metaphor and Guided Imagery to know Oneself
  • Boundaries
  • Healing Shame
  • Body Image
  • Disordered Eating Behaviors

For more information please email or call 573.986.6191

Mindfulness Group

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Student Recreation Center - South
Come and explore a variety of mindfulness techniques designed to reduce stress and increase wellness:

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Meditation

Contact for more information.

Test Anxiety Discussion Group

Find the right support for test anxiety! This group meets every Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Scully Room 318. Please feel free to contact us at 573-651-5169 or

Sidelined: A Post-op and Injury Recovery Group

Athletes: After an injury, you may find yourself struggling to adjust or to make it back on the field. You may find yourself feeling mentally and physically broken or isolated. If you're on the sidelines and ready to make positive changes, we are here to help! Don't wait. Don't put it off. The time is now. Get back on your feet and join us! This group meets 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on every Wednesday, beginning September 21, in Scully Room 315. For more information, please call us at 573-651-5169 or e-mail us at


Dearmont B1 Wing (Eastern Side)
Counseling and Disability Services
One University Plaza, MS 2030
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

After Hours Services

Call the University Police Department at 651-2911 for emergency situations after hours, on weekends, or during session breaks. The University Police Department will contact the University's Crisis Response Team.