At Southeast Missouri State University, it is our mission to provide mental health related services to our students, so they feel safe and prepared as they adjust to college life.  

Our counseling staff, licensed counselors, and social workers are experienced in responding to a variety of personal and social issues as well as crisis intervention. Referrals are made to appropriate psychiatric services or other specialists as needed. 

The Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility 

The Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility counseling sessions are provided by license counselors. All sessions are free and strictly confidential.  

Counseling Process 

Effective counseling is an active process that requires open and honest communication between client and counselor. Together, the client and counselor assess the client's concerns and make decisions for the most appropriate direction for support and/or change. 

Southeast offers educational resources to help broaden understanding and address issues that students may experience. Students have access to brochures, educational information, and videotapes about topics such as stress, procrastination, substance abuse, and more. The materials are available for personal use or for class presentations. 

Individual counseling is provided at no cost to students enrolled in the current semester. A $25 fee will be charged if a student does not show for an appointment or does not cancel 24-hours before the counseling appointment. A small fee may also be charged for testing services or group services. 

For crisis management, contact Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility at (573) 986-6191 or, or after hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (573) 651-2911. 

Make an Appointment 

At the Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility, we offer face-to-face and telehealth appointments.  

To make an appointment at Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility, students can call (573) 986-6191 or stop by Crisp Hall 201 to schedule an intake appointment.  

During that first appointment, the counselor and the client will discuss and clarify the client's counseling needs. 

Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of spring break and summer, in which our office will close at 4 p.m. Please be advised that our office will be closed anytime the University is closed. 


Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility (Center) keeps counseling records (electronic form) as regulated by the State of Missouri. Maintenance of records is in accordance with professional, legal, and ethical guidelines. Other than authorized Center staff, no one will have access to those records unless you release them in writing. They will not become part of your academic file. Even the fact that you have come to Center will not be divulged to anyone without your permission. This strict confidentiality applies in all situations except a situation in which you are assessed to be a danger to yourself or others, your records were subpoenaed, or reporting (e.g., abuse or neglect of a minor) was required by law. Even in these cases, you would be informed if possible, and no more information than necessary would be released. 

After Hours Crisis Services  

Call the University Police Department at (573) 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. 

The Counseling Clinic 

The Counseling Clinic counseling sessions are provided by master’s level practicum and internship students. All sessions are free and strictly confidential. Supervision is provided by a licensed faculty member to ensure the student is provided the best services possible. 

The Counseling Clinic, operated by the Department of Psychology & Counseling, allows students to make appointments at (573) 651-5169 or Zoom appointments and limited in-person appointments are also available at The Counseling Clinic. 

Zoom appointments are available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

After Hours DPS
(573) 651-2911
Crisp Hall 201-202
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 8220
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701