Counseling Services

Columbia College: Counseling Services

What we can do to help

Assessment and counseling
We provide professional short-term solution-focused assessment and counseling. Our services are confidential and free of charge.

Consultation services
Are you worried about a friend? We provide information and education about mental health issues and what you can do to help.

Outreach and education
Educational groups are available throughout the year on topics including healthy relationships, time and stress management, conflict resolution and parenting.

What you can gain from counseling

  • Prevent small problems from becoming large problems
  • Identify thinking and behavioral patterns that influence your mood
  • Learn problem-solving and goal-setting skills
  • Manage time and stress more effectively
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Experience improvement in your mood
  • Understand how developing healthy habits can improve academic success

 How to contact us

  • Located in Student Affairs on the 2nd floor of the Atkins-Holman Student Commons.
  • Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • To make an appointment, call (573) 875-7423. Leave your name and a contact number on our confidential voicemail. Calls are generally returned on or before the following business day.

After business hours

If you or someone you know has an urgent need to speak to someone and it is outside normal business hours, the following crisis lines are available 24 hours a day:

Burrell Behavioral Health Crisis Line: (800) 395-2132
Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Not sure you need to call us?

For more information, check out these links:

halfofus.com – For real story videos of college students and information on veterans adjusting to life on campus, athletes balancing academics and athletics, the impact of technology on emotional health, recovery from substance abuse and more.

ulifeline.org – For private self-evaluation tools to learn about depression, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use and thoughts of suicide.

rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov- For information about alcohol and your health, what counts as a drink, risks, strategies for cutting down and support for quitting.

Other Resources

Veterans Crisis Line

The Trever Project  

ask listen refer

How to help - Suicide Prevention

 half of us

Videos: Our Stories

u lifeline

Get the Facts/Anonymous Self-evaluator

Disaster Distress Helpline