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Counseling Center

The MSU Counseling Center provides a safe place for individuals to talk with a professional about problems which might interfere with personal growth and academic achievement. Through individual counseling, students can learn to express themselves more fully, work toward greater self-understanding, and experience themselves as happier and more productive people.

All registered students are eligible for free counseling services at the MSU Counseling Center. The following services are available:
  • Mental health counseling, including emergency and crisis options.
  • Counseling and psychotherapy for problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, identity issues, ADHD behavioral strategies, and other mental health disorders.
  • Consultation and outreach: Our mental health counselors have special expertise in the realm of emotional/psychological issues, human relationships and substance abuse. This expertise is available and shared with the total university community by request through consultations, in-service training, educational programming, and class presentations on personal, social, and psychological topics. Requests for presentations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Tips for faculty and staff

Crisis Situations

For any immediate life-threatening situation, such as a suicide attempt or an alcohol/drug overdose, call 911 (or the MSU Police at 783-2035) or proceed immediately to the St. Claire HealthCare Emergency Room located on Route 32 in Morehead (phone: 606-783-6500).

On-Call Emergency or Crisis Services

Because the Counseling Center is not open after hours, on weekends, holidays or at night, students in need of crisis services may call the following for assistance:
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis TEXT Line (FREE, confidential support): Text "Go" or "Start" to 741-741
  • Pathways Community Crisis Hotline: 606-324-1141 or 1-800-562-8909
  • St. Claire HealthCare: 606-783-6661 (Behavioral Health Services) or 606-783-6500
  • MSU Police: 606-783-2035 or 911 (from on-campus phone) or via the LiveSafe App

Location and Hours

Offices are located at 112 Allie Young Hall.
Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (except when MSU administrative offices are closed). We are closed daily for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.
Phone: 606-783-2055
Fax: 606-783-9106


Schedule an Appointment

Please call the clinic at 606-783-2055 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. We are closed daily for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. Once an appointment is scheduled, you must log into your online patient portal to complete the necessary forms prior to your appointment. Forms must be completed prior to your appointment. If you are in an emergency/crisis, do not hesitate to walk-in to the clinic. Emergency/crisis appointments will be given priority over scheduled appointments.

To manage or cancel an existing appointment, please log into your online patient portal or call the clinic to speak with a Counseling and Health Services representative.

Confidentiality of Records

MSU Counseling Center records are strictly confidential and are not released to anyone without the student's knowledge and signed authorization (except as mandated by law). These records are kept separate from other university records.