College is an exciting time of learning and growth … but the academic pressures and a busy social pace can cause intermittent periods of stress for students. Our personal counseling staff is here to help ensure a positive college experience and encourage personal growth throughout your time at Maryville.
What Does the Office of Personal Counseling Do?
Services available at Maryville include individual and group counseling, educational workshops, and referrals to outside psychiatric and mental health resources.
Our mission is to actively promote and facilitate the personal growth and well-being of Maryville students through psychosocial support, education, and intervention in a safe and confidential environment.
- On-line Assistance
- Upcoming Events
- Meet the Staff
- Health Services
What Do People Talk About In Counseling?
Potential topics of discussion include (but are not limited to):
- adjustment to college life
- test anxiety or stress about school
- relationship concerns
- cultural discomfort
- eating disturbances
- alcohol and/or drug use
- academic struggles
- lack of motivation or energy
- low self esteem
- personality assessment
- the stresses of daily life
What to Expect During Your First Counseling Appointment:
For your first appointment with the Office of Personal Counseling, please arrive approximately 10 minutes early in order to complete some paperwork. During this appointment, you will have a chance to talk about concerns that brought you to counseling. Together, you and your counselor will discuss what you hope to gain or accomplish and then decide the best course of action.
How Much Does It Cost?
Maryville University offers free, short-term, confidential counseling to all Maryville students.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, the Office of Personal Counseling is available to help. Appointments for counseling can be made at the office or by calling the office at 314.529.9556 during regular business hours. Students presenting in emergency circumstances during office hours will be seen by staff to provide a timely response and assistance. For emergencies during non-business hours (some evenings and weekends), contact the Office of Public Safety at 314.529.9500 or the Police at 911. A counselor is on-call at all times and the Office of Public Safety will contact that counselor when needed.
How Do I Contact the Office of Personal Counseling?
The Office of Personal Counseling is located in the University Library.
To schedule an appointment, call 314.529.9556 or stop by the office.
- Mondays 8:30am-8pm
- Tuesdays 8:30am-7pm
- Wednesdays-Fridays 8:30am-5pm
- Walk-in Hours:
Mondays and Thursdays: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Feel free to stop by for a chat or say Hello!