Counseling Center – About Us

What does the Counseling Center do?

Services available at Maryville include individual and group counseling, educational workshops, and referrals to outside psychiatric and mental health resources.

Our Mission

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.

Maryville students ALWAYS have access to counseling support.

Students who need to talk to a counselor immediately may call the Maryville University Counseling Center Support Line ANYTIME, 24/7 to speak with a member of the Counseling Center support team at 314-529-6630.

Ongoing Services

  • Recovery Group: for Maryville students in recovery from alcoholism/addiction. For more information, contact Verne Wilson at 314.529.9556 or vwilson2@maryville.edu.
  • Survivors Circle: all Maryville students who identify as survivors of sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence, or harassment are invited to participate in Survivors Circle. Survivors Circle is a weekly confidential support group. Participants will be able to connect with other survivors, discuss healing and coping, and advocate for an end to sexual and gender-based violence. For more information, please contact Caitlin Layer-Gaskell, MSW, LCSW, CCTP: clayergaskell@maryville.edu.