SBU Counseling Services is working toward providing remote counseling services. Services only will be available for students currently living in Missouri due to licensure laws. Students currently seeing a therapist through SBU Counseling Services will receive an email to their SBU email address with information about scheduling sessions via telehealth.
The Sanvello app from Ask Listen Refer is available for free download to everyone during the COVID-19 crisis. (https://www.sanvello.com)
SBU wants you to grow as a mentally, physically and spiritually healthy individual. Free counseling services are offered to you to assist in that process.
SBU counseling services help by:
All SBU Counseling Services staff members are licensed mental health clinicians, as well as dedicated Christian professionals. Counseling services are free of charge to students, faculty, staff and families of faculty/staff. Students have priority if there is a waitlist.
Counseling appointments are typically scheduled between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, services are available at other times in order to best meet your needs.
The Counseling Consent Form may be downloaded online or you may pick one up from the Behavioral Sciences office. Send through campus mail to Dr. Debbie Walker or hand-deliver it to the behavioral sciences office.
After submitting the above form, you will be notified by email or phone of an appointment time. To expedite the process, you may email your schedule and contact information to Dr. Debbie Walker at dlwalker@SBUniv.edu.
You may visit or call the behavioral sciences office at (417) 328-1736 with any questions. In case of an emergency, call Safety and Security at (417) 328-8733.
SBU students, faculty and staff have access to the SBU Suicide Prevention Training Program, which was designed to help our campus community prevent suicide by teaching how to:
Southwest Baptist University values and prioritize the mental wellbeing of our students. Our current students have free access to the TalkCampus app, which provides 24/7 peer-to-peer mental health support.