Counseling Services

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Counseling Services

Coronavirus Outbreak Response

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. (

About SBU Counseling

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:

  • Providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which you can talk through thoughts, feelings, stresses, relationships, or other issues
  • Promoting self-awareness, helping you see your strengths and weaknesses
  • Encouraging changes where needed and teaching effective coping strategies

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.

Schedule an appointment

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.

1) complete the Counseling Consent Form

The Counseling Consent Form may be downloaded online or you may pick one up from the Behavioral Sciences office. Send through campus mail to or hand-deliver it to the behavioral sciences office.

Counseling Consent Form

2) Confirm appointment Time

After submitting the above form, you will be notified by email or phone of an appointment time. 

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.

Suicide Prevention Training Program

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:

  • Identify people at risk for suicide
  • Recognize the risk factors, protective factors and warning signs of suicide
  • Respond to and get help for people at risk


TalkCampus App

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.

Download the TalkCampus app