Counseling Center

The life of a college student is not always easy. Sometimes students feel overwhelmed with concerns about academics, family, relationships and career planning. When this happens, the student may cope with these feelings in different ways - some are healthy responses and some are not. A counselor can help the student to develop a style of coping that is unique to that individual and one that can result in a positive outcome for the student.

Our counseling staff makes confidentiality a primary concern. Students' contact with counseling services will not be discussed with anyone, unless the student provides written permission for us to do so.

The CMU Counseling Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student and Community Center, room 206.
Office number: 660-248-6274 (ext. 58274) or 660-248-6291 (ext. 58291)


Leanna Thomson,
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

David Fortel,
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


National Suicide Hotline – 800-273-TALK or 800-273-8255

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) – a treatment referral routing service – free information for the public, 800-622-4357

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault - 800-548-2480, includes information on Shelters in mid-Missouri.

Addiction Services - 24 hour Alcohol and Drug Referral Network 866-845-8975

Aids/HIV Services of Central Missouri - 800-785-2437

Ask Listen Refer - Educational resource for suicide prevention.

NA 24-hour help-line – 573-634-5123