Counseling Center

While your college experience can be an exciting time of change and new opportunities, the demands aren't always easy. Central Methodist University's Counseling Center is a safe and confidential place where you can go for support. We have Master’s level interns who are supervised by a licensed professional counselor; together we will help you work through any issues, at no cost to you.

Our hours are Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Setting Up An Appointment

Please send an email to, or fill out the Appointment Inquiry form at the bottom of this page. You can also stop by our office, Room 206 of the Inman Student and Community Center, or call 660-248-6274 to schedule an appointment. At your first appointment, you will be asked to fill out paperwork, then you and your counselor/counselor-in-training will discuss your concerns and go over relevant background information. Our goal is to help give you the tools and support you need to have a positive college experience.

Services Offered

  • Individual Therapy
    Individual therapy is a one-on-one meeting with a mental health professional. These meetings are a time for you to address your concerns and learn skills and techniques you can use to grow in your ability to manage real life situations.
  • Couples Therapy
    You and your partner can work together with the counselor to identify obstacles and then learn skills and communication techniques that can be used to overcome the obstacles in order to have a healthy relationship.
  • Group Therapy
    Some issues can be effectively addressed in a group setting. You will interact with other individuals who are working on a similar issue. Meetings are typically once per week and can have a set number of occurrences.
  • Programming
    The Counseling Center staff is available to present information on a variety of mental health topics. We can conduct programs and workshops to university classes, organizations, or groups.
  • Consultation
    Our counselors are available to consult with CMU students, faculty, and/or staff on any concerns.

Meet the Counselor

Katie WooldridgeKatie Wooldridge, M.Ed., LPC

I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Human Services from Columbia College in 2009. I then went on to Stephen’s College for my Master’s of Education in Counseling. I worked in adult mental health with New Horizons Community Support Services for 11 years. I’ve had my own private practice in Boonville, MO since 2012. Coming to CMU in the Fall of 2020 allowed us to expand our counseling center in order to serve more students. We are now able to utilize CMU’s Master of Clinical Counseling interns to provide additional counseling services to our student population.


Local resources are also available upon request at the Counseling Center.

Appointment Inquiry Form