COUNSELING & EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES PHYSICAL OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. OUR STAFF ARE MAINTAINING REGULAR HOURS VIA TELECOMMUTING AND WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICES VIA ZOOM.
You may schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments through our https://medconsult.kumc.edu, or call and leave a message. Please call us at 913-588-6580 and your call will be returned within one business day. All staff will be responding to emails and secure messages during normal business hours. If this is outside of regular business hours and/or an emergency, contact 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Psychological services are offered to KUMC students and residents within a confidential, inclusive atmosphere of safety and respect to assist individuals in addressing emotional and interpersonal issues that may be affecting their well-being. While there are not session limits, counseling is typically provided in a short-term, goal oriented format. A wide variety of concerns may be addressed in counseling, including:
- Managing stress
- Improving relationships
- Making transitions
- Successfully adapting to academic programs or other life situations
- Clarifying values
- Changing behavior patterns
- Dealing with feelings of depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, or anger.
Services offered include:
- Individual counseling
- Couples counseling
- Workshops and groups
- Crisis intervention
- 30 minute problem solving meetings
If additional services or resources are needed for adequate treatment, then appropriate, professional referrals will be provided
SOM-Wichita Students may receive individual counseling onsite in Wichita. Specifics on counseling services may be found on the SOM-W student intranet website. http://wichita.kumc.edu/education/school-of-medicine/kusm-w-student-life.html
SOM-Salina Students may receive individual counseling onsite in Salina at: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/salina/student-services-and-affairs/counseling-and-support-services.html
Telemental Health Service Disclaimer - We appreciate the opportunity to work with students and residents who are unable to meet face to face onsite for some psychological services. However, the initial meeting MUST be face to face onsite at the KUMC- Kansas City campus in Counseling & Educational Support Services. At the initial appointment, the provider will determine the appropriateness of video or telephone consultations for future sessions. Please know that telemental health services have limitations and are not appropriate to resolve all psychological concerns. If telemental health services are determined not to be appropriate, referrals to community resources will be provided.
We do not provide services to non-KUMC students and residents. Individuals who are not affiliated as students or residents may wish to consider contacting KUHS psychology department at http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/psychiatry-and-behavioral-sciences/faculty/clinical-psychologists.html.