We believe that the mental health of our students is just as important as physical health and is important to their success here at Morningside. Since college can be challenging, stressful, overwhelming, and full of change, it is common to encounter issues that interfere with your wellbeing and performance. We offer personal counseling services to those that wish to speak with a counselor.
Located in the lower level of Olsen Student Center, all counseling is offered in a safe, confidential setting with an objective person whose goal is to listen and advise. If emergent, there are also resources available within the community to students who need it. All students currently enrolled in 9 or more credit hours are eligible for personal counseling during the academic year. Those enrolled in less than 9 hours are eligible for a one-time counseling session.
What services does Personal Counseling offer?
- Short-term individual and group counseling for personal issues
- Referrals to appropriate on- and off-campus services
- Consultations for students, staff, faculty, and parents about mental health issues and concerns
- Crisis intervention
Students can come to counseling to discuss:
- Relationship discord with roommates, friends, family, etc.
- Romantic relationships or break-ups
- Stress and time management
- Loss and grief
- Feelings of depression, loneliness, isolation, and anxiety
- Sexual identity concerns, and many other issues
Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm and by appointment
Our Counseling Staff Includes:
Bobbi Meister, LISW, an independently licensed clinical social worker. She has been working as a mental health clinician in the Siouxland area since 2004 and our Morningside team in the spring of 2013.