Counseling Services

We're here if you need to talk

College can be exciting, challenging and, at times, stressful and overwhelming. Personal counseling at Morningside provides students with an opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings with an objective person in a safe, confidential setting built on trust and mutual respect. Counseling can help you gain insight, knowledge and new skills so you are more able to manage your current struggles, as well as be more prepared to take on life's challenges as they arise in the future. All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to receive free counseling services. Students use the services of the personal counselor for various reasons. Here are some examples:

  • Relationship discord with roommates, friends, or family
  • Difficulty within a romantic relationship or a break-up
  • Stress and time management
  • Homesickness
  • Loss and grief
  • Lack of motivation or difficulty relaxing, concentrating or studying
  • Feelings of depression, loneliness, isolation and/or anxiety
  • Sexual identity concerns
  • Body image and eating issues
  • Substance use/abuse problems
  • Uncertainties about personal values and beliefs

Who is the personal counselor at Morningside?

Bobbi Meister is an independently licensed clinical social worker. She provides the following services: short-term individual and group counseling for personal issues; referrals to appropriate on- and off-campus agencies and services; consultation to students, faculty, staff and parents about mental health issues and concerns; crisis intervention; and educational outreach programming for the campus community.