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Counseling Services

All ESU students have access to counseling services

Counseling Portal/Appointment Scheduling

COVID-19 preventative measures

Due to COVID-19 preventative measures (see this page for details), Student Counseling Services are being offered virtual through HIPAA-compliant Zoom.


8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

How to schedule

Phone: 620-341-5222; Patient Portal — a tile on Hornet365 online; in-person: walk up to the front desk, 250 Morse Hall Southeast.

We are still here for you, Hornets! Be sure to stay safe and practice social distancing!

Mental Health resources available to ESU Students:

Student Wellness Center Counseling Services is providing counseling for ESU Students via Zoom for Healthcare. Please call 620-341-5222 to schedule a time to talk with a counselor.

All ESU students have been enrolled in the Counseling Center Resource course in Canvas. ESU Students can navigate to the Counseling Center Resource tile on your dashboard in Canvas to access the course. The course connects you to apps to manage stress, ideas for positive coping skills during times of uncertainty, and student resources available during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Counseling Center resource page also houses our group workshops and hosts groups for Biofeedback, Art Therapy, LGBTQ+ support, and Connection.

Students can take a stress and depression questionnaire and dialogue with a counselor anonymously at

Please remember that E-mail is not a secure method of communication. If you have a personal concern, or need to include health information, please call 620-341-5222.

Counseling Center Directory

Meet who you'll see when you come to the Counseling Center

Will I have privacy?

Learn about our privacy practices

Self Help

Resources for self-guided help

Alcohol + Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Learn about alcohol + drug abuse prevention

Biofeedback Program

The Biofeedback Center teaches students many techniques for stress management


Information on the Healthy Relationship & Interpersonal Violence Education (THRIVE) program

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Counseling?

Individual counseling helps you to clarify your concerns, gain insight into yourself and others, and learn ways to most effectively cope and/or resolve problems. During your first meetings, a counselor will be attempting to gain an understanding of you and your concerns. Then together, you will set goals for what you would like to accomplish. As counseling progresses, your goals evolve and change.

How Do I Know If I Need Counseling?

Counseling makes sense when you are having trouble coping with a stressful situation or solving a personal problem. It offers emotional support, new perspectives and help considering possible solutions. So if you are in a lot of distress, feel overwhelmed by a problem, or feel that you keep repeating the same mistakes, then you might consider seeking counseling.

We invite you to explore the College Response online screening for mental health the Stress and Depression Questionnaire. This free screening is available to all ESU students and is taken anonymously. The screening is provided so that you may find out, in a few minutes, whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. The screening specifically addresses depression, anxiety, eating disorders and alcohol abuse. Go to the following link for this option:

More specifically, we see students with the following concerns:

● psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or eating disorders

● broader personal issues such as self-esteem, communication problems, relationship issues, sexual orientation or family conflict

● crisis situations such as suicidal thoughts, date rape, or the death of someone close.

Counseling may be of help to you if you....

● feel as if you have no direction in life

● are constantly picking what seems to be the "wrong" friends

● have something you have never told anybody but feel like you should

● study and do your homework but still get unsatisfactory results

● received all A's and B's in high school and now you are in academic probation

● can't decide on a major

● feel stressed out or anxious

● drink heavily or are using drugs

● feel like you can't go on

● think that things always go wrong for you

● feel stressed about being away from home

● eat too much or too little

● have questions about your sexuality

● have difficulty making friends

Are There Fees?

Five sessions per semester are included in ESU student fees. Sessions over the 5 allocated per semester, have a $5 fee that can be sent to student accounts or paid in cash. Some fees may apply for specific services through the ADAP. We do charge a $10 "no show" fee if you miss your scheduled appointment and do not contact us in advance.

Emporia State University Counseling Service Crisis Availability

Regular Hours

Student Wellness Counseling Services are available to assist in mental health-related crises. On weekdays between 8-5 p.m. contact Emporia State University Counseling Service at (620) 341-5222 to request a meeting with a counselor to discuss urgent situations.

After Hours

Please contact Emporia State University Police and Safety at (620) 341-5337 or 911 for emergencies. You may also contact Crosswinds Counseling and Wellness at 800-279-3645 for after-hours emergencies.

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Contact us

Student Wellness Center
250 SE Morse Hall
1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4008
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: (620) 341-5222
Refill request line: 620-341-5867
Fax: (620) 341-5045