KCAI has contracted psychotherapists and supervised counseling interns on-campus during the academic year. Counselors meet with students weekly for a variety of presenting concerns.
Students may be concerned about:
Just having a difficult time
For more information, contact:
Dean of students
On-campus counseling services at KCAI are coordinated by Gina Golba, dean of students. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a counselor on campus, please contact Brittany Lane, office assistant, in Mineral Hall, at email@example.com or 816-802-3354. If you have questions about referrals for medications, you may also contact Dr. Bambi Burgard, licensed psychologist and vice president for academic affairs, at 816-802-3455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal counseling appointments are open to students during the academic year and are limited by availability. If a counselor is not available, Gina Golba will assist the student by identifying outside resources and/or providing referral information for local mental health care providers.
After hours, Gina Golba can be reached through KCAI security at 816-931-6666. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Students who do not have any insurance other than KCAI’s Student Assurance plan can access free mental health services through the Kansas City Free Health Clinic. The clinic offers free counseling to individuals who do not have insurance, and clients are eligible for free medication through the clinic if they are in ongoing counseling with one of their providers. To schedule a visit, contact Pat Larson at 816-777-2722. She will schedule an intake session and assign you to a counselor. There are two clinic locations, the closer of which is the Midtown Clinic:
Kansas City Free Health Clinic, Midtown location
Kansas City, MO 64111
Kansas City Free Health Clinic, Eastside location
5119 E. 24th Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
UMKC Community Counseling and Assessment Center (Fees are determined on a sliding scale basis)
UMKC – School of Education
52nd and Holmes
For recommendations about additional off-campus counseling options, contact Gina Golba, who can provide a list of private practitioners who have worked with KCAI students.
Kansas City Free Health Clinic – For a medical/physical health appointment
3515 Broadway, Ste # 100
Kansas City, MO 64111
If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the crisis hotline (see below), call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
24-hour suicide/crisis line: 1-800-273-TALK
Local resources if you are having thoughts of suicide and need to go to the hospital
816-235-8162 (Intake Coordinator) or 816-444-8161 (Research Psychiatric Center)
2316 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
9100 W. 74th St.
Kansas City, KS 66204
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
1-800-225-8577 or 816-382-6300
5121 Raytown Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64133
100 E. 24th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-932-2000 or 816-932-2171
(8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday)
If you are concerned about someone and would like to access online information, visit http://ccvillage.buffalo.edu/vpc.html (click on the link “For Concerned Others”).
The ULine – For mental health on college campuses
The Jed Foundation – Preventing Suicide on college campuses
LGBT Community Center of Kansas City – For LGBT individuals and allies
UMKC’s LGBT office – For LGBT activities and resources
The LGBT Affirmative Therapists Guild of Greater Kansas City
Local AA/NA groups and resources
Drug rehabilitation resources and locations
Additional online help
Dean of students
Faculty and staff who are interested in accessing the Employee Assistance Program to learn about the services offered, visit www.ndbh.com or call 913-982-8398 or 800-624-5544. To obtain the online login code for KCAI faculty and staff contact the EAP directly.
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