Personal Counseling

On-campus counseling services are unavailable during the summer break and summer session at KCAI. Counseling services on campus will be available to students after school resumes Aug. 25, 2014.

For emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

For referral needs and counseling inquiries over the summer break and summer session, please contact Gina Golba, dean of student affairs, at 816-802-3397 or via email at ggolba@kcai.edu. If you are unable to reach Gina during business hours, Joe Timson, assistant dean of students, at 816-802-3419 or jtimson@kcai.edu. After hours and on weekends, you can contact security at 816-931-6666, and security can contact Gina Golba or Joe Timson.
 
Also, for additional local resources, please review the information listed below; multiple referral sources are included at the bottom of this page.

Overview of personal counseling services

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:

  • Transitioning to KCAI from high school
  • Transferring to KCAI from a different college, junior college or art school
  • Adjusting to life at art school as a non-traditional student
  • Homesickness
  • Eating concerns/body image
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual orientation/gender Identity
  • Suicide prevention and warning signs
  • Time management concerns
  • Self-esteem
  • Surviving a difficult critique with your self-esteem intact
  • Just having a difficult time

For more information, contact:

Gina Golba
Dean of student affairs
816-802-3397
ggolba@kcai.edu

Scheduling information

Counseling services and referrals for counseling are coordinated by Gina Golba, dean of student affairs. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a counselor at KCAI, or if you have questions about on- or off-campus counseling or medical needs, you can reach Gina at 816-802-3397 or ggolba@kcai.edu.

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.

Additional information

Kansas City CARE Clinic - Midtown location

3515 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-777-2722

Kansas City CARE Clinic - Prospect 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

615 E. 52nd St.
816-235-2725
 
CCAS provides reduced fee counseling and neuropsychological testing/assessment.
 

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
816-753-5144

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

Research Mental Health Services

816-235-8162 (Intake Coordinator) or 816-444-8161 (Research Psychiatric Center)
2316 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132

Shawnee Mission Medical Center

913-676-2530
9100 W. 74th St.
Kansas City, KS 66204

KU Med

913-588-5000
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

Two Rivers

1-800-225-8577 or 816-382-6300
5121 Raytown Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64133

Center for Behavioral Medicine

816-512-7000
100 E. 24th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Truman Medical Center ER - Behavioral Health

816-404-3800
100 E. 24th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

St. Luke's Hospital Emergency

816-932-2000 or 816-932-2171

MOCSA – Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault

24-hour Crisis Line:
Missouri: 816-531-0233
Kansas: 913-642-0233
www.mocsa.org
 

Love is Respect

www.loveisrespect.org

Other Resources

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

http://www.ulifeline.org/

The Jed Foundation – Preventing Suicide on college campuses

https://www.jedfoundation.org/

LGBT Community Center of Kansas City – For LGBT individuals and allies

http://www.lgcckc.org/

UMKC’s LGBT office – For LGBT activities and resources

http://www.umkc.edu/lgbt/

The LGBT Affirmative Therapists Guild of Greater Kansas City

http://lgbtguild.com/

Local AA/NA groups and resources

http://www.kc-aa.org/
www.aa.org/

Drug rehabilitation resources and locations

http://www.drugrehablocator.com/

Additional online help:

helpguide.org

The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection:
http://www.dr-bob.org/vpc/virtulets.html
 


Gina Golba
Dean of student affairs
Mineral Hall
816-802-3397
ggolba@kcai.edu

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