Counseling Center

The Missouri Valley College Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the college by providing services and programs designed to help students maintain their emotional well-being in order to achieve their educational success. Our mission is inspired by the values of the compassion, diversity, social responsibility, integrity, and accountability of individual students while also focusing on the milieu of the entire campus community.

Services Provided

There are many concerns that may lead you to seek counseling services, and we are here to help. Some common reasons people come to see us include:

  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustments to college life
  • Substance use
  • Loneliness
  • Self-defeating behaviors
  • Personal or family crisis
  • Understanding one’s sexual identity
  • Academic concerns

Office Hours

The MVC Counseling Center is open during the spring and fall semesters.

Monday–Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Earlier or later hours available by appointment.)

Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When the counseling center is closed, students should contact Missouri Valley College Public Safety at (660) 831-0111 or 911 for emergencies.

Counseling Resources & Self Help

General – Depression, Anxiety, Mood

Mental Health America
Free online mental health screenings

Student Mental Health
Guide to Identify Disorders and Promoting Wellness

Half of Us: College Student Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health

Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis Text Line
24/7 Emotional Support

Substance Use


National Institute on Drug Abuse


The Trevor Project

It Gets Better Project

Being Gay is OK

Eating and Body Life Alliance

Eating for Life Alliance


National Students of Actively Moving Forward


National Sleep Foundation

Counseling Center Staff

Katie Kirby MA, LPC, NCC
Campus Counselor
Teresa Ceselski MS, LPC
Director of Student Health Counseling