University Counseling Services
We Are Here to Help
The licensed mental health professionals in the Counseling Center are available to provide a variety of counseling services for Murray State students, including individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. The Counseling Center is open 8:00 - 4:30 Monday through Friday whenever the university is open. We have a counselor on call 8:00 - 3:00 daily during the academic year (11:00 - 3:00 during the summer) to help with emergency situations. All services are free of charge.
In emergency situations after hours or on weekends or holidays, please call Murray State Police at 270-809-2222 or 911.
The following outside resources are also available for immediate assistance when the Counseling Center is closed:
- Regional Crisis Line: 800-592-3980
- National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: 741-741
- Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center: 800-928-7273
- Adjusting to new situations
- Managing stress
- Anxiety, fear, nervousness
- Poor anger control
- Eating and body image issues
- Relationship issues
- Social issues
- Family problems
- Asperger’s Disorder
- Crisis intervention
- Suicidal thoughts
- Trauma recovery, as in situations of rape or abuse
- Diversity and cultural issues
- LGBT concerns
- Self-awareness and self-care
- Public Speaking Anxiety Management
Your discussions with your counselor and any paperwork you complete are treated confidentially by the Center. Your records are NOT part of your academic or administrative records. If you would like us to share any information with another person or agency, you must sign a written release permitting us to do so. No information will be transmitted to any other individual or agency without the express permission of the client, except as required by law.
All staff members in the Counseling Center adhere to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Limitations Regarding Our Services
The Counseling Center does not perform court-ordered or court-mandated counseling or assessment. We also do not provide primary substance-abuse treatment.
The Counseling Center does not provide prescription services. We will refer students who may require a medical evaluation for prescription medications used in the treatment of mental illness to Health Services or appropriate local medical providers. Students are responsible for ascertaining whether their health insurance plans cover these prescription services.
Concerns About Other Individuals
Services for Faculty and Staff
The mission of the Counseling Center is for specially trained and licensed mental health counselors to provide services that enhance the growth and development of all our students. Through counseling, consultation, education, and advocacy, the Counseling Center aims to assist the entire campus community in the development of a mental health environment that is conducive to the retention and graduation of all students.