Welcome Note From Dr. Elisabeth Sundermeier, Campus Psychologist and Coordinator of Counseling
Thank you for your interest in KCAI Counseling Services. We are a multi-layered service, with some resources on campus and some resources off campus. It is our belief that help comes in many forms, but it always exists. (So do not give up hope!) Help comes most effectively when you combine factors of availability (what kind of help is possible), advisability (what kind of help experts recommend), and personal preference (what kind of help you want). That is why we provide the following layers of service.
Here on the KCAI campus, we offer weekly, ongoing individual counseling for 35-45 students per week. We are staffed by one licensed doctoral level psychologist and several staff members who have a masters degree in psychology or higher.
Our services are so popular that we often have overflow needs. So we are proud to be one of the few local college counseling services that also offers students free off-campus options when their schedule does not fit the counseling service hours. We partner with New Directions Behavioral Health, a referral service that offers students FREE access to 6 sessions (sometimes more) with a participating mental health provider. All New Directions Providers have a minimum of 5 years professional experience, making it a solid equivalent service to that provided on-campus. Click here to access the Well Connect, New Directions web page. Use School Code KCART to log in.
1-800-448-3000...National Hotline Through Boys Town 24 hours
1-800-273-TALK...LifeLine 24 hours
Recommended Mental Health Emergency Room:
Truman Medical Center ER
Kansas City, MO 64108