COVID-19 Information

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In addition to phone and email appointments, the option for Teleconsult services (via Zoom, Skype or VSee) will be offered on a limited basis and by appointment only. For crisis management, contact Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility at (573) 986-6191 or, or after hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (573) 651-2911. 

Zoom appointments and limited in-person appointments are also available at The Counseling Clinic. You may reach them by calling  (573) 651-5169 or emailing

While Southeast is not endorsing any particular company, students are also encouraged to explore services offered by Sanvello ( and other companies for assistance during this time.

Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of Spring Break and Summer, in which our office will close at 4:00 p.m. Please be advised that our office will be closed anytime the University is closed.

The counseling staff, licensed counselors and social workers, are experienced in responding to a variety of personal and social issues as well as crisis intervention. Referrals are made to appropriate psychiatric services or other specialists as needed.

Counseling Process

Effective counseling is an active process that requires open and honest communication between client and counselor. Together, the client and counselor assess the client's concerns and make decisions for the most appropriate direction for support and/or change.

Counseling Services Information for Parents

Educational Resources

Brochures, educational information, and video tapes that address the problems students may experience are also available at Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility. Examples of various topics include: Stress, Eating Disorders, AIDS, Procrastination, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Acquaintance Rape, and Sexuality. The materials are available for personal use or for class presentations.


Individual counseling is provided at no cost to students enrolled in the current semester. A $25 fee will be charged if a student does not show for an appointment or does not cancel 24 hours before the counseling appointment. A small fee may also be charged for testing services or group services.


Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility:

To make an appointment at Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility, students can call 573-986-6191 or stop by the CDS ofice in Crisp Hall 201 to schedule an intake appointment. During that first appointment, the counselor and the client will discuss and clarify the client's counseling needs.

The Counseling Clinic:

Another resource available on campus is The Counseling Clinic, operated by Psychology & Counseling:  Students may make appointments by calling (573) 651-5169 or emailing . Zoom appointments are available Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. A limited amount of in-person appointments are available as well. These extended hours are very helpful for those students with a very busy schedule who cannot attend a session during normal business hours.

They also have Zoom appointments available at the River Campus, Art Resource Center Room RCS 102:  Tuesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Thursday: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm. This location also provides a limited amount of in-person appointments. 

The Counseling Clinic counseling sessions are provided by masters level practicum and internship students. All sessions are free and strictly confidential. Supervision is provided by a licensed faculty member to ensure the student is provided the best services possible.

Personal and Social Issues

Issues addressed at the CDS may include some of the following concerns:

  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Stress, Depression, Anxiety
  • Decision Making
  • Loss
  • Life Changes/Transitions

Mental Health Links

Active Minds
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Creative Growth
Crisis Textline
Find a Mental Health Provider
Mental Health Resources
The JED Foundation Suicide Prevention Resource
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
ULifeline Mental Health Resource
Veterans Mental Health Resources


Phone: 573.986.6191
Fax: 573.986.6031
Crisp Hall 201-202

Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility
One University Plaza, MS 8220
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

After Hours Services

Call the University Police Department at 651-2911 for emergency situations after hours, on weekends, or during session breaks. The University Police Department will contact the University's Crisis Response Team.