Services

 

Welcome to Crowder’s Counseling Center!

The Counseling Center offers a wide range of supportive services for all Crowder students, at all Crowder locations. The Center’s staff is committed to helping students navigate the transitions and challenges of college life, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, alcohol and/or drug use, relationship issues, and stress management. Individual and group counseling is available. The Center also serves as a valuable resource to faculty and staff by providing workshops and prevention information on a variety of mental-health and wellness topics.

Our services are confidential and free to all students. Counseling services are also available by telehealth, utilizing phone or Zoom.

You can reach us at 417-455-5609 or stop by our office located inside the Student Success Center on the Neosho campus. We are open 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Walk-in Hours are available 10:00am-11:00am Monday through Thursday. You do not need an appointment to be seen during this time.

To make an appointment online, click here.

For information about how Crowder College Counseling Center meets IACS Standards, see our current report.

IMPORTANT: If you or someone else is experiencing an emergency that requires immediate attention, please contact 911 or the Suicide and Crisis hotline at 988.

Groups

Joining a group of strangers may seem intimidating at first, but groups can be an excellent source of support and provide new perspectives. Along with finding that you are not alone, you can learn about how others from different backgrounds have handled similar problems. By sharing your experience, you might help others going through the same thing! The transition to college can be stressful, but support can make it easier. Groups are free for current Crowder students.

Below are groups offered by the Counseling Center. If you are interested in joining a group, please email us at counseling@crowder.edu so we can talk about whether the group will be a good fit for you.

Take a quick break from your busy day with us! Learn new ways to relax and unwind. Held from 12:30pm-12:50pm on Mondays, anyone is invited to drop in and take a few deep breaths with us. This group might be helpful for students that are feeling stressed out during the school day and need a quick ‘reset’.

This group invites students to express themselves through art exercises. Students can gain new insight into themselves and learn coping skills to use in day-to-day life. All skill levels are welcome (even stick figures!) This group might be helpful for students that struggle with anxiety, self-esteem, relationships and self-confidence.

This group offers students support for managing difficult family relationships. Students might have had to navigate complicated family dynamics, such as estrangement, or a caregiver with a mental illness or substance use problem. Students can share their experiences and offer support to one another while learning how to set healthy boundaries. This group might be helpful for people who struggle with self-esteem, current relationships, self-confidence and discomfort in social settings as a result of these experiences.

This group utilizes a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) designed to challenge the group and broaden their perspectives. Through the game, students will work on achieving personal goals like problem-solving, communication, building coping skills and conflict resolution skills. We have found that people learn and grow while they’re having fun. No previous gaming experience required. This group might be helpful for people dealing with depression, anxiety and autism.

Mind Matters Workshops will help you grow and learn by doing! These workshops offer quick, effective solutions and useful tools for common concerns like anxiety, relationships, and depression. We know your schedules are full – Each month will have a different topic, and we’ll meet for one-hour each week. These workshops are designed to help you learn new skills and gain insight. These workshops are helpful for people who want to learn ways to improve their mental health, but may not feel comfortable sharing personal information and would prefer a classroom-type environment.

Meet Amanda Hall, MS, LPC

Amanda Hall, counselor at Crowder College

My name is Amanda Hall, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience treating trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and helping people navigate difficult life-transitions. I am trained in several therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I use these approaches to help students develop ways to address their struggles and move toward their life goals.

I value providing a safe environment for people to explore their thoughts and feelings, and to explore the things that are important to them. I’m an LGBT-affirming counselor, and strive to help people of all backgrounds. In addition to seeing students in the Crowder College Counseling Center, I am a Mental Health First Aid instructor, and I serve on the Crowder Cares team, the Student Affairs Leadership Team, and the Safe Zone Committee. In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, watching scary movies, and baking cakes that look slightly better than the ones on Nailed It.

You can reach me at 417.455.5609counseling@crowder.edu or by stopping by the counseling office located inside the Student Success Center during Walk-In hours (10-11am Mon-Thurs).