Academic Catalog

Counseling Center

EKU Campus

Whitlock Building 571
Phone: (859) 622-1303
Fax: (859) 622-1305

The University Counseling Center offers services designed to promote the success of students in achieving their academic, social and personal goals. The Counseling Center staff consists of licensed clinicians who provide counseling both individually and in groups. Counseling is offered on a time-limited basis. Referral is provided when the need for counseling services is beyond the role and scope of the Counseling Center. Psychiatric services are available on a limited basis for students receiving counseling in the Counseling Center when medication is indicated. Counseling relationships are considered confidential as delineated by the American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Ethics and, to the extent permitted by law, federal and Kentucky state laws.

Counseling Services

Counseling is viewed as another form of learning while in college. Typical college student concerns that may result in counseling are: adjustment to college, interpersonal conflicts, dealing with loss, test anxiety, time management, stress, academic pressures, anxiety, depression, motivation, making health decisions, traumatic experiences, eating concerns and choice of a major. Students can make appointments by calling (859) 622-1303 or dropping by the Counseling Center.

Rapid-Access Services

The EKU Counseling Center offers many services that are available on a drop-in basis, including: workshops, biofeedback, guided meditation, and drop-in groups. Be sure to check out our website: for the semester schedule of services.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

The EKU Counseling Center offers training in suicide prevention and only takes an hour! Participants learn: warning signs that someone might be considering suicide, how to have a caring conversation with someone about whom they are concerned, how to persuade that person to get help, and where to refer them for that assistance. Everyone can be a partner in suicide prevention.

Services for Faculty and Staff

The Counseling Center staff also provides consultation to the University community on referral and how to be most helpful to the distressed student. When a faculty member wishes to refer a student for immediate help, it is recommended that the faculty member call and speak with a staff member for consultation to discuss the appropriate action. A downloadable document called “The Decision Making Tree” offers step-by-step guidelines on how to respond to students in distress at the Counseling Center Web site at: