University students normally encounter various stresses during their college experience. These may include coping with new academic demands, feelings of anxiety or depression, making and maintaining new friendships, and adjusting to changing relationships with parents and other family members. However, stress can become overwhelming and threaten your college experience and academic progress.

University Counseling Services (UCS) can help you resolve your personal concerns and manage your situation. Counseling can give you valuable feedback, a different perspective on your situation, and provide you with new ways of coping.

UCS offers a range of psychological and mental health counseling services for current students of Pittsburg State University. Services are provided in a supportive and confidential atmosphere. Sessions are offered to help students with a variety of problem areas such as:

  • Depression, anxiety
  • Family problems, communication skills
  • Relationships, self-esteem
  • Stress, substance misuse/abuse

Many problems can be addressed using a brief, solution-focused approach, often requiring only a few visits. Individual counseling sessions are usually from 25 to 50 minutes in length depending on the needs of the student.


University Counseling Services has contracted with the Crawford County Health Department to provide Pittsburg State University students with a dietitian to help support them with their dietary needs.  The dietitian offers nutritional services to students in a supportive and confidential atmosphere.  The dietitian will work individually with students to plan a program of nutritional services to meet their needs in compliance with state and licensing boards.  Individual sessions are usually from 25 to 50 minutes in length depending on the needs of the students.

Referral to Other Agencies

Students requiring longer-term counseling, psychiatric services, vocational counseling, academic advising, or academic/study-skills assistance are referred to other campus offices or community agencies for assistance as appropriate.

Agencies Include:

On Campus Resources:

Career Services
203 Horace Mann
Center for Student Accommodations
218 Russ Hall

Equal Opportunity    
218 Russ Hall

Financial Assistance
103 Horace Mann

Student Health Services
Bryant Student Health Center
1801 S. Broadway
University Housing
203 Horace Mann

University Police
Shirk Hall

Student Success Center
113 Axe Library

Legal Resource Center (Self-Help)

Off Campus Resources:

Via Christi Behavioral Health
200 E. Centennial Suite 13
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas
3011 N Michigan
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Crawford County Mental Health Center
911 E. Centennial
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Emergency Services
Via Christi Hospital
620-232-0123 or 911

CCMHC Save Line
620-232-SAVE (7283)