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Get to Know your Strengths!

With StrengthsQuest, participants can:

  • discover their greatest natural talents
  • improve their grades and increase their learning by making the most of their talents
  • strategically determine a rewarding career path based on who they are as uniquely talented individuals
  • maximize their potential for strengths by building on their talents rather than focusing on their weaknesses
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Student Information




Eligibility Requirements

Any student currently enrolled at Pittsburg State University is eligible for services at University Counseling Services (UCS). Student Spouse Coverage after paying an eligibility fee. Services are not available to other dependents.

SUMMER SERVICE: Students who were enrolled for the spring semester, not attending in the summer session, but pre-enrolled for the fall semester, are eligible for UCS with payment of the summer student health fee.

A valid PSU identification card may be required to access services at UCS.


Appointments & Fees


What to Expect My First Visit?

During the first session, you and your therapist will work together to clarify your concerns and goals. At UCS, students are encouraged to actively participate in determining the services that may be most helpful to accomplish their goals. Based on the information gathered in the first visit, you and your therapist will determine the services or resources that will best serve your needs. Therapists at UCS will answer questions that you may have. The staff at UCS is composed of psychologists, mental health counselors, and graduate students.


Student health information is confidential and jointly maintained by University Counseling Services (UCS) and Student Health Services (SHC) electronically. Student health information is accessible and exchanged between UCS and SHS for the purpose of coordinating care. PSU does not release private health information about a student without that student’s written permission, except in the case of imminent danger to themselves or others, child/dependent abuse, court order, or where otherwise required by law. Notations of counseling services are not part of a student’s academic record at PSU.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Psychological Testing

Psychological testing can be helpful in better understanding a person’s problem areas, as well as identifying strengths to cope with your current situation. Your therapist will discuss the benefits and costs of psychological testing if it is likely to be helpful in your situation.

Student Health Insurance

Students who are not already covered by accident and hospitalization insurance are encouraged to purchase the optional group student health insurance which is a state-approved plan designed for all Regents' Schools in Kansas, Student Resources, a division of UnitedHealthcare. This insurance policy also provides coverage options for spouses and dependents of students. The insurance may be purchased during the enrollment of each semester or at any time during the year. To obtain a brochure, or ask questions, contact Student Resources, at 1-800-767-0700 directly, or call the Student Health Center at (620) 235-4452.


StrengthsQuest is a revolutionary student engagement program from the Gallup Organization that helps students focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. The program encourages students’ awareness of their personal strengths potential, helps students approach all aspects of their achievement from a strengths-based perspective, and enables students to create actionable, strategic plans that use their greatest talents to build strengths.

StrengthsQuest includes the Clifton StrengthsFinder, which is an online assessment tool that reveals student’s five greatest areas of talent, as well as a web site with interactive features such as action plans, discussion boards, and more.  A nominal fee is charged for the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment.

To find out more information about StrengthsQuest or to schedule an appointment to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder call 620-235-4452.