Student Health & Wellness
Counseling Services

Office Location

1201 N 2nd Street, Atchison, KS
(across 2nd Street from McDonald Hall)

Hours: Mon-Fri from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Limited evening telehealth hours

Request Counseling


Counseling Staff

Mental health services are provided in-person at the Counseling Services office or via telehealth. To request counseling services, please fill out the following information or call 913-360-7621 to begin the request process.

Please refer to our Resources for Students page for helpful resources for many aspects of mental health.


We provide the following services:

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling provides the opportunity to gain more insight and new skills while overcoming personal challenges. The counseling process begins with a complete assessment interview and the development of a treatment plan. A brief therapy model is utilized, with most clients seeing a staff member for a total of three to six sessions. Each counseling session is 45 to 50 minutes. If clients have needs beyond the scope of the services offered, staff will provide referral options.

Conquer Group

For Benedictine College men who want freedom from pornography addiction.

  • The group meets Monday afternoons, location and time confidential
  • Led by Sam Meier, MA, LPC and Fr. Jay Kythe, OSB
  • A FOCUS missionary and several upperclassmen help with leadership
  • The group uses effective psychological, spiritual, and 12-step resources

For confidential info, text 913-214-6002 or

Campus Outreach

In order to help foster a campus life that promotes and enhances overall wellness, staff is available to provide presentations on a variety of topics to campus groups, residence halls and classes. If your group has a specific need or request for an educational program, contact Counseling Services to make arrangements for a group presentation. Examples of the outreach programs available include workshops on study skills enhancement, test anxiety, self-defense, date-rape prevention, stress reduction, substance abuse, family dynamics, suicide risk assessment, etc.


Counseling Services staff is available to provide consultation with students, parents, faculty and staff regarding specific situations and student life concerns. If you have concerns you are encouraged to contact Counseling Services staff at 913-360-7621. Through consultation, staff will assist you in your efforts to remedy the problem and/or prevent future problems from occurring.


If clients have needs beyond the scope of the services offered, staff will provide referral options. For students wanting to access local mental health services, we have arranged student rate options with local counseling centers. Please contact us for additional information.


Counseling staff members are professionally trained and licensed to practice independently in the State of Kansas.

Holly Black, MA, LMSW, Director of Counseling Services

Jennifer Cavin, MA, LCPC

Sam Meier, MA, LPC

Danielle Reeves, MA, LMFT

Maria Doyle, MA, LMFT

Meredith Miravalle, MA, LPC

Shannon Mize, Graduate Intern Therapist