Student Health & Wellness
Counseling Services

All mental health services will be provided through a telehealth counseling platform unless otherwise communicated by the therapist. To request counseling services, please fill out the Counseling Request Form.

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The Benedictine College Counseling Center utilizes the Stepped Care Model, in which we assess symptoms and needs, offering the most effective yet least resource intensive treatment to students first; only ‘stepping up’ to intensive or specialist services as clinically required. 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.

Group Therapy

Four groups per semester are offered to Benedictine College students. The groups meet weekly. The following small groups are offered for the Fall 2020 semester through a virtual platform:

  • Conquer Group - Confidential pornography/sexual integrity recovery group for male students. You’re not alone and there’s hope! Many students are part of this group, and there are several other meetings that have opened up too. Contact Sam Meier, LPC, or Fr. Jay Kythe for more information.
  • Live Free - Women’s pornography recovery group. Contact Jennifer Cavin, LPC, CSAT for further information.
  • College Life Hacks: Tools for Resiliency - This group is open to all and meets Mondays at 4:00 p.m. Each week will focus on a different topic regarding how to live your best life as a college student.
  • Ask a Therapist - A virtual opportunity to check in with a therapist, ask questions, and gain information. Meets Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.

Peer Mentoring

Our highly trained CARE student volunteers are able to provide emotional support for students experiencing various challenges in their lives.

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 the Counseling Center 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.


The Counseling Center 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 the Counseling Center 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.