University Counseling Services (From K-State Catalog)


Second Floor, Lafene Health Center (532-6927)

University Counseling Services is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Emergencies from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays are handled through the Lafene Health Center (532-6544). Professional counselors, psychologists, and a psychiatrist are available to assist K-State students.

Individual, couple, and/or group counseling is offered for people wishing to discuss academic, career, or personal concerns. Psychological testing may be used as an adjunct to career or personal counseling. Counseling is a confidential service. Anything you say to a counselor, the fact that you used this service, or test results will not be disclosed to other persons or agencies within our outside the university, within ethical limitations. No information about counseling goes on your academic record.

University Counseling Services is funded in part by the student health fee. Students receive up to 5 individual sessions without charge per year. A nominal fee is charged for additional services. Lafene Health Center eligibility fees for spouses and non-enrolled summer students do not apply to UCS.

Programs using a workshop or seminar format are offered to enhance personal growth and skill development. These may include stress management, biofeedback, career life planning, assertiveness training, relationship enhancement, responsible drinking, and ACOA support. A Career Life Planning course is offered for academic credit.

The University Counseling Services staff, and the APA-accredited internship training program in psychology, adhere to the ethical code of the American Psychological Association.

College of Veterinary Medicine Counseling Services

Drs. McArthur Hafen and Adryanna Drake, licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, are available on site to provide therapeutic/mental health services for students, faculty, staff, and clientele at the veterinary school. They consult with individuals, couples, or families in Trotter 001 by appointment or emergency walk-in, and are also available to consult with clinicians and/or clientele in emergency situations. They provide class presentations and seminars regarding the psycho-social aspects of Veterinary Medicine, and conduct rounds on a regular basis to address the human and relational aspects of veterinary medicine. In addition to providing therapeutic services, Drs. Hafen and Drake are conducting investigations to better understand the stress associated with attending our professional 4-year veterinary program, and provide video reviews of student-client interaction in partnership with the Small Animal General Practice rotation.