The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (CSAC) at UMSL provides individual and group counseling, family and couples counseling, child and adolescent counseling, career counseling, and play therapy. Part of the College of Education, the CSAC is also a training center for school and clinical mental health counseling practicum students enrolled in UMSL master’s and doctoral programs. Faculty members who hold licenses in counseling, psychology and marriage and family therapy supervise students. Counselor experience ranges from doctoral students with an average of five years to advanced master’s level counselors.
In addition to counseling and therapy, the CSAC hosts monthly clinical trainings and workshops for mental health professions and students on Saturday mornings during the Fall and Spring semesters. Most Saturday trainings provide up to 3 hours of continuing education (NBCC approved.) The intake appointment or first session at the Counseling and Social Advocacy Center at UMSL is completely free for all clients, with no obligation to continue thereafter. Low cost and sliding scale fees keep services accessible.