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The goal of Counseling Services is to work collaboratively with students, academic departments, individual faculty members, student services, and other pertinent departments of the University to enhance student’s academic, personal, and career success.

Counseling services and referrals are available to all enrolled students at Thomas More University. No additional charges or fees are collected for the services offered.

COVID-19 Update:

Therapy services are available to students via telehealth as well as in-person. All in-person services will be capped at 45 minutes to allow time for cleaning between sessions. Masks covering nose and mouth will be required during session.

Thomas More Counseling Services Hours of Operation

Services are available during the academic calendar year Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To schedule a telehealth or in-person session, contact Melissa Mauser, LCSW at mauserm@thomasmore.edu or 859.344.3521. After hours, weekends, and during the summer students are instructed to contact campus safety 859-341-4867, 911 or nearest ER if there is an emergency. Campus Safety will make contact with the counseling staff, Student Life, or off-campus resources, if necessary, to assist in determining necessary resources and providing guidance as needed. 24-hour local crisis assistance- North Key 859-331-3292, 24 hours National Suicide Prevention (1-800) 273-8255 (TALK)

What is counseling?

Counseling is talking with a qualified professional about concerns, issues, or problems that are interfering with some aspect of your life.
Services are strictly confidential and free to students at Thomas More University.

Why see a counselor?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue and worry

  • Stress that feels unmanageable
  • Eating concerns
  • Identity concerns

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Relationship problems
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Grief and loss

Additional Off-Campus Resources:

North Key Access Line – 859-331-3292
Women’s Crisis Center Hotline – 800-928-3335
Suicide Hotline – 800-273-8255

ULifeline: An anonymous, confidential online resource center where students can obtain information regarding mental health and suicide prevention.

The above three resources are available 24 hours.