Some organizations estimate that roughly 18 million students on college campuses are dealing with mental health issues. Half of college students report that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year. In addition, suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24.
If you believe you need help, we encourage you to reach out to friends, family, and/or one of the resources listed below. NCMC can also assist you in setting-up an appointment with an off-campus counselor. Please contact us at (660) 357-6418 during office hours for assistance. We care about you and want you to be successful, in both your personal and academic pursuits.
Make an appointment
The counseling office is located on the ground level of the Alexander Building. You can make an appointment by calling (660) 357-6418.
Prior to your appointment, you will be asked to share basic information related to demographics, personal history, and any areas of concern.
- Each student is granted up to 5 sessions per semester. More can be arranged upon approval.
- Each session will be approximately 50 minutes long.
- Please be on time for your appointment. If you need to cancel please let your provider know as soon as possible. If you are 15 minutes late for your appointment without notification, it will be considered a No Show and will be deducted from your 5 sessions.
The Counseling Center at NCMC is designed to help students with problems, both academic and personal, that might interfere with their educational pursuits. All counseling records are kept strictly confidential and are not a part of educational records. Counselors do not share information about students with anyone except other counseling staff, and instances of occasional collaboration with the NCMC Care Team, to provide continuity of care. Information is shared only with the client’s written permission, except when exceptions mandate reporting.
Exceptions to confidentiality include:
- Risk of harm to self or others
- Report of current abuse or neglect to children or vulnerable adults
- As the result of a court order
In these cases, only essential information will be revealed. To the extent that it is possible, clients will be informed of the need for disclosure and will be involved in the decision process.
If you have tested positive for a communicable disease, we may be required to notify campus administration and/or local health authorities of your presence in the office. If we have to report this, we will only provide the minimum information necessary for their data collections and will not go into any details about the reason(s) for your visits.
Hello my name is Grace Carder. I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 4 amazing kids. I was a non-traditional student here at NCMC, MWSU and MU. I am super excited to be back on campus and assist you in your Life’s journey. I have expertise in addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, and mental health concerns. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). The client-therapist relationship is an important part of successful therapy. That is why developing a trusting, therapeutic rapport is important to me.
My life experiences, education and practice have equipped me with extensive knowledge, abilities and understanding to use when working with individuals, couples and families. I am dedicated to helping students acknowledge and use their strengths to experience greater success in healing and creating a better life.
I am confident in and have been trained in: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), TF-CBT(Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and art coaching. I am able to incorporate principles of mindfulness, DBT, faith based, art, first responders and play therapy.
With all of the knowledge in my possession, I feel my abilities as a therapist have been greatly enhanced. I never stop looking for better ways to help people recover from their pain and am actively engaged in continued education.
North Central Missouri College provides referrals to local counseling services. Students can reach out to a provider to schedule an appointment or the Vice President of Students Affairs can also assist. Students are responsible for all costs incurred as a result of counseling.
Virtual Appointments (free-of-charge) through our NCMC/CMU Partnership
IF in immediate danger, please CALL 911
- You are in danger of hurting yourself
- You are in danger of hurting someone else
- Recent traumatic experience such as being assaulted
- Similar to other services, crisis care is confidential except in cases where there is immediate danger to yourself, someone else, or there is current child abuse.
Crisis Text line Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 support in the US
Green Hills Women’s Shelter –Trenton (660) 359-3297
National Hopeline Network– Suicide & Crisis Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE(4673)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
National Women’s Resource Center 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Mental Health Crisis Line/CommCare Crisis Hotline 24/7 1 (888) 279-8188
CommCare Crisis Hotline (Hearing/Speech Impaired Only) 1 (800) 955-8339
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800)273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) – If you or someone you know needs help, call immediately. This is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour service available to anyone in need of help.
External Websites :
Active Minds – Nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to raise mental health awareness among college students.
Beyond OCD – Organization committed to providing resources related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Half of Us – Working to create a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources.
How To Help A Friend – Important things to do and tips to help a friend with a mental health concern.
The Jed Foundation – Promotes emotional health and suicide prevention among college students.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Website providing information regarding support for those in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
Strength Of Us – Online community designed to empower young adults.
ULifeline – An online resource for college and mental health.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program – Dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts.