Counseling Center

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COVID-19 Update: All counseling sessions are virtual at this time. See more info below.

The University Counseling Center offers a comprehensive array of counseling and psychological services to Rockhurst students. Services include individual therapy for personal concerns, couples counseling, psychoeducational support groups and therapy groups, psychological testing, drug/alcohol assessments, and consultation.

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Rockhurst University Counseling Center
Massman 5
(816) 501-4275
Dr. Darden's email: elbert.darden@rockhurst.edu
Dr. Pierce's email: rachel.pierce@rockhurst.edu

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please call for extended hours

Due to COVID-19, the Counseling Center is conducting all appointments virtually at this time.

To request an appointment, please call 816-501-4275 or email:

  • April Gray (April.Gray@rockhurst.edu)
  • Elbert Darden (Elbert.Darden@rockhurst.edu)
  • Rachel Pierce (Rachel.Pierce@rockhurst.edu)

Students may also stop by the Counseling Center in Massman 3 to schedule an appointment.

Important: Due to licensing laws, students must be physically located in Missouri at the time of their appointment. If you need a private space for your telehealth appointment, please let your counselor or front desk staff know in advance and we can reserve a room on campus for you.

There is limited availability for virtual appointments with students located in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania. Other states may be added and Counseling Center staff can verify on a case-by-case basis.