Be well in all that you do

KCAI offers a number of supportive activities that encourage a balanced lifestyle. This includes both on- and off-campus activities that promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness. More importantly, 99% of them are FREE!

From recreational sports activities to smoking cessation and care clinics, and from various support groups to professional counseling and therapy, resources for everything you need to maintain your personal well being are available and made as accessible as possible.

Personal Counseling

KCAI provides FREE, confidential on and off campus counseling services for students.

On campus, services are provided by our psychologist, doctoral and/or master’s degree level counseling students, and psychiatric residents. Services include therapy only, not medication management. We recommend that students with more acute mental health needs, diagnosis, medication management seek off-campus resources that provide year-round/on-going medication management. On-campus services are available during fall and spring semesters and assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

Off-campus services are provided through Student Assistance Program (SAP), which allows student to see an off-campus counselor for six sessions per issue. Services can be coordinated privately through their website (click Log In to get started). There are a number of providers close to campus.

If you are currently working with a counselor/psychiatrist in your hometown, we encourage you to continue your sessions or look into Kansas City resources. Also, we recommend setting up appointments with your hometown provider in advance for college breaks. Appointments for psychiatrists in the Kansas City area can be on a 6-10 week wait-time. Start the process early! Your insurance company can provide you with a list of providers they cover in the area while you are a student at KCAI.

Request an on-campus counseling appointment:

  1. Log-in to your MyKCAI account (
  2. Click on the Student Resources tab in the top line.
  3. Click on Counseling in the box on the left-hand side.
  4. Once you have submitted a request, you will receive a response within two business days.

For emergencies, please call campus security at 816-931-6666, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.