Be well in all that you do

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

From extra curricular campus activities, to local physical and mental health resources, students can find information about all of this and more in the Campus Policies and Student Resources tabs on MyKCAI.

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. Services include therapy only, not medication management. We recommend that students with more acute mental health needs, diagnoses, medication management seek off-campus resources that provide year-round/ongoing medication management. On-campus services are available during the fall and spring semesters and are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

Off-campus services are provided through Student Assistance Program (SAP), which allows students to see an off-campus counselor for six sessions per issue. Visit Well Connect for You and use the school code KCART 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.