Who We Are

The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (CSAC) @ UMSL assists individuals, couples, and families in need of counseling services with affordable counseling provided by professional counselors and graduate counseling students.

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Our Services

The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (CSAC) @ UMSL provides Couples & Family Counseling, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, and Play Therapy.

What We Offer

The Center for Counseling & Social Advocacy (CSAC) at UMSL

The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (CSAC) @ UMSL is operated through the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy. The Center provides training for school and clinical mental health counseling practicum students in the master’s and doctoral counselor training programs. The students are under the supervision of faculty members who hold licenses in mental health professions, including licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, and more.

The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (CSAC) @ UMSL assists individuals, couples, and families in need of counseling services with affordable counseling provided by professional counselors and graduate counseling students.

Counselors at The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (CSAC) @ UMSL apply cutting-edge counseling approaches informed by elements of Family-Systems Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Play Therapy, Client-Centered  Theory, Social Constructivism, and more.  Each person we serve is treated as a unique, worthwhile individual and approach is chosen that best suits each person’s needs.


  • Couples & Family Counseling 100%
  • Individual Counseling 100%
  • Group Counseling 100%
  • Play Therapy 100%

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Counseling at the CSAC?  Find the answers here!

What kind of clients do you work with?

The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (CSAC) @ UMSL assists individuals, couples, and families.

What Steps Are Required to Get Started?

Not many!  Simply call The Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (CSAC) at 314-516-4613 and we will get you scheduled for an intake session — this session is totally free!  Thereafter, you’ll continue in counseling sessions at the agreed upon price.


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