Community Counseling and Assessment Services

UMKC Community Counseling and Assessment Services (CCAS) is committed to providing a variety of affordable counseling and assessment services to the Greater Kansas City Community.

Our counselors combine education, research and a sincere passion for their work to help you meet your goals and potential. Through counseling, CCAS strives to assist each client in an individual and personal way. By offering full-service counseling options, each unique challenge is met with care and consideration.  

About Us

CCAS is a counselor and psychologist training center for master’s and doctoral level students. Much like physicians in residency, UMKC’s counselors and testing specialists are completing their counseling and psychology training. All counseling is strictly confidential and tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.  
 
CCAS believes that everyone should be able to afford counseling and assessment services. Our service fees are determined using a sliding scale fee structure based on income and the number of dependents. 
 
Since the early 1970’s, CCAS has grown to meet the needs of our community, providing counseling and assessment services to approximately 200 clients a year, including residents of Jackson, Johnson, Wyandotte, Cass, and Clay Counties. 
 
CCAS is operated by the School of Education, Social Work and Counseling Psychology which is accredited by the American Psychological Association, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Our Services

CCAS offers counseling, testing and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.  

Learn about our services

Empowerment Program

Established in 2001, the mission of the Empowerment Program is to serve refugee and immigrant women and their families in the area of adjustment, mental health, and domestic violence via counseling, home visits, outreach, advocacy/case management, domestic violence shelter, interpretation, and transportation without charge. 

Learn about the Empowerment Program

Contact Us

Information or appointments:  816-235-2725 | umkcccasservices@umkc.edu 
615 E. 52nd Street, Room 212. Kansas City, MO 64110 
In case of emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room or call 911. 

In cases of inclement weather if UMKC is closed, CCAS will also be closed. CCAS is closed for business when UMKC is closed. Hours vary by semester. 

Current Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11am-9pm 4pm-9pm 4:30pm-9pm 12:30pm-9pm 9am-1pm

CCAS Supervisors

Heather Fitzcharles

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Nancy Murdock

Professor
Email: murdockn@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2495

Laurel Watson

Associate Professor
Email: watsonlb@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2489