State Fair Community College

Counseling Services

State Fair Community College is committed to supporting students on their educational journey. Short- and long-term counseling services are offered to help students overcome obstacles and grow academically and personally.  A licensed clinical social worker is available to respond objectively to students’ personal and social problems on a short-term basis. Through listening and exploration, the counselor helps students find individualized solutions to the challenges they are facing.

Personal and confidential counseling helps students address issues such as the following:

  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Adjustment issues
  • Test anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationships

Students are offered three free counseling sessions per semester. The counselor is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Extended campus appointments are available by appointment only.

If long-term therapy is deemed necessary, the counselor can make an appropriate referral to an off-campus provider or to the Central Methodist University (CMU) Clinical Counseling Center on the Sedalia campus.  


Julie McNeal

Julie McNeal, LCSW                                                                                     
Coordinator of Access Services and Counseling
Hopkins, Room 751     
(660) 596-7293                                                                    
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the University of Missouri 
  • Enjoys working with students of all ages 
  • Uses Solution Focus and Choice Theory


CMU Clinical Counseling Center

Free counseling is available on the Sedalia campus for all SFCC students through a partnership with Central Methodist University. The Clinical Counseling Center is staffed with CMU graduate students who are in their final year of the counseling program and are under the supervision of the practicum instructor, clinical supervisor and the clinical director.

The center is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters. Students attending other SFCC campuses must be willing to travel to the Sedalia campus for appointments.

To schedule an appointment, call (660) 596-7156 or email The center is located in Fielding Technical Center, Room 236. A referral is not necessary to make an appointment, and walk-ins are always welcome during open hours.




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