COVID-19 Notice

Although in-person sessions are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, the Counseling Center is available for remote services. We can be reached by phone at (360) 650-3164 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and our after-hours crisis support is available at all other times by calling (360) 650-3164 and pressing or saying “1.” 

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides clinical and outreach services for currently enrolled WWU students. We utilize a multiple pathways to healing model. Students may participate in consultations, workshops, and intensive group therapy & intensive brief individual therapy sessions. Visit our Multiple Pathways to Healing page or our Scope of Services page for more information.

A Message from the Staff of the Counseling Center

The Counseling Center joins in the collective grief and anger surrounding yet another example of racial injustice and anti-Blackness in America. While we continue to mourn the death of Breonna Taylor and work boldly to confront a pandemic of racism and systemic oppression, we are reminded of the physical, mental, and emotional toll racial trauma has on Black students and Students of Color. For those needing support, we are here for you. If you are struggling right now, know there are resources available to help care for yourself and your community.

A Message from Dr. Ledbetter, the Executive Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

Featured programs

The Counseling Center is excited to offer a variety of virtual outreach programs, wellness workshops, and groups fall quarter. Stay tuned and in the meantime, sign-up for our BeWell newsletter or follow Counseling, Health & Wellness on Instagram @bewellwwu

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October 22, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Join Chris for the second session of the MSC workshop series where we'll continue our exploration of mindfulness with attention to our tendencies towards over-identification. Share observations of mindfulness vs. over-identification in your life and continue to expand your mindfulness practice. Chris will share a bit, invite folks to engage in mini mindfulness exercises, and close with a guided practice.

Registerfor suicide Prevention Workshop

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Monday, October 26, 2020
2:00 - 2:45 pm

LGBTQ+ folks come together for community, support, and connection through this inclusive, trauma-informed yoga space. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation; we need community now more than ever. No prior yoga experience necessary. Bring your whole self – all bodies welcome. 

Facilitator: Kelsey Johnson, MA

Registerfor Let's Talk!Home Yoga Series

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October 28, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Tune in to chat with ADCAS staff about safe alcohol and cannabis use for your Halloween celebration during the time of COVID-19. Staff will also share resources to help students who may be drinking or using more than normal as a means of coping.

Presenter: Jacelyn Barham

Registerfor Let's Talk!

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CHW Welcomes You!

Take a moment to explore this virtual care package as part of caring for your holistic health and well-being. We’ve compiled resources, coping tools, and information to help you prepare for this new academic year. A year in which resilience, self-care, and community connection have never been more important. As part of the Western community, we’re in this together. 

VCP Onlinefor Virtual Queer Community Care Space


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The Healthy Minds Study (HMS) is returning to campus October 14th through November 16th. 4,000 lucky Vikings will be randomly selected to participate in the survey, which explores college student mental health and well-being. Check your Western email for a study invitation and chance to win an Amazon or Bookstore gift card!

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