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 support groups winter 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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February is Beat the Blues month!
Click here to see the events schedule!

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Wednesday, March 3rd
2:00 - 3:20 p.m.

A safe and confidential virtual space for students to discuss issues related to LGBTQIA identities. All are welcome, including those questioning their identity.

Enrollfor Mood Boost

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Wednesday, March 3rd
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join the THRIVE Peer Health Educators and Amy, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, to learn how to thrive at WWU!


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Monday, March 8th
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for the latest installment in our Viking Wellness Lecture Series with Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka, a clinical psychologist, professor, and Psychology Program Coordinator at the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Afiya innovated the practice and research of "PsychoHairapy," which uses hair as an entry point for mental health services in beauty salons and barbershops, as well as through social media.

More info about the Register

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Thursday, March 11th
12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

This program will engage male-identifying students in contemporary conversations on masculinity and the intersections with mental health, social connection, emotional understanding, and more! Join Jon Barry, Mental Health Counselor, for any of our conversations around masculinity with goals of encouraging self-reflection, building community, and establishing social connection during times of physical distancing. 



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