Make an Appointment


To schedule an initial appointment, you can come into the office and schedule in person or call 360-650-3164. The Counseling Center is located in Old Main 540.

Your first contact will be a brief initial consultation with a counselor who will ask a series of questions to help determine the most appropriate services for you.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to your initial consultation appointment to complete some required forms.  To expedite the intake process, the Counseling Center has implemented IPad based intake forms.  Please bring your Western ID to the assessment appointment as part of the updates to the intake process. At the end of your initial consultation your counselor will suggest next steps, which may include brief individual therapy at the counseling center, group counseling, life-skills workshops or an off-campus referral.  Please review our Informed Consent forms prior to your appointment.

If you are unsure if counseling services would be helpful, you can take a free mental health screening.

For questions about eligibility, please see our Scope of Services and FAQ.  

Location & Hours

Old Main 540

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

For assistance after hours, please see our Crisis Services.


To find Old Main, click here for Campus Map.

Once inside Old Main, there are three route options to room 540:

  • Option 1 - Disability Accessible Route.  Take the elevator in the North end of Old Main (toward Edens Hall) to the 5th floor.  As you leave the elevator turn slightly left, then proceed straight to the end of hall.

  • Option 2 - Take the central staircase to the 5th floor and turn left into the Counseling Center.

  • Option 3.  Take the South elevator (near the rose garden) to the 4th floor. Walk to the central staircase and up one flight of stairs to the 5th floor.  Turn left into the Counseling Center.