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Covid-19 Notice

Counseling Center is open for remote services through Spring Quarter.  We can be reached by phone at 360-650-3164 from 9 to 4 and our after-hours crisis support is available at all other times by calling 360-650-3164 and pressing “1.”  

For students seeking services spring quarter, they may call to arrange a time to talk to a counselor about support and resources. We are offering phone consultation and two online wellness series: “Wellness Wednesdays" and "Mindful Self-Compassion" to all Western students. 

In-person appointments have been suspended, but we will be providing telementalhealth sessions (as allowed by state licensure) for students who are appropriate and eligible for those services.  The information about scheduling written below pertains to when the Counseling Center is doing in-person appointments.   
 

(The information below will pertain to operations after in-person classes and meetings are permitted. That date is to be determined.)

Scheduling

For your first contact with the Counseling Center, we ask that you come into our office, located in Old Main 540, during our drop-in hours which are 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Your initial consultation appointment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and any subsequent appointments after your initial consultation are scheduled appointments.  

Please bring your Western ID and be prepared to spend 10-20 minutes to complete our required intake e-forms. You will then meet with a counselor to discuss your concerns and what might be helpful.

At the end of your initial consultation your counselor will suggest next steps, which may include life skills workshops, group counseling, brief individual therapy, 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.

Directions

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.