Wellness Wednesdays
Wellness Wednesdays will be offered online via Zoom for spring quarter.  All sessions are from 3:00-3:50p.  To sign up and receive the Zoom invitation for any session, please email Chris Edwards to register.  


April 15th, 2020
Title: Self-Care
Topic: wellness
Presenters: Jon Barry, MSW & Chris Edwards, Psy.D.
Description: Join Jon from the Counseling Center to hear about ways of engaging in self-care, managing stress, and tending to well-being with a specific focus on the impact of COVID-19.

April 22nd, 2020
Title: We Are Resilient

Topic: sexual assault/trauma
Presenters: Deidre Evans, MSW, Nikki Cassidy, Psy.D., & Chris Edwards, Psy.D.
Description: Share space with Deidre from CASAS and Nikki, staff psychologist to hear about ways survivors of trauma and violence can cope through use of mindfulness, grounding, and other healing strategies, with attention to the impact of COVID-19 on survivors.

April 29, 2020
Title: Staying Connected

Topic: social anxiety
Presenters: C.J. Swanlund, Psy.D. & Chris Edwards, Psy.D.
Description: Hear from C.J., staff psychologist, to learn strategies to overcome loneliness and foster meaningful social connections during a time of social distancing.

May 6th, 2020
Title: Mindfulness 101

Topic: mindfulness
Presenters: Tonya Pepper, M.S. & Chris Edwards, Psy.D.
Description: Hear from Tonya, one of our staff therapists and learn the basics of mindfulness practice and gain tools for managing stress and anxiety – especially useful during this time!

May 13th, 2020
Title: Coping With Stress

Topic: Stress management
Presenters: Anne Marie Theiler, M.S. & Chris Edwards, Psy.D.
Description: Join Anne Marie, staff therapist, for an engaging conversation about the many ways to cope with stress including specific strategies and preventative measures related to COVID-19.

May 20th, 2020
Title: Mood Boost

Topic: depression
Presenter: Chris Edwards Psy.D.
Description: Hear from Chris, Counseling Center psychologist, about specific strategies to help improve your mood, practice mental hygiene, and support well-being! We will specifically address tips and tricks for use during a pandemic!

May 27th, 2020
Title: Healthy Minds

Topic: resilience
Presenters: Amy Dunham, Suicide Prevention Coordinator & Chris Edwards, Psy.D.
Description: Join Amy from PWS to learn about what it means to be resilient. Discuss strategies to increase your own resilience and support mental well-being during uncertain times.

June 3rd, 2020
Title: Get Better Sleep

Topic: sleep hygiene
Presenters: Gabrielle Hope-Foucault, M.S. & Chris Edwards, Psy.D.
Description: Hear from Gabrielle, one of our staff therapists, to learn about sleep hygiene and strategies to improve your sleep habits.


Community Check-Ins

Join counselors from the Counseling Center for weekly, virtual community check-ins held during Spring Quarter. Use this time to connect with others, talk about how you're doing, and seek support through brief consultation and information about mental health resources. If you are interested in participating, please contact Chris Edwards to register. 

Ethnic Student Center: Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm

Veterans Center: Mondays from 2:00-3:20pm

Let's Talk

Due to COVID-19, Let's Talk will not be offered Spring Quarter. For students seeking drop-in consultation and/or support for mental health concerns please contact the Counseling Center at 360.650.3164.
Let's Talk is scheduled to return Fall Quarter 2020. For more information about the program, please visit our Outreach section.

LGBTQ+ WWU Collaborations

In partnership with LGBTQ+ Western, the Counseling Center is pleased to offer the following workshops:

Queer Yoga
Mondays 12-1pm via Zoom starting 4/13 with Kelsey Johnson, staff therapist.
LGBTQ+ folks come together for community, support, and connection through this inclusive, accessible, trauma-informed yoga space. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation; we need community now more than ever. Research shows that a yoga practice has physical, mental, and emotional benefits, so you’re invited to join us for a nourishing class each week with other LGBTQ+ folks. No prior yoga experience necessary. Bring your whole self – all bodies welcome. We’ll start each week with a check-in and then move into yoga practice.  Click HERE to enroll on Canvas!

Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop Series
Wednesdays 4-5pm via Zoom starting 4/15 with Chris Edwards, staff psychologist.
Join Chris for shared space and community healing by exploring the role of self-compassion. Now more than ever is a time to engage with the core components of mindfulness, self-kindness, and common humanity to promote mental well-being.  Click HERE to enroll on Canvas!