Western Washington University’s Counseling Center staff is available to assist you with the life problems and emotional concerns that may arise while you are a student here at Western. We are fully experienced with common psychological concerns such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and eating or body image issues.
Students also use the services of the Counseling Center to help improve their lives through healthier relationships, better communication, greater understanding of self, strategies for self-care, and in making choices that are more consistent with their educational and personal goals.
We offer group counseling, short-term individual or couples’ counseling, and psycho-educational workshops and classes to help students address their concerns and gain the skills to be successful at WWU. We also assist students by referring them to other services on campus and to community resources that can offer more specialized or longer-term help with problems and concerns.
If you are seeking off-campus referrals for longer-term or specialized counseling, you can call us during office hours (8:30-4:30) to request information on off-campus therapists. One of our counselors can call you back or email you the information you request.
Our counseling staff includes psychologists, mental health counselors, and masters and doctoral level trainees who work under the supervision of our professional staff. We work closely with the Student Health Center when psychotropic medication or medical attention is needed. Western’s Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association for Counseling Services.