Multiple Pathways

Schedule a Phone Consultation

The first step in connecting with therapy services through the Counseling and Wellness Center is to schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation with one of our therapists. 

You can schedule through our online scheduler OR by calling us at 360-650-3164 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Eligibility for Therapy Services

Students must be enrolled for the previous and upcoming quarter in order to be eligible for therapy services.

Multiple Pathways to Well-being

The Counseling and Wellness Center offers Western students multiple pathways to well-being.

Our therapy services—individual, couples, and group therapy—are provided at no additional cost to Western students currently enrolled in 6 or more credits who have paid the Student Health Services fee (learn more about therapy services eligibility).

Other CWC services, including Survivor Advocacy Services, Gender-Affirming Care, and Substance Abuse Prevention, as well as our our drop-in wellness workshops, wellness apps and links, and downloadable resources, are free all Western students.

What can I expect during a phone consultation?

During your phone consultation, the consultation counselor will ask you standardized screening questions and discuss your concerns to better understand your situation. Your therapist will provide support and may suggest possible next steps for care, such as self-guided apps, peer and community supports, drop-in workshops, group therapy, brief individual therapy sessions, consultation with another university office, and off-campus referral. Recommendations are tailored to your individual needs and resources, and your consultation counselor will explain how to access and utilize those resources.