Jan. 14 Counseling Services

Drop-in phone consultations are unavailable today, Friday, Jan. 14, as clinical staff are attending a Gender-Affirmative Mental Health-Care Training.

We will resume drop-in phone consultations on Tuesday, Jan. 18, as the University is closed Monday in commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Crisis Support Available

We continue to offer crisis support by calling 360-650-3164. For immediate support, students can also call the local crisis line, 1-800-584-3578, or text HOME to the national Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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Winter Quarter 2022 Update

The Counseling and Wellness Center is open for telehealth Monday-Friday. Our drop-in phone consultations are available Monday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm, by calling 360-650-3164. After-hours crisis support is available by calling 360-650-3164 and pressing or saying “1.” If you are interested in initiating ongoing services, you may do so by utilizing a drop-in phone consultation. If you would like to continue services with the same therapist as fall quarter, please call our front desk to schedule.

Pathways to Wellness

wooden path leading into a forest

There are multiple dimensions of wellness, multiple pathways to wellness, and multiple ways our wellness is impacted by—and contributes to—the wellness of our larger community.

At Western, we believe students who are actively encouraged and supported in their efforts to be well are better able to achieve their personal and academic goals.

Our goal in the Counseling and Wellness Center is to help you discover, learn, and cultivate positive, inclusive, empowering, and sustainable wellness practices at Western and beyond. 

1. Review Your Self-Care Strategies

Self-care means taking care of yourself in ways that feel best to you, focusing on your own health and well-being, and finding comfort. Review your own self-care practices by answering the following questions:

Are you:

  • Eating regularly?
  • Getting enough sleep?
  • Engaging in physical activity/movement?
  • Spending time doing things you enjoy?
  • Connecting with your community and support system?
  • Practicing a routine/time management?
  • Engaging in mindfulness/being present?

If you answered "I don't know" or "No" to any of the questions above, read on to learn more about the multiple pathways to wellness available to you through the Counseling and Wellness Center and our campus partners.

2. Check Out Our Online Resources

Independent pathways to wellness

3. Schedule a Drop-in Phone Consultation

Guided pathways to wellness

Call us at 360-650-3164 to schedule a drop-in phone consultation with a counselor to help you clarify your concerns and determine what pathway or pathways to wellness may be most effective for you.

Drop-ins phone consultations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we do our best to connect you with a counselor the very same day!

Drop-in Phone Consultation Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM

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