Counseling and Testing Center

If you or someone you know is suicidal and needs help immediately, do not call the Counseling and Testing Center, call 911 or the Walla Walla Crisis Response Unit at (509) 524-2999, or go to the Providence St. Mary Medical Center emergency room. Find emergency resources.

Walla Walla University is committed to the mental health and wellness of our students. The Counseling Center offers a holistic approach to problem solving in an environment of respect and acceptance. We have a number of resources to support whole-student wellness coordinated through our Student Health and Wellness program. The Testing Center administers national standardized tests, placement tests, challenge exams, required department exit tests and provides proctoring services for a variety of other exams to meet the needs of our students. 

Counseling services

Our therapists can help you work through a variety of life's challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship distress, childhood abuse, substance abuse, grief, and career uncertainty.

Virtual Consultation

If you would like to talk with an on-campus mental health professional please schedule a consultation meeting. This is great option if you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, need someone to talk with, and haven’t received services through the Counseling Center before. Anyone can schedule a consultation meeting no matter where you are located—in the United States or internationally. 

You can make an appointment for a virtual consultation meeting by filling out a form online. Virtual Consultation hours are: Monday–Thursday, 12 p.m.–1 p.m. (PST).

Motivational Coaching

Improving your overall functioning by being intentional about your life. Students may schedule up to five free sessions a year.

Student Health and Wellness resources

Our goal is to support the health and wellness of Walla Walla University students by identifying and understanding both local and national wellness challenges and working to address those needs in our community in a sustainable way—armed with honesty and compassion.


Testing services

Testing services are offered by appointment only until further notice. Pearson VUE testing has been suspended.

Contact the Counseling and Testing Center to make an appointment:

In the event of an urgent situation during evenings or weekends, contact Campus Security at (509) 527-2222 or your residence hall dean on duty. You may also call the Walla Walla County Crisis Response Unit at (509) 524-2999 or go to the Providence St. Mary Medical Center's Emergency Room. Find more emergency resources.