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Counseling Process

How do I schedule a counseling appointment?

Go to the Student Portal on the left side.  Complete an application and you will be contacted for an initial assessment interview.

You are also welcome to walk in to the Counseling and Testing Center, without an appointment, during any noon hour Monday through Thursday.

Counseling Sessions

If needed, the Counseling and Testing Center will refer you for treatment outside of the University Counseling Center.  If you are scheduled for treatment at the Counseling and Testing Center your sessions will be devoted to helping to achieve your goals. The counseling conversation explores solutions and strategies for difficult problems.  The pace for these conversations is set collaboratively between you and your counselor.

Counseling sessions can last up to 50 minutes and most students are able to meet their goals in about 6 sessions. The counseling center limits the total number of sessions per academic yea5r to 10 except by special permission of the counseling center staff.

Cancellation

Your appointment time is specifically reserved for you. Should you need to cancel we require that you contact our office at least 24-hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. 

To reschedule or cancel an appointment notify your counselor by email or call (509) 527-2147.  If you do not notify your therapist of your need to cancel a scheduled appointment, more than twice you will lose your right to services.

How much does counseling cost?

On-campus counseling is a free service to our students.

Ethics and Professional Standards

We are committed to treating everyone we meet with respect and compassion.

The course of treatment that you engage in will be the result of a collaborative process with your counselor that will reflect your goals.  After we receive your application through the student portal, you will be matched with a counselor that best meets your identified needs. If, for whatever reason, you do not feel well matched with your counselor please share your concerns with her or him and we will try to find an effective resolution. 

The Washington State Counselor Crediting Act protects your health and safety by providing a complaint process against counselors who commit acts of unprofessional conduct. If you are concerned, contact the State of Washington Department of Health, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 08504-4869 at (206) 753-2147.

Last update on June 27, 2019