Mental health counseling for current Washington State University Vancouver students is available for free on campus.
Office hours & location
Location: Student Services Center, rooms 111 & 113
|Monday||9 a.m. — 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. — 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. — Noon|
|Thursday||9 a.m. — 5 p.m.|
Schedule an appointment
To schedule a counseling appointment, send us an email with your name, and days and times that will work for you to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will return it shortly (see below for privacy information). You can also call us to schedule at 360-546-9238.
Our staff is currently composed of three people. Bjorn Bergstrom, a post-doctoral psychology resident, has been selected to temporarily fill the lead position in Counseling Services. Bjorn is stepping in for Will Meek, psychologist, who recently accepted a position at University of Portland. Matthew Orenstein, M.A. and Kalin Burkhardt, M.S. are doctoral counseling interns from Pacific University.
All of our staff members have experience working with diverse people on a wide range of concerns, from relationship, family, and academic issues to other major life problems and stressful situations (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD). Your counselor will work with you individually to determine the goals, duration, and best methods of counseling.
First session forms
Please fill out these forms and bring them to your first visit (initial assessment), which usually lasts about 45 minutes and is an overview about your concerns and goals for counseling. A full session is typically scheduled after your initial assessment session.
If you are a faculty or staff member and are interested in consulting about the referral process, a situation with a student, or discussing a presentation or workshop, please email email@example.com or call 360-546-9238.
From the Orange Parking Lot: Enter the Student Services Center and immediately make a right and walk down the hall. The first offices on your right is Counseling Services. Across from it is a desk with a sign for Counseling Services that has paperwork for clients attending their first session and other information. Feel free to have a seat in one of the chairs or use one of the computers, and Bjorn will be with you at your scheduled time.
From the Greater Campus: Walk up the back staircase to the upper floor of the Student Services Center. Walk through the main lobby and down the hallway to your left. The first office on your right is Bjorn’s office. Across from it is a desk with a sign for Counseling Services that has paperwork for clients attending their first session and other information. Feel free to have a seat in one of the chairs or use one of the computers, and Bjorn will be with you at your scheduled time.
Services & off-campus services
WSU Vancouver Counseling Services offers an initial diagnostic intake session, in order to identify possible treatment goals/needs and establish a current diagnosis. Ongoing therapy services (beyond intake) are offered based on a variety of factors (e.g., availability, client-therapist fit, and level of care needed for treatment). Based on these factors, WSUV Counseling Services will provide students with brief therapy services, or will provide referral resources within the community, for continued off-campus health-related services.
Only authorized personnel have access to emails related to scheduling or other clinical issues. However, some people mistrust digital communication since privacy cannot be completely assurred, as is possible through many landline telephone connections. Therefore, if sending an email feels too sensitive, please call us instead at 360-546-9238.