By order of the governor and due to COVID-19, Counseling Services is no longer providing in-person services.
We commit to doing everything we can to continue supporting students, while also taking all available steps to limit opportunities for contagion. Therefore, Counseling Services is solely providing telepsychology services (synchronous phone or video conferencing).
During this time, we are offering short-term individual counseling, long-term group counseling, workshops, and crisis and consultation services. We will also help by referring students to other services on campus and to community resources that can offer more specialized or longer-term assistance.
What this means for you
In order to participate in our services, you must be able to have a private space (for phone or video conferencing), secure internet connection (for video conferencing), and may be asked to agree to a back-up plan for technological issues and/or sign an authorization for release of information of someone nearby (such as a family member or friend) for concerns with risk. This may not be appropriate for you and so your counselor may instead refer you to a community provider.
Additionally, telepsychology services may not be appropriate, or the best choice of service for certain reasons including, but not limited to: heightened risk of harm to oneself or others; lack of access to, or difficulty with, communications technology; significant communications service disruptions; and/or need for more intensive services. In these cases, your counselor will help you establish referrals to the appropriate services.
If you are an existing client and have questions about these adjustments, please contact your counselor directly.
If you are currently in crisis, please contact the SW Washington Crisis Line at 800-626-8137 or TTY 866-835-2755.
We recognize that this uncertainty is provokes fear, worry, and anxiety. Please consider the following resources to help you to cope during these challenges.
- Coping with stress related to coronavirus outbreak
- Tips for studying from home
- Mental Health and Coping During COIVD-19
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty