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Student Medical & Counseling Clinic

Counseling Clinic

 

Welcome to the Counseling Clinic!


 

Licensed counselors, psychologists and doctoral interns provide CWU students with counseling and mental health services. Please read about our brief therapy format for providing counseling services to CWU students.

 

Services Provided    

    Crisis Information          

Scheduling an Appointment   

    Confidentiality and           Privacy      

Why Students Seek Counseling Services    

        Screening Tools      

Pathways: An Introductory Counseling Seminar

 


 

Crisis Information

No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer.  There are people who can help!

The CWU counseling clinic is open Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM.  If you are in crisis during clinic hours you can come in at any time during office hours, no appointment needed.   Below is the counseling clinics contact information:

CWU Student Counseling Clinic

Contact Information:

400 E. University Way

Corner of 11th and Poplar

Ellensburg, WA 98926-7585

Phone: (509) 963-1391


Here are available crisis lines you can call if the counseling clinic is not open:

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health:

Ellensburg - (509) 925-4168

Cle Elum - (509) 674-2881

OR

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Services Provided

Counseling series are provided without charge.  Appointments are recommended. 

Crisis situations will be addressed immediately.

Individual counseling:

  • For mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, difficulties with adjusting, homesickness, academic problems, rape, trauma, and relationships.

Group sessions: 

  • To address issues such as depression, anxiety, depression, body image, bipolar disorder and relationships.

Workshops and presentations:

  • For classes, residence halls, conferences, and community organizations.

Consultations Services:

  • With residence hall staff, CWU faculty and staff, and occasional community members.

 


Screening Tools

If you have concerns that you might be experiencing symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or other mental health disorders, there are some brief screening tools available to help you figure it out. If, after taking the assessment, you feel that it might be helpful to talk with a counselor, please call the Counseling Clinic (509-963-1391)

 


Pathways: An Introductory Counseling Seminar

Learn about our PATHWAY SEMINARS!


Confidentiality and Privacy 

All information discussed during therapy sessions is confidential. Information will only be released when you specifically grant permission or when required by law.

In the event that the therapist determines that you may be seriously harmful to yourself or harmful to others or, if you confide that someone under the age of 18 years or a dependent is the victim of neglect, physical or sexual abuse, or elder abuse is reported, the therapist is required by law to report to third parties as necessary to prevent harm to you or others.

If you are under the age of 18 you are legally considered a minor and we cannot guarantee confidentially from your parents/guardians.  If this pertains to you, please let the clinic know when you call and make an appointment so that we can discuss this with you personally.

If you have questions or concerns in this area please call: Rhonda McKinney, LMFT, Director of Counseling at 963-1391.

 


Why Students Seek Counseling

There are many reasons why students seek counseling.  Here are some common presenting concerns for students:

Depression/SadnessAnxiety Grief/LossAdjustments to New Situations
Relationship StrugglesAngerAddictionsAcademic Problems
TraumaHomesicknessChallenges with FamilyCareer Decisions
Stress ManagementPhobiasEating DisordersAttentional/Focus Difficulties

 


Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule your first appointment for a Screening you can call us at 963-1391. For your convenience, you can print out and complete the Screening paperwork before coming in!

You can download the paperwork below!