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.
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 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. 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
400 E. University Way
Corner of 11th and Poplar
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7585
Phone: (509) 963-1391
Here are the 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
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Counseling services are provided without charge. Appointments are recommended.
Crisis situations will be addressed immediately.
- For mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, difficulties with adjusting, homesickness, academic problems, rape, trauma, and relationships.
- To address issues such as anxiety, depression, body image, bipolar disorder and relationships.
- For students who are experiencing difficulties with attention and concentration which significantly interfere with their academic, occupational, and social success, the Counseling Clinic offers ADHD assessment. To initiate the assessment process, you must visit the Counseling Clinic and pick up an ‘ADHD Intake Packet’. You must complete and return the packet to be placed on the waitlist. Space is limited and assessments are conducted on a first come, first serve basis.
*If unable to pick up a packet by visiting the clinic please call (509) 963-1391 and request that a packet be mailed to you.
Workshops and presentations:
- For classes, residence halls, conferences, and community organizations.
- With residence hall staff, CWU faculty and staff, and occasional community members.
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)
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.
There are many reasons why students seek counseling. Here are some common presenting concerns for students:
|Depression/Sadness||Anxiety||Grief/Loss||Adjustments to New Situations|
|Relationship Struggles||Anger||Addictions||Academic Problems|
|Trauma||Homesickness||Challenges with Family||Career Decisions|
|Stress Management||Phobias||Eating Disorders||Attentional/Focus Difficulties|
To schedule your first appointment for a Screening you can call us at 963-1391. If you are new to our clinic please plan on being here at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the paperwork.