How to schedule an appointment?
You may schedule an initial appointment by calling the Counseling Center at 425-352-3183 or stopping by UW1 - 080 during the office hours.
The personal information that you discuss in counseling is confidential and no record is made on your academic transcript. Information regarding your counseling is not released without your written permission, except in specific circumstances described below:
- If there is imminent danger to the health and safety of yourself or another person;
- The information involves the abuse or neglect of a child (under 18 years) or vulnerable adult. Counselors are required to report such incidents to authorities;
- You bring charges against your counselor, and/or the counseling center;
- We receive a court order for your records;
- Professional standards recommend confidential consultation within the agency to ensure quality care.
If at all possible your counselor will discuss any of the above exceptions that would apply to you, and will obtain your assistance in resolving this matter.
Individual counseling provides an opportunity for students to discuss personal and relationship concerns with a caring professional who can help them resolve issues and identify constructive ways to cope. Generally, individual counseling sessions last 50 minutes. Students may attend a single session or return for several sessions with the same counselor. Counseling Center staff will assist students in connecting with other counseling agencies if a student needs longer-term counseling or needs specialized services that the Counseling Center does not offer.
Couples desiring joint counseling must attend an intake appointment together. Couples can be married, partners, dating, same-sex, or heterosexual. At least one person must be a currently-enrolled UWB student. During the intake session, the counselor will determine whether couples counseling appears appropriate. If it is decided that couples counseling is not appropriate, alternative treatment recommendations will be made.
Feel Better Fast Class
The Feel Better Fast Class helps students learn to cope more effectively with stress and anxiety. The class meets for 1.5 hours each week for 4 weeks. To register for the Feel Better Fast Class call the Counseling Center at 425-352-3183.
Personal growth groups
Personal growth groups bring together a small number of individuals (usually 6-8) with one or more trained group leaders. Group members share their current concerns, and they offer support and receive feedback from each other. The process of sharing, listening, giving and receiving support can decrease feelings of loneliness, deepen self-understanding, increase effective relationship skills, and create meaningful interpersonal connection.
Join a personal growth group by contacting the Counseling Center, 425-352-3183 and ask for a 30 minute group orientation meeting. The group leader will meet with you, describe the group structure and topics, and answer any questions you may have prior to joining the group.
Counseling Center services are free to currently enrolled UWB students. Cascadia students are eligible for six free sessions per academic year.