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Counseling Center

What the (Mental) Health

Monday, October 16th, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. This free workshop reviews psychological frameworks related to managing stress and regulating thoughts and emotions with skills. Open to all UW students.

Getting Connected at UW

You’ve unpacked all the boxes and your schedule is mapped out, but a big challenge looms: How will I ever meet people here?

Mental Health Apps

Try out some apps that can help with sleep, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and other mental health-related subjects.

International Students and Cultural Shock

Leaving home and traveling to study in a new country can be a stressful experience, even though it may be something you have planned and prepared for.

News and Updates

Many students are feeling anxious and uncertain after the repeal of DACA and may be wondering where to turn for information and support.  The Counseling Center is proud to work with and for undocumented students. We are a safe and confidential starting place, and we can help you get connected to other resources. Please reach out if you need to talk, either on a one-time basis or for more ongoing support. OMAD has also created this FAQ for DACA students.

The current wait time for an initial intake appointment is about 4 weeks, though it may be possible to be seen sooner if you call for a same-day appointment.

Our staff of psychologists and mental health counselors is available to provide culturally-responsive short-term counseling to students, as well as serving as a consultation and outreach resource for the entire UW community.  All UW Seattle students who are in degree-seeking programs are eligible for our counseling services.

How to Access Our Services

  • How to schedule an appointment.
  • If you are experiencing a crisis and need help right away, click here for information about crisis services.
  • Once you have seen a counselor for an initial appointment, you may be provided with a referral to an outside provider if longer-term counseling is indicated.
  • If you would like referrals to providers in the community, please contact us and a counselor will assist you.


To learn more, watch a brief video about mental health at the UW.