Counseling Center

We are staffed by psychologists and mental health counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled University of Washington students. There is no charge for most of our services. Watch a brief video about mental health at the UW.

Updates about our services:

  • The Counseling Center is experiencing a high volume of requests for appointments. The current wait time for an initial appointment is approximately 3 weeks, though you may be able to be seen sooner if you are able to call for a same-day 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 and your intake counselor agree that your needs are a good match for short-term UWCC services, there may be a 2-3 week wait until you begin meeting with your assigned counselor.
  • If you would like referrals to providers in the community, please contact us and a counselor will assist you.

Making the decision to seek support can often be challenging, and we know that our current wait time is not ideal. We are doing the best we can to manage the need for appointments while still providing quality services. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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