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Counseling Center

How to Schedule an Appointment

The intake appointment typically lasts 45-50 minutes. This is an opportunity to discuss your presenting concerns and develop a treatment plan based on your needs. You are required to complete standardized paperwork prior to the appointment, and are asked to arrive 30 minutes early. Your counselor will likely ask questions about your mental health history, family, background, and current functioning, to develop the most appropriate plan with you.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Call 206-543-1240 at or after 8:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays for a same-day intake appointment (offered at 1pm and 3pm).
  • You may also be able to schedule an intake appointment in advance. Call to check on availability, as there are a limited number of appointments. There is typically a 2 week wait.

We offer same-day intakes during the regular school year only; they are unavailable during breaks and summer quarter.

Crisis Services

To request disability accommodations, contact the Disability Services Office at (206) 543-6450 (voice), (206) 543-6452 (TTY), (206) 685-7264 (fax), or email dso@u.washington.edu, preferably at least 10 days in advance.