Counseling Center

How to Schedule an Appointment

To begin meeting with a counselor, you must first schedule an intake appointment. An intake is an opportunity to discuss your presenting concerns and develop a treatment plan with a counselor based on your needs. On the day of your appointment, you must arrive 30 minutes early to fill out standardized forms. When you are finished with your forms, you will then meet with a counselor. In the session, your counselor will likely ask questions about your mental health history, family, background, and current functioning, to develop the most appropriate plan with you. An intake appointment typically lasts 45-50 minutes.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Call 206-543-1240 at or after 8:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays for a same-day intake appointment (offered at 1 pm and 3:30 pm).
  • 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.

We do not offer walk-in or drop-in appointments. If you are in crisis, we do have a counselor-on-duty who may be able to meet with you. For more information about our crisis services, please refer to our Crisis Services page.

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