Counseling Center

How to Schedule an Appointment

Intake Appointments

To begin meeting with a counselor, you must first schedule an intake appointment. An intake is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and develop a treatment plan with a counselor. 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 meet with a counselor. An intake appointment typically lasts 45-50 minutes.

Every weekday we offer a small number of next-day intake appointments that you can schedule for the following day. The next day appointments are usually at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:30. To schedule, call us at 206.543.1240 the day before you’d like to be seen.

Due to high demand, there are a limited number of intake appointments available before the end of the quarter. Other options include:

 

One-Time Appointments

We are currently offering one-time appointments for students who have one or two concerns they would like to discuss with a counselor. During this one-time meeting, the counselor will help students create an action plan for addressing their concerns. A one-time appointment is not an intake appointment.

This service is available for students who are not interested in ongoing counseling.  One-time appointments are not appropriate for crisis or urgent situations; the Counseling Center offers crisis services for students who need urgent assistance.

Call us at 206.543.1240 to schedule one of the following one-time appointments:

  • Monday, 11/18 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Monday, 11/25 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, 12/2 at 9:00 a.m.

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.


We do not offer walk-in or drop-in appointments. If you are in crisis, we 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.