Counseling Center


The Counseling Center offers workshops that teach skills related to stress management, managing thoughts and emotions, mindfulness, and more. See below for a current listing of workshops. 

Winter 2020 Workshops


These 5 drop-in workshops focus on learning skills to help you feel better fast. Click here to find out more about each session.

Time: Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Dates: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21
Location: Schmitz 401
Who: All students
Intake needed: No
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Anne Swenson, PhD


Mental Health for the People is a quarterly workshop series focused on mental health topics from a social justice perspective. Specifically, addressing issues such as racial fatigue, navigating mental health as a person of color, mindfulness and social justice work, and non-western healing practices. Each 90 minute drop-in workshop will be a different topic and will include time for a discussion and questions. Some topics may be focused on certain populations whereas others may be broad topics that impact a variety of marginalized identities.

Time: Friday, February 14th from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: ECC (Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center)
Who: All students
Intake needed: No
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Andrea Salazar-Nuñez, PhD


This group is designed for anyone looking to incorporate mindfulness-based skills into their life to manage stress and anxiety. You’ll be led through guided meditations designed to help reduce distress and ground you to the present moment. The group will also include some gentle yoga postures, but please be advised no prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary.

Sessions will build upon each other, so students are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions.

Comfortable clothing recommended, please bring either a yoga mat or a towel.

Time: Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Round 1 – January 16, 23, 30 and February 6
Round 2 – February 20, February 27th, March 5th, and March 12th
Location: Schmitz Hall 401
Who: All students
Intake needed: No
Cost: Free
Facilitator: David Slagle, LMFT and Nicole Montes, MA
To register: Call the Counseling Center to learn how to join this group at 206.543.1240.


Did you grow weary this holiday season of having to answer this dreaded question: “What will you do with your advanced degree?”
In this highly interactive workshop, graduate students will engage in a variety of small group activities to identify their highest values and to learn how these values may be applied to their professional pathways. Participants will leave this workshop with the tools to determine the best fit between their personal and professional values with various career options they may be considering. Check out our flyer here!
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on January 14th, 2020
Location: Mary Gates Hall, Room 136 – Career & Internship Center Conference Room
Who: Grad students
Intake needed: No
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Scott Shiebler, PhD, MSW
To register: This is a drop-in workshop.



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