Hours & Information
Beginning May 24, the counseling center will be closed for the summer. We reopen for student appointments on Sept. 8. For administrative assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will respond within 5 to 7 business days.
For Whitworth Students:
- If you are experiencing a medical emergency or suicidal crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- If you are in crisis and need to speak with a counselor immediately, call Whitworth Counseling Center 24/7 Mental Health Access: 509.777.3259, press 1. Counselors are available 24/7.
- If you are seeking self-help resources for positive coping during the pandemic, check out our coronavirus-specific resources.
Given the complexity of laws and regulations that govern counseling practice and licensure across state lines, we have decided to continue our careful approach of providing triage, short-term support and referral to providers in your home community as our primary way of working with out-of-state students. Out-of-state students may also attend "Let's Tele-talk" consultation sessions.
Additional Crisis Resources:
- National Suicide Helpline: 1.800.273.8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor
- For International Students who are in their home countries:
- International Crisis and Suicide Hotlines and Text – a comprehensive listing.
The center is here to help you make the most of your Whitworth experience. We invite you to make an appointment to meet with one of our counselors to discuss your concerns. We hope we can be of assistance to you so that you may accomplish all you set out to do here at Whitworth.
There are many reasons students come to the counseling center. For example, students come to the counseling center with concerns about their relationships, health, happiness, motivation, behaviors, stress, trauma or life decisions. Meeting with a counselor is a chance to explore one's hopes and fears and to determine possible courses of action or resolution in a respectful and confidential setting.
All full-time matriculated day students are eligible to receive counseling services. Students who are not eligible to receive counseling services include graduate students, continuing education students, and those completing a BSN through the WSU College of Nursing. Those attending the WSU College of Nursing can access mental-health support through WSU Spokane Counseling Services.
The counseling center is able to provide short-term, time-limited counseling (a maximum of 10 individual sessions per academic year) in order to offer services to as many students as possible. All counseling services are free of charge.
In addition to individual counseling, we provide relational counseling (for friends or couples), informal consultation, referrals to private care, and crisis intervention to help students gain the skills and insights they need to overcome adversity and thrive in their lives and learning.
The counseling center is committed to providing high-quality, confidential, ethical and culturally affirming mental health services to Whitworth University students. The center offers group counseling, short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention services. We are responsive to the developmental, cultural and demographic diversity of our students as they pursue their college education. As a department within the division of student life, the counseling center also provides consultation, training and outreach to the Whitworth community regarding mental health concerns.