We’re here to connect you to the care you need.

In a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.

If you need to talk with a mental health counselor, schedule an appointment online using our Student Portal or call at 206-543-1240.

We provide both virtual and limited in-person sessions as counselors share offices due to space limitations at the center.

At the UW Counseling Center, every single member of our team dedicates their working hours (and often our waking hours!) to seek ways to enhance the UW Student Community’s access to wellness resources within and beyond UW. We strive to create a safe environment for students to explore and overcome challenges connected to life and learning. Through innovative programs and partnerships, we aim to deliver on our commitment to support our student community so UW feels less overwhelming and more inspiring!  

Our multidisciplinary mental health team is dedicated to practicing through an inclusive and anti-oppressive lens that affirms the needs of those frequently marginalized by mainstream mental health practices. 

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.

Because UW should be challenging, not overwhelming!

Are you in crisis?

If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone, UW partners with My SSP to give students access to same-day, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, 24/7 and in multiple languages.

There are several ways to connect: 

As a UW student, your college experience should be challenging but not overwhelming. There are several ways that you can protect your mental health during your time at UW so that you have a positive fulfilling experience at University. Learn about some elements that are known to protect students from the negative effects of mental distress.

Sense of belongingness or community engagement

    1. Nurturing familial connections can facilitate opportunities for you to discuss any upcoming stressor with family members and gain insight and support.
    2. Participation in a club or in organized sports is a good way of creating community in a large university. UW has several registered student organizations that you can choose to join.
    3. Engaging in volunteer work within the community or having a job on or off campus can provide a sense of purpose and create opportunities for engagement with a smaller group of individuals on a regular basis.