We’re here for you

We offer high-quality, evidence-based mental health care to support UW’s diverse student body at two locations—the Counseling Center and Hall Health. Both locations offer a safe and inclusive environment to explore the challenges of life and learning through a range of services from individual counseling, groups, workshops and referrals off-campus.

You can call us for any concern, large or small. There is no wrong reason to reach out or make an appointment. Wherever you chose to start, we will make sure you get connected with the most appropriate treatment. We encourage you to consult with us even if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for or whether you “need” help.

Important update: Spring quarter mental health services

While the University is on modified remote operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many mental health services will still be offered during spring quarter from the Counseling Center and Hall Health Mental Health. Additionally, you may find this resource on coping with stress related to COVID-19 from the UW Counseling Center helpful.

What mental health services are available?

Individual, group and crisis counseling are available via secure Zoom sessions. Students can also access online workshops and other content to enhance your wellbeing and self-care. Here’s a summary of the services provided by the Counseling Center and Hall Health Mental Health:

Counseling Center

  • Online workshops
  • Brief individual counseling
  • Crisis response

Call 206-543-1240 to make an appointment.

Hall Health Mental Health

  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Group counseling
  • Brief individual counseling
  • Crisis response

Call 206-543-5030 to make an appointment.

What can I expect from an online appointment with the Counseling Center or Hall Health Mental Health?

A trained clinician will meet with you via secure Zoom to discuss your concerns. We will then work collaboratively with you to develop a plan for next steps. Next steps may include effective coping strategies, a follow-up appointment, or referral to other resources.

Who should I contact for mental health services?

Both the Counseling Center and Hall Health Mental Health offer similar counseling services. If you already have a provider at Hall Health or you are interested in medication, Hall Health may be a good place to start. If you do not have access to health insurance, the Counseling Center may be a good place to start. Either way, the professionals at both places can help direct you to the appropriate service.

Will Let’s Talk be available during spring quarter?

Let’s Talk will be offered in an online format spring quarter.  Please check the Let’s Talk page for more information.

Mental Health Services at Hall Health

All UW Seattle students can seek mental health services at Hall Health. The first step is a brief support visit that is free—paid for by the Services & Activities Fee. Follow-up visits are billed to your insurance.

To schedule a brief support visit, call 206.543.5030 up to 48-hours in advance of when you would like to be seen. This is a 20-minute session with a counselor to discuss your concerns and explore treatment options.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers short-term mental health services at no charge to currently enrolled, degree-seeking UW Seattle students. To schedule an intake, call 206.543.1240 when we open on the day before you would like to come in. This initial appointment is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and develop a treatment plan with a counselor.