Mental Health Services at the UW counseling center Autumn 2021

We are excited to provide streamlined, user-friendly mental health care with the merging of Hall Health Mental Health Clinic and the Counseling Center! We also have an upgraded new online client portal! We continue to provide mental health services with cultural awareness and collaborate with campus partners to serve students! However, we are also extremely understaffed at a time when unfortunately, the need for mental health support has soared. At the UW Counseling Center, you will likely experience longer wait times to schedule initial appointments and longer wait times for follow up appointments.  We are hiring multiple new staff to help address this.

Most of our services are still being provided virtually–fortunately, research confirms what our staff and students have observed – telehealth is effective.

Where can I receive remote services?
Your Location


In Washington Outside the state of Washington


Yes Yes
Let’s Talk Yes Yes
Short-term individual counseling Yes No
Group counseling Yes Maybe *check with your counselor
Workshop Yes Yes
Referral to ongoing support For the DIY option, you can check out our database online.


If you have an immediate need, My Student Support Program (My SSP) provides free crisis and single session counseling with licensed mental health providers free to UW students.


1-866-775-0608 (outside the US or Canada: 001-416-380-6578), or via messaging at the free My SSP app or website.  There may be a wait to talk to a counselor but they will always call back.
If you are anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed, try guided deep breathing


3 minute breathing space:
Mindfulness, yoga, deep breathing, and other activities are resources for everyone
Let’s Talk


Drop-in 2-4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.  See  for additional options.
Connect with supportive communities on campus *Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) *wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

*Q Center

*Disability and D/deaf Cultural Center (D Center)

*Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE)

*Registered Student Organization (RSO) Directory

If you want counseling that extends further than the short-term counseling we can provide, we are happy to help you get connected through our referral services.  For the DIY option, you can check out our database online.  Due to high demand, it can take weeks to get connected to a therapist in Seattle.

Culturally Responsive, LGBTQ Affirming Therapists
Multicultural Counselors

Psychology Today Provider Search
Need more assistance? Call 206-543-1240 or students can consult with our case manager on a list of therapists in the community for ongoing support through Let’s Talk: Referral to Ongoing Support.