Counseling appointments available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am - noon and 1:00 - 4:30 pm. Administrative support is available Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30 pm.
There arenopsychiatric services over the summer.
Appointment requests can be made by either calling 503-768-7160 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If emailing, please include your availability during our office hours to help expedite the process.
Not sure if you might benefit from talking with a counselor? Take an anonymous, confidential online self-assessment related to depression, anxiety, substance use, gambling, bipolar disorder, eating, psychosis, post-traumatic stress, or general well-being. At the end of the screening, you will receive feedback about whether you might benefit from talking with a counselor.
At one time or another, many students feel overwhelmed by the stress of academics, work, family, or relationships. Counseling Center staff are available to help students cope with these and other stressors. About 15% of Lewis & Clark students (25% of undergraduates) visit the Counseling Center each year.
Counseling Center staff are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all L&C students—undergraduate, law and graduate (GSEC). We offer primarily short-term individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as crisis counseling and some psychiatry services. Our staff consists of licensed mental health clinicians.
Students interested in counseling services are encouraged to call (503-768-7160) to schedule an initial assessment with a counselor. Counselors will meet with students to determine appropriate next steps for care which may include: referral to another campus support resource, follow up with the Counseling Center, placement on a Counseling Center assignment list for ongoing counseling, and/or referral to off-campus resources. Please let us know when you contact us if you think you might need any disability-related accommodations to support your engagement with us.
If you choose to meet with the counselor via Zoom, our staff will ask your location. Professional licensure is issued by the state of Oregon, and restricts our practice to individuals located within the state at the time of contact. We are happy to speak with students residing outside of Oregon to assist with referrals in your area.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and worry for the safety of yourself or another person, please seek immediate Crisis Support. Contact our Crisis Counseling Service at 503-265-7804, Multnomah County Crisis Line at 503-988-4888, or the Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741).
If you are experiencing an emergency, call Campus Safety at 503-768-7777 or call 911 for assistance.
If you are in distress or crisis and need to speak with a counselor soon, yet feel able to schedule an urgent appointment for later the same day or on the next business day, call the LC Counseling Center during our hours of operation (Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1:00-4:30 p.m.). If you need an appointment urgently, please let us know. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a message with your name and a phone number where we can reach you. We will return your call as soon as possible to arrange an urgent session. Note that Counseling Center staff may call from a “blocked” or “unavailable” phone number.
It is important to have a private, secure space for tele-health appointments, whether the appointment is with one of our on-campus Wellness staff or with an off-campus provider. If you don’t have a private, secure space, please call Health Promotion & Wellness to request use of a “Zoom Room”. Zoom Rooms can afford you a private location for your telehealth appointment. Please call in advance, as reservations are required. Space is limited, so zoom rooms may not always be available. Call 503-768-8225 or email email@example.com to request a room.
Counseling Center Statement on Racism and Oppression
Events in recent years have raised the national awareness about the brutal treatment and violence directed toward Black people and other people of color in the United States. These events have also, once again, highlighted the racial inequities and cultural injustice in America. Counseling Center staff are committed to supporting Black students, Asian and Pacific Islander students, other students of color, and their allies related to the stresses of these times, and to creating a more just, equitable world.
Statement of our commitment to diversity and inclusion
Counseling Center staff are committed to providing a safe environment for all by recognizing the unique identities of our diverse Lewis & Clark community. It is part of our professional ethics and personal values to promote inclusion and to be aware of the impact of privilege, prejudice, marginalization and discrimination in the lives of individuals. We strive to create an atmosphere where we foster dialogue and promote actions that respect and honor all persons. We believe that sharing and supporting varying perspectives facilitates connection, health, and wellness.