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COVID-19 Update, April 8, 2020:

Counseling Services are now being offered via telemental health, via a secure video platform. Our staff are providing services to students residing in Oregon, and in some other states.  (Licensing restrictions currently prohibit us from providing ongoing telemental health services to students in some states.)

If you need to reach someone in the Counseling Service (including our psychiatrist), please e-mail us at counsel@lclark.edu, or call 503-768-7160.  Please note that Counseling staff who are returning calls will generally call from a phone number that does not display on the recipient’s phone. Anytime that Counseling staff are unavailable, students can access our Crisis Counseling Service at 503-265-7804.   

Working together, we can protect the health of our community.

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See also our “Support in the time of COVID-19” resource page.

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At one time or another, students may feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of college, work, family, or relationships. Counseling Service staff are available to help students cope with these and other stressors. About 15% of Lewis & Clark students (25% of undergraduates) visit the Counseling Service each year. 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 and doctoral practicum clinicians who are supervised by our licensed staff.  Follow this link for more information about accessing services.  

Statement of our commitment to diversity and inclusion:  We in the counseling service 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.

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  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Did you know the Counseling Service can help you with stress management or sleep problems?</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Do you or do you know someone who may have an eating disorder or body image issues? The Counseling Service can help.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Have you experienced a loss? The Counseling Service can help during your time of grief.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the Counseling Service.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> If you want to find off-campus mental health providers, the Counseling Service or Case Management office can provide you with referrals.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> The Counseling Service provides confidential individual and couples counseling.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> The Counseling Service offers support around sexual orientation and gender identity.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> The Counseling Service can help you with family concerns or issues.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> The Counseling Service provides crisis counseling sessions. Appointment times are held each day for students who need to be seen urgently.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Law, Grad and Undergraduate students can all access services at the Counseling Service.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> The Counseling Service can assist students with academic concerns.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Support groups are often run out of the Counseling Service. Call us to find out more.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> It’s not uncommon for students to feel lonely or feel like they have low self-esteem. The Counseling Service can provide tips to improve these feelings.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> More than 20% of our undergraduate students visit the Counseling Service each year.</p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Panic attacks are common amongst college students. The Counseling Service can help you manage these.</p></div>

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