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Counseling Service

How to Use Our Services

We give students in crisis first priority for services. Students who experience suicidal thoughts or thoughts of wanting to harm someone else should contact us right away. Click here for more information about accessing crisis support.

Counseling services are free of charge for currently enrolled undergraduate, law, and graduate students. There are modest fees for consultations with our psychiatry staff, but we can provide you with a receipt that you may be able to submit to your health insurance plan for reimbursement. Please be aware that we do assess a fee when a student makes an appointment but no-shows without canceling.  

There are two ways students can access the Counseling Service:  

1.  Walk-in Consultations

Walk-in Consultations are designed to be single-session, 20-30-minute meetings with a therapist to consult about a problem.  Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.  During the academic year, walk-in times will be available:

  • Tuesdays 2-3:30pm in lower Odell (bring student ID to swipe in)

  • Thursdays 2-3:30pm in lower Templeton (right next door to the Health Service)

If you are concerned about the welfare of someone else, a walk-in consultation can often provide the support and referrals you need.  

2.  Scheduled Assessments

Scheduled Assessments are more comprehensive, pre-scheduled 45-minute assessments with a therapist that often result in a referral to ongoing psychological care, either on- or off-campus. Call 503-768-7160 to schedule an assessment, or you can stop by the Templeton Counseling Service (next to the Health Service) to schedule your appointment. Students in crisis (e.g., recent suicidal thoughts or trauma) should be sure to let staff know of their crisis, and they will be scheduled into an assessment as soon as possible.

We invite you to call or stop by for more information about our services.

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