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Health Center: Mental Health Counseling
Welcome! Mental health counseling is available at no cost to students enrolled at the university. Our staff members have experience working with diverse people on a wide range of concerns. Your counselor will work with you individually to determine the goals, duration, and best methods of counseling. We also offer cognitive testing services for ADHD and learning disabilities, and nutritional counseling.
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Scheduling: Call 503-943-7134, or in person at Orrico Hall (Upper Level)
Walk-In Hours: 10:00-11:00am, and 2:00-4:00pm, Monday though Friday
Emergencies: Call the Country Crisis Line at 503-488-9888 (24/7, everyday)
You can schedule an appointment with us you can call 503-943-7134 and say you want to meet with a counselor. The receptionist will work with you to find a day and time that fits your availability. You can also drop by the center (Orrico Hall Upper Level) between 8:30-4:30 M-F and make an appointment in person.
Most people will be offered times during our walk-in hours, which are from 10-11am and 2-4pm Monday through Friday, for Fall 2013. To meet with a counselor during those times, we suggest calling ahead (503-943-7134), but you can also just walk-in and ask to meet with someone. These appointments last about 20 minutes and are focused on immediate concerns, helping connect you with campus resources, and setting up additional care. If those times will not work for you, let the receptionist know, and a counselor will return your call and try to find a better time that works.
Counseling sessions are confidential, and we follow state laws that protect your privacy. Generally, we are not able disclose information to anyone (parents, professors, roommates, university administrators, etc) without your written consent to do this. More information is available in the Confidentiality Statement and Consent to Treatment form, and for any questions about confidentiality, please ask your counselor.
If you are currently experiencing a mental health emergency and urgently need to talk with a counselor, and it is within scheduled office hours, call 503-943-7134 and we can have someone talk with you right away. If it is not within scheduled office hours call or walk to Public Safety, call 911, call the Multnomah County Crisis Line (available 24 hours a day, everyday) at 503-988-4888, or drive yourself to the nearest emergency room.
effort to accommodate the needs of all students seeking counseling at
the University Health Center, most therapy is considered short-term.
Brief therapy is effective and it is not unusual for significant
change to occur in a few sessions, even for problems that seem
complicated. In cases where longer-term therapy is more appropriate,
or when specialized care that our counselors are not able to provide
is needed, our staff will assist you with a referral to an off-campus
Office HoursMonday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment with a health care or mental health provider, please call
After hours advice nurse: 1-800-607-5501.
For on campus medical emergencies, dial Campus Safety at x4444.
For off campus medical emergencies, dial 911.