Northwest University Counseling Center

Counseling Services promotes the psychological health and well-being of the University community through preventive, developmental, and supportive services. Psychological health plays a critical role in overall academic success. Counselors are trained to support students in their personal development by assisting them to better understand their thoughts, feelings, behavioral patterns, and explore ways to improve functioning. This contributes to greater wholeness, maturity, and enriched relationships with God, self, and others. These services are confidential. We also offer a number of educational seminars and workshops throughout the year to promote general wellness.

Clients Served

Counseling appointments for the 2023-2024 academic year will be facilitated by NUhope Community Counseling Center. NUhope is able to serve all students who reside in Washington State. Appointments are available on a first come first serve basis. Sessions are free for Kirkland undergraduates, but costs vary for graduate, NPP, and online students.

Scope of clinical services provided by campus counseling is limited. If it is determined that a student requires care beyond what can be clinically provided through campus counseling, the counselor will assist the student in providing referrals to off-campus resources. The student is financially responsible for all services received from off-campus providers.


To schedule an appointment contact NUhope at 425-889-5261, orĀ email at After inquiry, please be on the lookout for an email from a NUhope staff member with further appointment details.

Individual counseling sessions are typically 50 minutes in length. Appointments are arranged at the convenience of the student and the counselor.

We provide weekly counseling appointments to a large volume of students and due to the demand we often have students waiting for an available appointment time. In consideration of this, please see our Missed Appointments Policy.

Common Reasons Students Seek Individual Counseling

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Family concerns
  • Personal support in navigating life challenges
  • Adjustment concerns
  • Mood disorders (depression, bi-polar)
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Substance use/abuse
  • Life stages transitions
  • Grief/loss
  • Developmental issues
  • Chronic health issues
  • Addictions

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