Counseling Services

Counseling Services promotes the psychological health and well-being of the University community through preventive, developmental, and supportive services. Academic success is facilitated by psychological health. Counseling services are available to help students achieve this health and success. Counselors 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.

Clients Served

Weekly counseling sessions are available to students on a first come first served basis. Appointments for the 2021-2022 academic year are $10 per 50-minute session and $15 per 90-minute session for currently enrolled traditional undergraduate students only. The first two sessions are free! If the fee is a barrier for you, please let us know. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Get the help you need! Do not let the fee prevent you from receiving vital services at the Wellness Center. (Note: Counseling services are not available to alumni, CAPS, graduate, online, and NPP students at the Wellness Center but may receive counseling from NUHope.)

It may be determined that a student’s needs are beyond the scope of services provided by the Wellness Center. In such cases, the Wellness Center staff will assist students with referrals to off-campus mental health resources. The student is financially responsible for all services received from off-campus providers.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment contact the Wellness Center at 425-889-5282, or email wellnesscenter@northwestu.edu.

Individual counseling sessions are typically 50 minutes in length with some sessions lasting up to 90 minutes. 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 policy regarding missed appointments.

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