Student Counseling Center

We are open and available to students, staff, and faculty during this uncertain time.

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Student Counseling Center (SCC) is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our community through the use of social distancing precautions. While we have suspended all in-person appointments for the foreseeable future, we continue to offer a variety of support services. We encourage any Pacific University student, staff, or faculty to contact us for support. We are able to provide teletherapy for students located in the state of Oregon whose concerns fall within our scope of practice and for whom teletherapy is an appropriate form of treatment. In cases where SCC staff determine that our current services are not appropriate to meet a student's therapeutic needs, referrals for other services will be provided.

While our physical offices are closed to in-person visits, we are responding to email and phone messages during our normal business hours. Students requesting appointments may leave a message at 503-352-2191 or email us at

Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to continue to provide mental health services to our campus community. Please utilize our page of coping resources as you navigate the changes associated with the COVID-19 response.

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We are pleased to offer a pre-recorded version of our popular skill-based group, called the Mindful Coping Practice Series! We will guide you through mindfulness exercises to enhance flexibility and develop insights about how you respond to distress. 

Follow us on Instagram @pacificuniversityscc to find out about the latest events and resources and to receive mental health resiliency tips.

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) strives to support students in reaching their academic potential by focusing on intellectual, emotional, social and cultural development. The SCC at Pacific University provides a range of services including consultation, crisis services, group therapy, and short-term individual therapy to students whose presenting concerns fall within our scope of practice and would be best served within our center.

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

At the Student Counseling Center, we are committed to creating an environment that affirms, respects, and honors the diversity of our student body. We value the opportunity to work with students in exploring their intersecting identities around sex, gender, disability, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, body size, age, socioeconomic status, national origin, immigration status, and more. In advocating for students’ well-being, we bring an awareness of the impact of systemic oppression on mental health and acknowledge that our multicultural learning is an ongoing and intentional process. As a team, we welcome dialogue and feedback from our community as we strive to create a more inclusive and equitable center on our campus.


Contact Us

Forest Grove Clinic
2142 College Way 

Hillsboro Clinic
730 SE Oak Street, Ste. D 

Phone: 503-352-2191


SCC 24/7 Support & Crisis Line | 503-352-2999

Wash. Co. Crisis Line | 503-291-9111

Crisis Text Line (24/7) | Text "GO" to 741-741

Mailing Address
UC Box A174
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116


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