Services | Student Counseling Center

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Confidential individual, group  and couples counseling services are available to all Pacific University students. Concerns commonly addressed include adjustment to college or professional programs, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma (current and past), relationship concerns, academic problems, family of origin issues, identity exploration, body image, substance abuse, eating issues and stress management.

**Currently enrolled students are eligible for counseling services. Up to 10 sessions per year (July-June) are subsidized by tuition, and are provided at no additional cost. Extended service fees (>10 sessions per year) are $15 per session.

Crisis Services

Students dealing with urgent concerns may walk in during the noon hour when no appointment is needed.

During regular business hours, students, faculty and staff may contact the Counseling Center (503-352-2191) regarding student and campus emergency situations. After hours, call the Washington County Crisis Line (503-291-9111) or go to a local emergency room.

Consulting and Referral

Referrals to community resources may be made when additional services are required to meet the psychological needs of students.

Seminars and Workshops

Programs focused on mental health, adjustment and developmental topics are offered to the campus community. These are designed to help students learn skills and strategies to deal with stress, school related problems, issues related to living in a diverse and multicultural world, and other personal and mental health issues.