Counseling is available to any WOU student registered for 1+ credits of in-person or Monmouth campus hybrid classes and has been assessed the Student Health Fee. Students taking all online classes may opt-in for the health fee to be assessed to their student account to access services.

All services are confidential and students who have been assessed the health fee have access to unlimited appointments. The health fee is $154 per term.

Same day crisis appointments are available daily and do not require an appointment. If you think you (or a friend) is in crisis, please get to a safe place and call us at (503) 838-8313 or Campus Public Safety (503) 838-9000. All WOU students are able to access crisis services regardless of eligibility.

 Frequently asked questions:

Click here  for a list of our most frequently asked questions from students at WOU.

If you would like to make an appointment call 503-838-8313.

For any additional costs or fees, see our 22-23 OAR fee schedule.


Types of counseling services offered:

  • Individual counseling
  • Crisis counseling
  • Consultation
  • Lending library
  • Group counseling
  • Outreach programs
  • Mental health prescriptions
  • Couples counseling
  • Limited testing
  • Referral information
  • Alcohol and drug counseling
Quick Facts:
  • Counselors are state licensed professional counselors, registered associate counselors and graduate-level counseling interns.
  • For the 2022/23 academic year, there are 4 professional/associate counseling staff, assisted by the graduate intern students.
  • The most commonly diagnosed mental health illness in the USA is anxiety.
  • Counseling in the community (outside of the SHCC) can run from $150-200 an hour. Because our appointments are free, college is a great, affordable time to try counseling!

If you would like to make an appointment, or for more information, call 503-838-8313 or stop by the counseling center. Students in crisis are seen as soon as possible.

Support Groups & Workshops

Throughout the year there will be opportunities to join a group or attend workshops offered by our counseling staff. Students that pay the SHCC fee may attend at no cost, but some groups may require an intake appointment prior to joining.  Past topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Support Group
  • Self Care Group
  • Grief and Loss Workshop Series
  • Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group
  • Student of Color
What groups are happening this term?

Check the Updates & Events Page


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