The Office of Student Services Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services has moved locations! Aphrodite is in West 263B.

Short term mental health care for current Washington State University Tri-Cities’ students is available on campus from Aphrodite Beidler, LMHC. There is no fee for services, and strict confidentiality is maintained in accordance with the legal and ethical guidelines. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students.

We offer the following services:

  • Initial Assessment
  • Individual Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Conjoint Counseling
  • Consultation Services

Aphrodite is available for appointments:

  • Monday: 8:00-4:00
  • Tuesday: 8:00-4:00
  • Wed: 1:00-4:00
  • Thursday: 8:00-3:00
  • Friday: 8:00-12:00

Note: There are no summer Counseling Serivces.

You are welcome to stop by or to call at: 509-372-7153. Please leave your name, phone number, and preferred dates and times, and she will return your call promptly to schedule your appointment.

Spring 2015 Student Success Workshops

All workshops are FREE! No RSVP needed.

Workshops Location: West 223

Monday, January 12 at 10:00am
Tuesday, January 13 at 1:00pm
Goal Setting: Working hard sounds great but it offers no guarantee of success. This workshop is designed to help you get focused and to set up realistic and attainable goals. Learn how to prioritize effectively, how to get motivated.


Monday, January 26 at 10:00am
Tuesday, January 27 at 1:00pm
Time Management I: Time management is really “self-management.” This workshop is designed to help you understand how the brain processes the concept of time. Find out what your “personal relationship” with time is. Address your weaknesses in the area of “time management”, address needs for improvement and learn how to develop more effective “time management” skills.

Monday, February 2 10:00am
Tuesday, February 3 at 1:00pm
Note Taking Strategies: Active listening and effective note taking are crucial skills for academic success. Listen to others’ ways of note taking. Learn what the top strategies for note taking are. Improve your in-class experience, enhance understanding of the material, be more organized, and perform better at tests.


Monday, February 9 at 10:00am
Tuesday, February 10 at 1:00pm
Improve Study Habits. Learn the key components to successful study habits. Evaluate your current ones and discuss areas for improvement. Learn how to develop new study strategies that will help you study even more effectively.


Monday, February 23 at 10:00am
Tuesday, February 24 at 1:00pm
Happiness matters! Sometimes a negative mood can ruin our whole day. Our moods affect our thoughts and behavior and determine our success or failure. It is important to learn how to recognize them and how to navigate them so we end up where we want to be.


Monday, March 2 at 10:00am
Tuesday March 3 at 1:00pm
Time Management II. Learn how to manage yourself so you can “manage your time.” If you missed the first workshop on “time management” take the opportunity to attend this one. We will discuss reasons for procrastination and strategies for success!


Monday, March 23 at 10:00am
Tuesday, March 24 at 1:00pm
Communication Skills! Learning about communication styles and practicing how to be an even more effective communicator is essential for any kind of social success. This workshop will teach you how to become more assertive and help you improve your academic, professional and personal relationships.


Monday, April 6 at 10:00am
Tuesday, April 7 at 1:00pm
Control Presentation Anxiety! Do you stress out when you have a presentation coming up? Do you feel self-conscious when you are standing in front of others? Are you a shy person? Do you need presentation skills fast? Learn how you can overcome stress, how to build your confidence and then practice, practice, practice!


Monday, April 13 at 10:00am
Tuesday, April 14 at 1:00pm
Overcome Test Anxiety! Do you feel that you study for a test but your mind goes “blank” during testing time? Do you feel excessively worried and unable to focus? Learn effective ways to manage your anxiety before and during exams.

Questions? Contact Aphrodite Beidler at 372-7153 or