Counseling Services

At WSU Tri-Cities

The Office of Student Affairs will solely be providing telemental health and crisis support services for WSU Tri-Cities students through Fall Semester 2020. If you are in need of behavioral health services, please contact our clinician below:

photo of Sylvia van Breda Vriesman, LMFT
Sylvia van Breda Vriesman, LMFTStudent Counselor and Wellness CoordinatorPhone: 509-372-7153
Appointments can now be scheduled by phone, or by filling out the Cougar Cares form below. Counseling services are free and confidential for WSU Tri-Cities students.

WSU is offering telemental health and crisis support for WSU Tri-Cities students through the summer. WSU Tri-Cities students can access ProtoCall, a national provider of on-call behavioral health services, for emotional support and care. Calls to ProtoCall are confidential, and staff is familiar with available services on the Tri-Cities campus and within the community.

To speak to a mental health provider 24/7, call 509-554-5684.


If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate assistance from medical professionals or the police, call 911.

If you are in need of additional non-emergency help and would like to speak to someone in Student Affairs, please consider filling out a Cougar Cares form.

Are You in Crisis?
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • WSU Employee Assistance Program:1-877-313-4455
  • Visit ULifeline to take a self-evaluation and learn about additional resources