Counseling Services

At WSU Tri-Cities

* In light of COVID-19, all appointments with admissions counselors have moved online.
Schedule a virtual appointment.

Welcome! Bienvenidos!

Thank you for stopping by our website. We want to assert that we’re here to support your mental health and wellness needs. Due to Covid-19 mandates, all counseling services will continue to be offered through synchronous telehealth services for Spring Semester. We encourage you to take care of yourself during this trying time and to reach out for support when needed.

Mission Statement

At WSU Tri-Cities Counseling Services, our mission is to embrace a holistic wellness approach to student development by removing psychological, emotional, and behavioral barriers to learning and success in a socially just and equitable environment.

Statement of our commitment
to diversity and inclusion

We at Counseling Services are committed to providing a safe environment for all by recognizing the unique identities of our diverse WSU Tri-Cities community. It is part of our professional ethics and personal values to promote inclusion and to be aware of the impact of privilege, prejudice, marginalization, and discrimination in the lives of individuals. We strive to create an atmosphere where we foster dialogue and promote actions that respect and honor all persons. We believe that sharing and supporting varying perspectives facilitates connection, health, and wellness.

Are you in Crisis?

WSU is offering crisis support for WSU Tri-Cities students throughout the year. Students can access ProtoCall by calling 509-554-5684. Calls to ProtoCall are confidential, and staff is familiar with available services on the Tri-Cities campus and within the community and are available 24/7.

Someone you know is in crisis?
  • 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 Services please consider filling out a Student Care Network form.
Need to talk?
  • 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

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Mindfulness Groups are now available for all students, faculty, and staff.

“Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to whatever is happening in our lives, inside and out, in the present moment. When we connect with the present, we become aware of habitual patterns of thought, emotion and behavior. This attitude of curiosity allows us to create new and healthier ways of responding to life’s challenges”. -Centre For Mindful Studies

What is Mindfulness?

What Does Mindfulness Does for your Brain & Mood?

Get stress management tips on your phone!

Feeling stressed, need help coping, or just want tips for managing your stress? We can help!

To sign up, text “@STRESS” to 73940
You can join at any time and this program is available for all WSU locations.


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Sylvia van Breda Vriesman, LMFTCounselor & CoordinatorPhone: 509-372-7153
Appointments can now be scheduled by phone. Counseling services are free and confidential for WSU Tri-Cities students.
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Marin BenderCounseling Services Mental Health Fellow