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 the academic year. 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.
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WSU is offering telemental health and crisis support for WSU Tri-Cities students throughout the year. 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.


Counseling services is now offering special support for Finals Week and throughout Winter Break. Contact tricities.counselingservices@wsu.edu for Zoom information.

  • First Year Students– Mondays at 5:30 P.M. via Zoom
  • Coping with COVID– Wednesdays at 12:00 P.M. via Zoom
  • Students with Children- Fridays at 12:00 P.M. via Zoom

Every participant is required to complete the Online Consent Form prior to attending the Zoom meeting.


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

  • Mindful Meditation– Mondays at 12:00 P.M. via Zoom

https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95978624124pwd=M292SG5QNE9QQUhYT0dQSFNRdmdVQT09

  • 1o-Minute Trivia (for staff/faculty)– Wednesdays at 12:00 P.M. via Zoom

https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92887994255pwd=V1RoRFB5QjNiRDhSTml6cnJtQW1TQT09

  • Mindful Yoga– Wednesdays at 3:00 P.M. via Zoom

https://wsu.zoom.us/j/94924164958pwd=RUxmZmVxSDdhMnNMbVNkUCs2SkFhdz09

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