Counseling Services

At WSU Tri-Cities

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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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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