The WWCC Counseling Service will be suspending therapeutic counseling services during the campus closure.  Counselors will be available by phone and email to provide referral and community resource information to students for their local area. Students may leave a voicemail message at 509-527-4347 for Caley Moyer, or 509-524-4791 for Paris Davis. Messages will be checked Monday-Friday at 9:00am,  noon, and 4:00pm. Please leave your phone number and an email address to which a counselor can respond, as telephone communication may not always be available. Any emergent medical or needs or concerns should be directed to your healthcare provider or emergency services (911). If you are concerned about your mental health safety, call the Walla Walla County Crisis Response Unit at 509-524-2999.  Please take into consideration that confidentiality will be considered by the Counseling Service at every point, but cannot be guaranteed when communicating with students by phone, email or internet. We are attempting to provide the highest level of service to students under these difficult circumstances. Your understanding of the circumstances and the possible limits to confidentiality is implicit in your communication with the Counseling Service.Because this is a rapidly developing situation, we encourage everyone to check a dedicated coronavirus page on the WWCC website,www.wwcc.edu/coronavirus, which is being updated regularly.

Counseling is available to all currently-enrolled WWCC students, free of charge.  WWCC Counseling provides assistance with emotional, psychological, social, and behavioral factors that impact your academic success at WWCC. Our goal is to assist a diverse population of learners to create and accomplish personal, educational, and career goals in an environment that fosters each student’s potential.

We offer short-term, individual counseling, (approximately 6 sessions) or brief, Therapeutic Check-In appointments for students already engaged in counseling services in the community.  If you require services that are outside the scope of assistance provided by our department and/or involve long-term intensive, specialized care or hospitalization you may be referred to an appropriate mental health provider in the community.

Counselors hold master’s degrees in a behavioral health field and are credentialed through the Washington State Department of Health.

Confidentiality

Information disclosed by the student during counseling is protected under confidentiality regulations of Washington law (RCW 18.225.100), but information may be released under the following exceptions as mandated by Washington law (RCW 18.225.105):

  1. With your written authorization for use and disclosure of information, or in the case of death or disability, the authorization of your personal representative.
  2. To any individual if the counselor reasonably believes that disclosure will avoid or minimize a serious, foreseeable or imminent risk to you or any other individual.
  3. When there is reasonable cause to believe that a child, dependent adult or vulnerable person is being or has been abused or neglected.
  4. When the student waives the privilege of confidentiality by bringing charges, complaints, lawsuit or dispute against the counselor.
  5. If the counselor receives a subpoena from the court to provide information. If this happens, only the minimum information necessary to satisfy the court’s order will be provided.

Availability of Services

Personal counseling services are available on the Walla Walla campus, Monday-Friday 9 am – 4 pm in fall, winter, and spring quarters.  Counseling service hours change each quarter on the Clarkston campus. We provide limited access to counseling services in summer quarter. The department prefers students make an appointment to see a counselor; however, ‘drop-in’ sessions are available to those students with urgent needs.

Personal counseling services are provided on the Walla Walla and Clarkston campuses. If you are not able to participate in services on campus, you may contact a WWCC Counselor to receive referrals to counseling providers and resources in your area.

Make an Appointment

Walla Walla Campus: Call (509) 527-4262 or visit the Advising & Counseling Center located in the Main Building (D) to schedule an appointment.  If you require emergency services when WWCC staff are unavailable, you are advised to contact the Walla Walla County Crisis Response Unit at (509) 524-2999 or Comprehensive Mental Health Services at (509) 524-2920 or 911 (9-911 from a campus phone).

Clarkston Campus: Call (509) 758-1713 or email Emma Carpenter at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.  Emma is located in office CWB 346.  If you require emergency services when WWCC staff are unavailable, you are advised to contact Asotin and Garfield County Crisis Line at 1-888-475-5665 or Quality Behavioral Health at (509) 758-3341 or 911 (9-911 from a campus phone).

Caley Moyer

Walla Walla

(509) 527-4262

Caley Moyer

Paris Davis

Walla Walla

(509) 524-4791

Paris Davis

Emma Carpenter

Clarkston Campus

(509) 758-1713

Emma Carpenter