Get support to help you succeed

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Many students come to the Counseling Center for support with depression, anxiety, the adjustment to college life, situational challenges, or the treatment of ongoing conditions. Some students want to deepen their understanding of self. Other students are struggling to get through a hard time. There are as many reasons to seek counseling as there are clients.

Make an appointment

Call 970-247-7212


Individual & group counseling

Call our office to make an appointment for individual counseling, or to set up a screening for one of our counseling groups. Make your way down this page to read more about individual counseling, the counseling groups you can join, and more about what's available for you here.


Seminars & workshops

Gain valuable insights and learn tips and tricks to manage the stress of everyday, especially in these uncertain times. Join us on Zoom for 30-minute skills seminars (students only) or 60-minute Wellness Workshops (open to students, faculty, and staff).


Virtual Care Packages

Finish the semester strong with these self-care packages. 

Counseling is collaboration

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You can expect your counselor to listen to you closely in order to understand your concerns and how they fit into your life and worldview.

Counseling is an opportunity to learn:

  • To make decisions that further your goals
  • Improved personal & interpersonal skills
  • Overcome blocks to your own success
  • About your own needs and the needs of others

Counseling is not:

  • Simply venting or complaining
  • Counselors solving problems for you

You and your counselor will explore together the places in your life where you feel stuck or dissatisfied, or are in pain. Your counselor will support you as you find new ways to navigate life’s challenges.

About appointments

The intake

Your first session at the Counseling Center—we call it an Intake—is different from following sessions in that we’ll focus on background questions in order to gain an overview of you and your life. You'll complete some paperwork, and your counselor will look to get the bigger picture of where you are and what's going on for you. The intake also gives us a chance to match you with the best counselor for you.

Two options

Traditional session

We often book traditional sessions as much as two weeks out. We’re just that busy. These sessions begin with a 50-minute intake, and should you choose to continue counseling, you'll schedule follow-up sessions.

Same-day triage

For situational issues or concerns that need immediate attention, you can schedule a same-day (20-minute) triage appointment. We’ll assess your needs and help you determine next steps.

You've already paid for counseling

If you’re enrolled in at least eight credits, your student fees include payment for four 50-minute sessions per academic year following your initial intake. After that, 50-minute sessions are $35, and 30-minute sessions are $18. If you’re enrolled in fewer than eight credits, sessions are prorated at one session per two credit hours.

 

Group counseling

Life Skills
About

Do life more enjoyably. Learn a broad range of skills to manage stress, overcome depression and anxiety, and improve your relationships with yourself and others. We’ll focus on mindfulness, communication skills, and emotional health.

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Details

6 weeks | $50

Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5 p.m. beginning March 29, 2022.

Email Brian Arens or call the FLC Counseing Center for more information.

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Dream Group
About

Curious to learn more about your dreams and what your dreams are telling you? Craving deep, long-lasting connection with like-minded peers? Interested in self-growth and gaining more insight into your life? Want to become more attuned to your dreams? Craving deep, long-lasting connection with like-minded peers? Dream Group at the Fort Lewis Counseling Center might be for you!

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Details

Weekly In-Person Meetings with Meghan Doenges and Danielle Beamer:

  • Fridays: 3 - 5 p.m.
  • February 11 - April 29, 2022
  • $70 for the whole semseter

Contact the FLC Counseing Center for a meet and greet if you're interested!

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Nature Therapy River Trip
About

Fort Lewis Counseling Center and FLOW present Nature Therapy River Trip: Connecting with nature, ourselves, and each other.

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Details
  • March 18-20, 2022
  • Led by Aaron Belson, LCSW and Counseling Center Staff
  • Trip will include group therapy sessions to prepare and conclude the experience.
  • Cost: $70

More information to come! Contact Aaron at the FLC Counseling Center if interested.

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Grief Group
About

Are you struggling with the loss of someone you love? Losing someone you love can be an intense human experience. Navigating the changes in your life and going through the heavy emotions can be hard to handle on your own. The FLC Counseling Center Grief Group can help! 

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Details

This will be an in-person group, limited to eight individuals. Each session will be led by FLC Counseling Center counselors.

  • Mondays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • February 28 - April 18, 2022
  • Noble Hall Conference Room (Noble 267)
  • $65 for all 8 sessions

Contact the Counseling Center for more information.

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Cultural humility

The path to becoming a counselor involves considerable work understanding one’s self, in order to be ready to get to really know each client and their world. This process continues throughout a counselor’s career, as well, and includes seizing opportunities for education in the cultures and experiences of others. All of the counselors at FLC’s Counseling Center, regardless of their background, are committed to recognizing their own cultural footing, and honoring yours.

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Where to go and for what

In the event of an emergency, call 911. Campus police will help you get where you need to go. In non-emergency situations, you have time to choose the option that best fits. It can be tricky to make decisions from a hard place, so here are some general ideas about when to go to the Counseling Center for support, and when to go to WellPAC’s Peer Support office.

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Counseling Center

Go to the Counseling Center if:

  • You are experiencing a crisis or mental health emergency during business hours (8-12, 1-5).
  • You have feelings of hopelessness, decreased energy, sadness, irritability, thoughts of suicide and/or feel unable to cope.
  • You have excessive worry or anxiety that is interfering with your ability to function
  • You have experienced any type of traumatic event or abuse and it is negatively impacting your life.
  • You are facing a difficult life transition or loss that is major and affecting you negatively
  • You are struggling with addiction.
  • You spend a lot of time obsessing over things or you are consumed by compulsive thoughts.
Contact the Counseling Center
WellPAC peer support

Go to the WellPAC peer support office if:

  • You think you might be homesick.
  • You feel like you don't have social support or are struggling to make friends.
  • You are having conflict with a roommate, friend, loved one or classmate/s.
  • You are thinking about making changes in your alcohol, tobacco or cannabis use and aren't sure how to start.
  • You would like to have a healthier lifestyle and want to talk through options and get motivated.
  • You are stressed and are having a hard time prioritizing.
  • You are not sure that your current coping mechanisms are working for you or you'd like to explore healthier ones.
  • You don't know what the heck you need or where to start.
Get peer support from WellPAC