Psychological & Wellness Services (PAWS) provides confidential mental health counseling and related services for currently enrolled UW Tacoma students at no additional costs. We also provide consultation to faculty, staff, and university student families.
It is common for students to sometimes feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of academics, work, family, and other relationships. Psychological and Wellness Services is here to help students cope with stresses and personal issues that can interfere with their ability to perform in school.
We provide intentional, problem-focused mental health counseling, aimed at building better skills and exploring alternative ways of coping. Psychological & Wellness Services provides confidential crisis, individual, couples*, and group counseling; educational workshops and classroom presentations; consultation for students, faculty, staff, and student families; and referrals (when appropriate) to community mental health and social service providers and other UWT student services and resources.
*We are unable to provide couples counseling via teletherapy.
Our office is open Monday to Thursday 8 am to 5 pm, and Friday 8 am to 1:30 pm. We have virtual only hours on Friday from 1:30 pm to 5 pm. We are located in MAT (Mattress Factory) 354.
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