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Our office will be closed on November 26 and 27​. If you are in crisis, please call the Pierce County Crisis Line on 1-800-576-7764​

Counseling and Pyschological Services is operating remotely Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Please reach us by email at uwtcaps@uw.edu or call (253) 692-4522.

We provide free counseling to currently enrolled UW Tacoma students and consultation to faculty and staff.

2020 Election Resoucres

Registered students click here for details on how to make an appointment.

Resources for benefit eligible faculty and staff

For more resources and information about mental health related organizations, see our resources page

Student Life has complied what is reffered to as the "Purple Sheet". This document serves as a quick reference to assist faculty and staff in assessing behaviors that may be referred to the CARE team and how to do so.

download the Purple Sheet

Black Lives Matter - Statement from Our Staff

To everyone affected by social injustices, especially the members of the Black, African, and African-American communities: We at the UWT office of Counseling and Psychological Services will continue to work against racial injustice. We realize that our anger, fear, and sadness regarding the violence of racism, both recently, and throughout history, MUST be channeled into continuing to support the UWT community and our students. Our work welcomes all experiences and feelings in response to these repeated individual and societal traumas and we will collectively work to do better in supporting you with compassion and humility. We also realize that our field has a history of being complicit in racial injustice and thus, we also will continue to work on dismantling and challenging this history both within our field, and within ourselves. We will continue to stand with you.


We are also available for consultation with students' families, faculty, staff, and community members. If you are in crisis or are concerned about a friend or loved one and need immediate assistance, here are some options:  

  • UWT Campus Security (253) 692-4416 (if you are on campus)
  • UW Safe Campus (253) 692-7233 https://www.washington.edu/safecampus/
  • Pierce County Crisis line 1-800-576-7764
  • Crisis Text line: Text START to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, any type of crisis.
  • 911
  • Your closest hospital emergency room






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