Counseling & Psychological Services 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. Counseling & Psychological 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. Counseling & Psychological 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.
Need support at 2:00 am?
UW Tacoma has partnered with MySSP to give students access to real-time, confidential mental health support, 24/7 and in multiple languages: Simplified Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Spanish & French. MySSP counselors are licensed mental health therapists who are familiar with UWT resources. There are several ways to connect:
Phone: Call 1.866.743.7732
If calling from outside the U.S. or Canada, dial 001.416.380.6578.
Standing in solidarity with Asian and Asian American friends and loved ones
Dear campus community,
I am writing to you to share my outrage, grief and sadness at yet another episode of violence that we heard about last night, the hateful killing of eight people in the Atlanta area, at least six of whom were Asian or Asian American women. I want to express my condolences to the families and communities impacted by this vile event.
This tragedy comes at a time of a rise in xenophobic violence against Asians and Asian Americans. This violence toward any community or individuals is absolutely and categorically unacceptable. We must denounce this hatred in all its forms. I stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American friends and loved ones here on campus and in our community.
In this moment, and in the times ahead, there are things each of us can and must do. If you experience or know of a bias or violation of UW policies on non-discrimination, please use the Bias Incident Reporting website and/or contact Campus Safety & Security. The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) has prepared a comprehensive list of community resources that you may find helpful.
If you would like to be in community to converse and care for each other, the Center for Equity & Inclusion is hosting a virtual gathering on Zoom:
Topic: Atlanta Reflection and Gathering
Time: March 22, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Zoom link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/99900233571
Meeting ID: 999 0023 3571
One-tap mobile access:
(253) 215-8782,,99900233571# US (Tacoma)
(206) 337-9723,,99900233571# US (Seattle)
Mark A. Pagano
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.