Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Counseling Services in Yakima

Welcome to WSU Yakima Counseling Services. Our office is here to provide a safe environment to help students explore the challenges of life and learning through counseling. We also provide consultation to faculty, staff, and parents who have concerns about a student. Payment of the student health fee covers our services, so there is no additional cost.


Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Washington State University has formally activated its Incident Command system to provide a coordinated response to rapidly evolving developments surrounding the appearance of coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) in the United States.

As part of this response, the university now has a dedicated website featuring daily updates from the Incident Command team, including useful information relevant to the WSU community. It will serve as the primary source of official information for the WSU system. Questions, suggestions and recommendations from the WSU community can be sent to COVID-19.info@wsu.edu.

When you hear about a disease outbreak like coronavirus, it is normal to feel anxious or have stress responses. Here is a resource for coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak.

WSU Health Sciences Counseling Service offices are closed during the COVID-19 crisis; however, our counselors are providing telemental health services during this crisis. You can make an appointment by filling out this form, or calling 509-358-7740. If you need immediate assistance or are in crisis, please call the WSU Health Sciences Crisis line at 509-368-6500 (available 24 hours/day).

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate assistance from medical professionals or the police, call 911.

If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone, call the WSU Mental Health Crisis Line at 509-368-6500.

To Make an Appointment with a Counselor at WSU Yakima Counseling Services, please contact Lesley Brown at 509-494-7925 or lesley.brown@wsu.edu.

If someone you know is in crisis
The best thing to do is to consult with Counseling Services (509-494-7925).

Professional consultation will help you determine how you can best help the person you are concerned about. Often, your referral will result in a consultation appointment with our professional counseling staff.

It is a policy of crisis services to respond as quickly as possible to crisis calls regarding students, faculty and staff. Your call to the crisis number will be answered by a trained staff member who will then have counseling staff contact you to discuss your concerns.

Other resources

Comprehensive Healthcare Crisis Line
Yakima (509) 575-4200

  • 24 hours, seven days a week
  • information, crisis intervention, and on-going support