Counseling Services

Welcome to Counseling Services

The staff of Counseling Services is skilled in providing short-term counseling services for students experiencing a range of concerns such as stress management, anxiety, depression, problem solving, relational concerns, personal development and adjustment, values clarification, and family conflict, among others.  Because the center provides short-term counseling services, other counseling options may include a referral to off-campus counseling resources as needed.  And don't forget to visit our Mind Spa for a quick break from your studies.


For an appointment, visit our office or call 503-370-6471.  If you need an appointment urgently, please let the front desk know you are requesting an immediate appointment. 

Students are afforded five free 50 minute individual counseling sessions every academic year.  If you wish to continue with counseling beyond the initial five free sessions, there is a $25 per session fee.  Same day crisis and appointments in response to interpersonal/sexual violence that occurred while a Willamette student are not counted in these calculations.   If a referral is made to our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in Bishop for an evaluation for medication, the initial visit is $125 and subsequent medication management visits are $60. 

Any covered expenses will be billed to the Aetna student insurance plan, or to your student account if you carry alternative insurance.  You will be provided with an invoice if you wish to pursue reimbursement from your insurance provider.  You may also choose to accept a referral to another provider off campus and utilize your own insurance provider as appropriate.   

We require 24 hour cancellation for all scheduled appointments in Counseling Services.  A $25 No Show Fee will be assessed and billed to your student account for any missed appointments.   

All discussion with the counselor is strictly confidential.

Mind Spa

Refresh the senses and melt away your stress in Bishop Wellness Center's Mind Spa.  In our private room, you will find a multi-function and fully reclining leather massage chair, full spectrum light, and bio-feedback computer program where you can learn to moderate your stress response through several interactive video games.  It's a great respite from the everyday demands of being a Willamette student.  You can reserve your half hour in the Mind Spa by calling or stopping by the front desk.  Take some time to take care of yourself!  And best of all, sessions in the Mind Spa are free to students!

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The staff and providers of Counseling Services are strongly committed to affirming diversity in a broad sense, to treating all with dignity and respect, and to opposing discrimination, prejudice, and oppression.

Counseling Services
Baxter Hall

Willamette University

900 State Street

Salem, Oregon 97301

(503) 370-6471 voice


Mon - Fr:

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

After Hours Care

On Campus Students

Call ext. 6911 and ask for your Area Coordinator

Off Campus Emergency Resources (24/7 Emergency Phone Support)

Psychiatric Crisis Center (503)585-4949

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255