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.
All counseling appointments in Counseling Services are free of charge. This includes intake appointments, follow-ups, walk-ins, and crisis appointments. If an assessment for medication is indicated and desired, we will refer you to a local prescriber in the community.
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.
Bishop Wellness Center does not provide "notes" for absences from class. If you unable to attend class, please communicate with your professor to make up any missed work as your earliest convenience.
All discussion with the counselor is strictly confidential.
Importantly, Bishop Wellness Center does not provide medication management or prescriptions for emerging or complex mental health conditions. Further, psychiatry in the Salem community is unfortunately very difficult to secure, as there is a significant shortage of prescribers in the area. We've found that wait times for an initial appointment can exceed several weeks, and in some cases months. Given the difficulty in finding care close to campus, most students with mental health medication management needs find it easiest to remain connected with their provider at home. Telephone, Skype, and in person visits with your provider at home over the breaks are often more accessible that trying to establish care in Salem.
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!
*Schedule your FREE 30 Minute Appointment for the Mind Spa through the online portal at: http://willamette.medicatconnect.com
Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
The staff and providers of Counseling Services and Bishop Wellness Center are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for all. This includes students who access our services as well as all individuals who are part of larger Willamette community.
We view diversity as encompassing intersecting identities, including ethnic/racial identity, nationality, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic status, age, body shape/size, ability, and point of view. We endeavor to make Counseling Services a place where individuals can strengthen their self-acceptance, confidence, and comfort with their own individual identities.
We celebrate the differences among individuals as valuable and essential to the strengthening of our community and to the enrichment of the lives of our students. We acknowledge that this is a work in progress which will continue to evolve.