- Location: 502 Boyer Avenue
- Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
- Phone: 509-527-5195 - If you are calling after hours and you have an emergency, please contact the Health Center at 527-5295, Security at 527-5777, or dial 911.
- FAX: 509-527-4904
- Dr. Thacher Carter, Associate Dean of Health & Wellness, Director of Counseling
- Tracee L. Anderson, Assistant Director and Counselor
- Marie Metheny, Counselor
- Sharon Kaufman-Osborn, Counselor
- Adam Kirtley, Stuart Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life - Reid 216, 522-4449
- Anne Mason, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
- Karene Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant
Personal and psychological counseling by professionally trained counselors is available to all students at no charge. Counselors assist individuals and groups with personal and academic concerns, career choices, interpersonal relationships, and other areas of concern or interest. A variety of personal growth opportunities are offered, including workshops and programs on listening and communication skills, stress management, and assertiveness training. There is also a professionally supervised peer counseling program on campus as well as the Stuart Religious Counselor. All counseling is entirely confidential.
Arranging an Appointment
If you are in a situation where you need to see a counselor immediately, please call the Counseling Center at 527-5195 or drop in and state that you are in a crisis situation, otherwise please come during our drop in times.
Counseling Center Drop in times:
Monday 1-3 pm
Tuesday 1-3 pm
Wednesday 9-11 am
First come, first served (bring homework or a book to read). We can only see four students total during each drop in scheduled time.
A counselor will meet with you for 20 minutes to assess your situation.
Personal and psychological counseling by professionally trained counselors is available to all students at no charge. For information or to arrange an appointment, please contact the Counseling Center.
Sexuality Group for Women
This 10-week group will explore ways of becoming more comfortable with and responsible for your sexuality. Increase your self-awareness through small group discussions, readings, and by sharing feelings and attitudes. Topics of discussions will include physiology and psychology of sexual behavior, communication, sexual fears, fantasies, and body image. Maximum - 8 members. Call the Counseling Center (5195) to find out about participation. Due to such high demand, participants are chosen by lottery. Facilitator: Sharon Kaufman-Osborn
Self Care Group
This 8-week confidential co-ed group will help participants develop healthier ways of taking care of themselves. Through discussion and small group exercises, members will explore methods of improving their mental, physical, and emotional well-being, provide support for each other, and learn to integrate self-affirming strategies into their daily lives. Call the Counseling Center (5195) to sign up. Facilitator: Sharon Kaufman-Osborn
The Four Agreements Interpersonal Group
For many, The Four Agreements is a life-changing book whose ideas come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the native people originating in Mesoamerica. You were born with the right to be happy, fulfilled, to love and be loved, and to experience well-being in your life. But, this is not always the way life is lived. The Toltec were scientists and artists who drew upon the spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors to create a template for personal development, behavior, communication, and relationships. This confidential 8-week group will allow members to explore these ideas, to learn from and with each other, and to apply this wisdom in their own lives – all in the safety of a supportive environment.
The Counseling Center offers access to multiple self-help and interest books during regular office hours. Please see our list.