Intake and Consultation

We try hard to accommodate every student who would like to be seen by a counselor. Every student who comes through our center must first be seen for an “Intake”.  For an Intake, students should “drop in” to the Counseling Center during the designated Intake times. Student will be asked to fill out an information sheet on an iPad and then will be seen for approximately 20 minutes, on a first come-first served basis, by the counselor designated for Intakes on that day.

The counselor will read your information sheet prior to seeing you and during your time with the counselor, they will speak with you about your concerns and what the next best step is for you to get your needs addressed. Depending on the nature of the issue, you could be referred to a community provider or set up for short term counseling with one of the staff counselors, referred to a group, referred to a medical provider, or referred to another campus office in Student Affairs (click here to look at the limits to the services we provide).

If you are unable to make it to the one of the designated Intake times due to class or work conflict, please contact Karene Gonzalez or gonzalkm@whitman.edu, and she will try to find a different time for you to come in for an intake.

Counseling Center Hours
M-Friday 8-5

Intake times:
Monday  1-3 pm
Tuesday  1-3 pm
Wednesday  9-11 am
Thursday  9-11 am

Outreach and Programming

The Counseling Center staff often provides psycho-educational programs for different events or groups on campus. Programs can include workshops, classroom presentations, programs for residence life, student clubs or groups, and staff and faculty training. Some past programs have included:

  • Stress Management
  • Body Image
  • Communication
  • Health Relationships  
  • Mindfulness
  • Sexuality