Counseling & Wellness Services; 135 McCoy Hall
State University College of Veterinary Medicine Counseling and Wellness
Department helps veterinary and graduate students maintain overall wellbeing
by providing a safe, supportive and confidential counseling environment in
which to address personal, interpersonal, academic and career concerns. The
Department is staffed with licensed counseling professionals. Information
shared with the counselors remains confidential according to Washington Law
and the ethical code of the American Psychological Association.
Counseling for Personal, Couples’ and Interpersonal Development
Our services and website self-help resources are designed to help students
to successfully manage personal issues and interpersonal and professional relationships.
We invite you to contact a counselor for free, confidential individual or couples’
counseling when needed. Some students seek a single consultation, and others may see a
counselor for a few sessions or more. We work from a wellness model, which emphasizes developing
individual strengths and resources with which to address common developmental concerns, in time-limited
counseling. For students who have more serious circumstances and need more intensive treatment, we are
happy to provide referrals to community therapists or WSU Counseling and Testing Services. A CVM
counselor may provide “check-ins” during work with an outside primary counselor if needed. Please feel free
to schedule a consultation if you are unsure if counseling would be helpful for your particular concern.
To schedule an appointment, contact Anne LaFrance, LMHC at firstname.lastname@example.org , 335-4607
We offer counseling, workshops, and website resources (below) designed to help veterinary
and CVM graduate students develop the skills necessary to succeed throughout their programs. These services
and resources include help with study, time management and test taking skills. Resources for thesis and dissertation writing are also provided on this website. We encourage students to seek
help promptly, so that they can succeed with less stress and better grades from the start.
We offer counseling and website resources for resume writing, job search, and interviewing to help veterinary and
graduate students prepare for life after graduation.
Counseling emergencies / Urgent
If you have a counseling emergency, please contact WSU Counseling
and Testing Services at (509) 335-4511 from
8 am -5 pm week days, or at (509) 335-2159
after hours, weekends, and holidays.
CVM Counseling and Wellness Services also offers workshops each semester on
topics such as study and test taking skills, test anxiety, resume writing,
job search, and helping couples at WSU or in long-distance relationships
survive and thrive. Students are welcome to request workshops on other
topics, provided others are interested.
Website Self-Help Resources
The information contained in these self- help resources below is not to be used
as a substitute for professional care. Neither the authors, Washington State
University, nor the College of Veterinary Medicine assume liability for injury
incurred by following the information presented in these self-help documents.