Counseling & Wellness

Accessing Services: COVID-19 Update

Counseling and Wellness has modified its practice procedures and will be providing all services by secure Zoom or telephone. Please contact our Office Assistant, Amy Donaldson by email ( or phone, 509-335-5036 during regular business hours (M-F, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) to access services. Therapy services are available to students within the College of Veterinary Medicine, and consultation/referral services are available to faculty, staff, or house officers within the College of Veterinary Medicine.

After-hours crisis services are available to students through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Cougar Health by calling 509-335-2159.

First Visit 

During your first visit, you will meet with a counselor who will listen to your concerns and work with you to determine a course of action. This could include scheduled ongoing sessions with a counselor or referral to a community provider. Intake paperwork, including informed consent, will be reviewed and completed during this session.

How to Schedule 

To schedule your session, please contact Amy Donaldson, (M-F, 8:00-5:00) by email at or by phone at 509-335-5036. You can also contact the counselors directly by email or phone.

Crisis Support 

Crisis support is available after 5 pm, on weekends, and during University holidays by phone: 509-335-2159. Call 911 in any emergency situation or if a student poses an immediate threat to self or others. Some additional resources can be found here:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    Press 1 for veteran’s services or send a text to 838255
  • En Español
  • For Deaf and Hard of Hearing via TTY
  • Crisis Text Line
    Text HOME to 741741
    Text STEVE to 741741 for support specific to individuals of color
  • Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)
    1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
  • WSU Employee Assistance Program
    Student Care Network

Community Referrals 

​In some situations, your needs may be best met through a referral to a community provider. Our counselors can assist you with locating a medical provider, psychiatrist, therapist, or other service that meets your needs. Information about available community providers can be found here:

EAP Resources/Links

​Faculty and staff of Washington State University are eligible for services through the Employee Assistance Program. Our counselors are available to consult with you to start this process. More information can be found here:

Follow the paws to wellness.
135 McCoy Hall
M-F 8am-5pm

Follow the paws to wellness.
135 McCoy Hall
M-F 8am-5pm

The counselors and animals are trained in animal assisted therapy.

 Wellness is more than students in distress, we are here to teach skills. Wellness coaching can help students gain personal insight, develop healthy relationships, identify effective communication patterns and foster academic success.


Bethany Colaprete
Rocky Lucas
Marth Jane Jenkins
Amy Donaldson

Bethany Colaprete, Ed. S., LMHC
Director of Counseling and Wellness

Rocky Lucas,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Currently taking appointments.

Martha Jane Jenkins,
Counselor & Wellbeing Specialist (LMHCA)

Currently taking appointments.

Amy Donaldson,
Office Assistant

Note: Ringers are turned off during sessions. Please e-mail us to schedule an appointment. If you have a counseling emergency, please contact WSU Counseling and Psychological Services at (509) 335-4511 from 8 am - 5 pm week days or at (509) 335-2159.



Services Offered

  • Focused on preventative care and wellness
    • Individual counseling
    • Couples counseling
    • Life Coaching
    • Psychology of Eating Coaching
    • Staff and faculty Consultation
    • Assistance with accommodations
    • Student advocate
    • Crisis intervention and referrals
  • Focused on preventative care and wellness
  • Mentor Training
  • Collaborate with staff/faculty
  • Create curriculum
  • Off-site programming
  • Content expert
  • Healer’s Art facilitator
  • Course director
  • Senior Paper advisor
  • Club Advisor
  • SAVMA Wellness Week
  • Open House
  • Spring Break Check-In
  • Content specific workshops
  • Broad Spectrum/VOICE club
  • Student Wellness Club
  • Human Animal Bond Club
  • Euthanasia Competency Skills Month
  • AAVMCs Veterinary Mental Health Practitioner board member
  • Washington State University’s Mental Health Collaborative
  • Consults with AVMA Wellness Director regarding wellness initiatives
  • Vetmed curriculum involvement
  • • WSU WellCoug Advisory Committee
  • • Collaborates with WSU campus departments and programs
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