How do I know if I need counseling?

There are many reasons a student might contact Counseling and Wellness Services:

  • Anxiety/panic
  • Grief & loss
  • Relationships
  • Trauma/abuse
  • Depression, stress
  • Drug & alcohol concerns
  • Suicidal ideation/concerns/behavior
  • ...

How can CWI Counseling and Wellness Services help me?

CWI Counseling and Wellness Services is here to offer short term support by:

  • Helping you cope with distressing feelings
  • Supporting you through a difficult situation
  • Listening to you and helping you find solutions
  • Providing you with referrals for
  • ...

Who can use CWI Counseling and Wellness Services?

Counseling services are available to currently enrolled CWI students and to full tuition paying students who are enrolled in Academic Transfer or CTE programs as well as full fee paying Workforce Development students.

Counseling and Wellness Services will provide referrals to community...

How much does counseling at CWI cost?

Counseling services at CWI are free for all attending students.

Do you accept health insurance for counseling services?

CWI does not accept health insurance because services are free for students, including those who have health insurance.

How long can I participate in counseling at CWI?

Counseling services at CWI are intended to be short term in nature. Most students see a counselor for 4-5 sessions. Your counselor will work with you to decide the most appropriate plan of action and duration of services.

How do I make an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by phone: 208.562.2200, email:, or through our website: Counseling Services...

Where will I meet with a counselor?

Counseling appointments are available both online through Zoom and in person. We have offices in Nampa and Boise. Due to licensing restrictions, we are only able to provide services to students who are physically located in the state of Idaho.

What can I expect when I meet with a counselor?

Counseling and Wellness Services is a safe space. We are accepting and non-discriminating of all identities.

  • You will be treated with respect.
  • Your counselor will listen.
  • Your counselor believes that you are the expert on your own experience.
  • You will
  • ...

Who at CWI will know that I am participating in counseling?

In general, what you talk about with a counselor is private. With your permission, we can share information with specified parties.

Exceptions to confidentiality include:

  • You are at risk of being a threat or danger to yourself.
  • You are at risk of being a threat
  • ...

Will the CWI counselor tell my parents or significant other that I am in counseling?

No. Counseling and Wellness Services is committed to maintaining your confidentiality and will not tell your parents or significant other that you are in counseling. There are legal and ethical regulations that licensed counselors must follow regarding confidentiality. Your counselor will...

How can Counseling and Wellness Services help me find resources to meet my basic needs?

You can discuss your needs directly with a counselor who will then provide you with specific referrals, or you can take a look at CWI’s resources webpage. It is your responsibility to follow up with any referrals provided to...

Can Counseling and Wellness Services write me a letter for my emotional support animal?

No. Counseling and Wellness Services does not provide letters of this kind.

Can a counselor write other types of letters of support?

Your counselor may be able to provide you a letter of support. Your counselor will discuss your request with you and decide on the appropriate course of action on a case by case basis.