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Short-term, mental health counseling is available to currently-enrolled Academic Transfer, Career Technical Education, and Workforce Development College of Western Idaho students through Counseling and Wellness Services.

  • Counseling services are available in-person, online, or by phone free of charge by licensed, professional, mental health providers.
  • Due to licensing restrictions, services are only provided to students who are physically located in the state of Idaho. For students outside Idaho, our team is happy to help you find resources in your area.

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On-Campus Services

Our team of mental health counselors look forward to working with you one-on-one in a confidential setting to address many personal issues you may be facing including: 

  • generalized and social anxiety
  • mild to moderate depression
  • stress management
  • relationship issues (romantic, friendships, family, loneliness, anger, guilt)
  • academic concerns (performance anxiety, perfectionism, underachievement, low motivation)
  • developmental issues (adjusting to college, life transitions, spiritual concerns, identity development (including transgender))
  • low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • grief and loss
  • body image and mild to moderate eating and exercise concerns
  • uncomplicated trauma (trauma confined to a single traumatic incident in adulthood)

Students typically attend 3 – 5 sessions. If we are unable to accommodate your needs, we will provide you with a referral to relevant and appropriate community resources. It is your responsibility to follow up on the referrals provided. 

Things to watch for that might indicate a need for counseling include:

  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, depressed mood, poor self-esteem, or guilt.
  • Withdrawal from friends, family, and activities you used to enjoy.
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns. 
  • Anger, rage, or craving revenge. Are you overreacting to criticism?
  • Restless, irritable, agitated, or anxious movements or behaviors.
  • Regular crying.
  • Neglect of personal care. Have you stopped caring about your appearance or your personal hygiene?
  • Thoughts about death or suicide.
  • Attendance Expectations

    When you schedule an appointment with Counseling and Wellness Services, time is reserved on a counselor’s schedule for you. Missed and canceled appointments prevent staff from being available for other students in need. 

    • Please inform us of any necessary cancelation at least 1 day prior to your scheduled session.
    • If you are 10 or more minutes late to your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
    • Your eligibility to receive counseling services may be terminated for the remainder of the semester when three appointments are missed without prior cancelation.
    • Services may also be terminated if an excessive number of sessions are canceled.
  • Services Not Provided

    We do not provide:

    • requests for official mental disorder diagnoses
    • psychiatric services and/or medication
    • psychological evaluations of any type
    • letters for emotional support animals
    • requirements to satisfy court orders (e.g. mandated treatment, mediation, evaluations, or expert opinions) or required by employers, government agencies, academic departments, or classes
    • counseling for individuals with chronic mental health conditions that require long-term, ongoing care such as:
      • significant drug and/or alcohol problems
      • a significant or long-standing eating disorder
      • clinical presentations, such as some personality disorders, that indicate short-term treatment would be ineffective
      • chronic suicidality and/or self-injury behaviors; history of repeated suicide attempts and/or hospitalizations
      • active symptoms of psychosis

    We are not able to accommodate:

    • couples or family counseling
    • evening and weekend services
    • needs/requests to be seen more than once per week
    • individuals who are unable or unwilling to engage in therapy and the treatment process
    • individuals who are already working with a counselor/therapist
    • individuals who exhibit inappropriate, harassing, menacing, threatening, and/or violent behaviors toward Counseling and Wellness Services staff

    Crisis Counseling

    CWI Counseling and Wellness Services does not provide on-call crisis counseling and cannot guarantee that we will be available for walk-ins. In the event you are experiencing a crisis, please contact 911 or the Idaho Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 988.

    Visit Counseling & Wellness Services for a list of 24-hour resources.