Services are provided by graduate students in training, closely supervised by faculty of the Psychology Department, all of whom have a Ph.D. in psychology or counselor education, and extensive training in therapeutic approaches and practice. The department's graduate programs in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), meeting or exceeding all academic and clinical standards. The Western Washington University (WWU) Counseling Training Clinic has been providing counseling for many people in the Bellingham area for over 25 years. The clinic is located on Western’s campus, in a state of the art, handicapped accessible facility, built in 2008. Individual counseling for adults, adolescents, children, and is provided. On occasion, as providers are available, counseling may also be available for couples and families.
The Counseling Training Clinic takes client privacy seriously. Please see our Notice of Privacy Practices and let us know if you have any questions or concerns in regards to the privacy or security of client records.
*Please note our counselors are unable to provide crisis stabilization or crisis care. If you are in immediate need of services due to a mental health crisis, please contact the Whatcom County Triage Center at 1-800-584-3578 or text the Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 741741).
Interim Clinic Director
Diana Gruman, Ph.D.
The Clinic is located on the Fourth Floor of the Academic Instructional Center (East Wing), at the south end of the Western Washington University campus. Limited parking is available directly outside the clinic. Parking permits are available from the Clinic Receptionist.
The Counseling Training Clinic is open during winter and spring academic quarters, which runs from January through June. While we do not have a wait list for clients, it is recommended to call the clinic in early December for priority scheduling.
The Counseling Training Clinic Hours are: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Policy on providing equal opportunity and prohibiting illegal discrimination
This policy governs all employees, students, clients, agents, groups, individuals and organizations who use University facilities and other members of the University community to the extent provided by law. Federal and state statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, creed and marital status. Western Washington University and a Governor’s Executive Order also prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Western Washington University Counseling Training Clinic pledges to make every reasonable effort to implement this policy. Western Washington University Non-discrimination Policy, adopted by the Board of Trustees on 4/12/96 and revised by the president on 12/7/98