Mental Health Clinic
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4410
- Stop by Hall Health during office hours and check in on the first floor to see a Crisis Counselor
- Call King County Crisis Line (206) 461-3222 (after hours and weekends)
- Read more about what to do if you have an urgent need
Welcome! We’re glad you’re here.
Hall Health provides high-quality, evidence-based mental health care to UW’s diverse student body. We offer a range of services to assess and treat mental health concerns. We encourage you to seek care with us even if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for or if you “need” help.
When to Seek Help
How do I know if I need mental health care?
There is no wrong reason to make an appointment. Students face a wide variety of issues that cause distress or interfere with academic success.
Common concerns we address include:
- Anxiety and stress
- Career and personal development
- Childhood trauma
- Cultural identity
- Domestic/relationship violence
- Eating and body image concerns
- Family and interpersonal conflicts
- Gender identity
- Grief and loss
- Life transitions
- Managing difficult emotions
- Parenting issues
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation or divorce
- Sexual assault
- Sexual identity
Services We Offer
What kinds of mental health care can I get at Hall Health?
We offer several types of mental health appointments at Hall Health:
Same-day crisis support – We offer crisis support during office hours to students with urgent needs. This service is available on a first-come, first-served drop-in basis and focuses on addressing immediate needs and establishing a plan. If you are in crisis, check in on the first floor of Hall Health for same-day care.
Brief support visits -During a 20-minute visit, you will discuss your concerns with a counselor and get feedback, advice, and treatment options. This appointment is the first step to getting other Hall Health mental health services. You can schedule a brief support visit up to 24 hours in advance.
Short-term therapy – Short-term therapy helps you clarify concerns, identify goals, and work towards feeling better. Each visit lasts 45-60 minutes and most clients are seen for 12 or fewer sessions. We will help to connect you to longer-term therapy if needed.
Group counseling – Some groups are a set length with a focus on developing specific skills, while others are open-ended and less structured. All groups are designed to provide a safe and welcoming space to receive support. There is no limit on group therapy. Learn more about our groups and find the schedule here.
Psychiatric care & medication management -Our psychiatric providers can provide you with an evaluation, treatment recommendations, and psychiatric medication management if appropriate.
Pet therapy – Free weekly visits with trained therapy dogs at Hall Health can help address stress as well as soothe some symptoms of depression and anxiety. Learn more about pet therapy and find the schedule here.
ADHD -Hall Health does not diagnose ADHD. We can help connect you with a provider who can diagnose you. Students who have had diagnostic testing can bring their records to Hall Health to discuss treatment options.
Serving current UW students is our priority. Unfortunately, this means we are unable to provide ongoing care to UW faculty and staff, or to the general public.
I’ve decided I want to come in. How do I start?
The best way to get started with us is to call (206) 543-5030 or stop by our front desk to request a brief support visit.
Brief support visits are scheduled within 24 hours only. If you can’t wait, please let our staff know and they will connect you with more immediate support.
Fees & Insurance
How much will it cost?
Same-day crisis support and brief support visits are paid for by the Services & Activities Fee (SAF). There is no cost for these visits for UW students.
If you decide to see an individual therapist, a psychiatric medication provider, or to attend one of our groups, we will bill your health insurance. How much you end up paying out-of-pocket for those services will depend on your health insurance plan. We have forms and staff that can help you to find out more about your health insurance coverage and explain how it works. You can learn more about health insurance here.
If you don’t have health insurance, our Health Promotion office can help you navigate the process of applying and accessing care. If health insurance isn’t an option for you, or you don’t want to use your health insurance for any reason, please schedule a brief support visit with us and we can help you consider options that do not require insurance.
Same-Day Support for Urgent Needs
What if I need to be seen right away?
Hall Health has a drop-in clinic during business hours for students who have physical & mental health same-day needs. Check in on the first floor at the Patient Service Center to be seen today. There may be a wait as we work you into the schedule.
Help after hours
If you need urgent support on evenings or weekends when Hall Health is closed, call the 24-hour King County Crisis Line at (206) 461-3222 for support and advice.
If you are having a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Meet the Staff
- Anthony Aguiluz, LMHC: Triage Therapist
- Nathan Bell, Psychiatry Resident
- Christina Chavez, MD: Psychiatrist
- Hsuan Hsuan Dai, LMHC: Mental Health Therapist
- Fievel Jack Finley, LICSW, CDPT: Triage Therapist
- Kate Fredenberg, LICSW, CDP: Mental Health Therapist
- Meghann Gerber, PsyD: Psychologist, Unit Head, Associate Director for Mental Health
- Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC: Mental Health Therapist
- Treg Isaacson, LMHC: Mental Health Therapist
- Min Lee Booth, LMHC: Mental Health Therapist
- Wendy Lendrum, ARNP: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
- Hector Piña: Medical Assistant
- Karin Rogers, LICSW: Triage Services Lead
- Christine Suydam, MD: Psychiatrist
- Gitika Talwar, PhD: Psychologist
- Jennifer Trebby, LICSW: Mental Health Therapist
- Michaela Wehner, MAc, CC: Crisis Intervention Specialist
- Jennifer Whipple, LMHC: Mental Health Therapist
Group Therapy & Support Groups
Visit this page for the current support group schedule.
HALL HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH DISCLOSURE
Hall Health does not provide ongoing, weekly therapy. We will help connect you with an off-campus therapist if weekly or longer-term therapy is the best service to meet your needs.
Hall Health bills insurance for most services. Depending on your health insurance coverage, you may be charged part of the cost of your mental health care.
Your mental health care is part of your medical record. Records of your mental health care are part of your electronic medical record and may be accessible to your other health care providers at UW Medicine and elsewhere.
You have rights:
- To ask for a different treatment plan
- To seek another provider
- To decline treatment altogether
You have responsibilities:
- Contact us within 24 hours (one business day) of your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule.
- If you do not show up to an appointment and do not contact us at all, you will be charged a $40 no-show fee.
- If you contact us to cancel or reschedule less than 24 hours (one business day) before your appointment, you will be charged a $20 late cancellation fee.