Mental Health Clinic
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4410
- Call us at (206) 583-1551 (M-F 8am-5pm)
- 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 to our clinic! We’re glad you’re here.
Hall Health’s Mental Health Clinic provides high-quality, evidence-based care to UW’s diverse student body. We offer a range of services to assess and treat mental health concerns. We encourage you to schedule an appointment 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 at our clinic. 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 a variety of services including:
- Short-term individual counseling
- Help getting connected to longer-term therapy if appropriate
- Free appointments for brief support and help connecting with services
- Group trainings and counseling to learn coping skills, manage anxiety and depression, develop healthy relationships, and more
- Psychiatric services, including medication for depression, anxiety, and other symptoms
- Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder
- Same-day appointments for those in urgent need
- Help finding and connecting with other on- and off-campus support
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 screening appointment.
The wait time for an initial appointment is usually about 2-3 days. If you can’t wait, please let our staff know and they connect yoou with more immediate support.
What will the first appointment be like?
Your first appointment will be a brief, 20-minute session. We’ll ask for an overview of what you’re experiencing and our conversation will help us figure out the best plan for your needs and situation. We may recommend further services at Hall Health, the UW Counseling Center, and/or help connect you with support offered off-campus.
Fees & Insurance
How much will it cost?
Your first appointment with us will be paid for by the Services & Activities Fee (SAF), and you have access to additional free brief support visits as you need them while you’re a student at UW.
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 for those visits. 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.
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 free support visit with us and we can help you consider options that do not require insurance.
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
- Christina Chavez, MD: Psychiatrist
- Carey DeMartini, LMHC: Mental Health Therapist
- Kate Fredenberg, LICSW, CDP: Mental Health Therapist
- Meghann Gerber, PsyD: 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 Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Karin Rogers, LICSW: Brief Assessment and Referral Coordinator
- Christine Suydam, MD: Psychiatrist
- Gitika Talwar, PhD: Psychologist
- Jennifer Trebby, LICSW: Mental Health Therapist
- Michaela Wehner, EAMP, CC: Crisis Intervention Specialist
- Stephen Willis: Medical Assistant
- Jennifer Whipple, LMHC: Mental Health Therapist
Group Therapy & Support Groups
Visit this page for the current support group schedule.