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 Support – if you need help urgently due to a mental health crisis, check in on the first floor for a no-cost Same-Day Support visit. You will see a trained Crisis Counselor who will address your immediate needs and connect you with resources.
- Next-Day Support – if you are new to Hall Health’s mental health services, or need short-term support or resources, call us to schedule a Next-Day Support visit. Note that we schedule these appointments within 24 hours, and if no appointments are available in the next 24 hours, you may be asked to call back. You will see a mental health provider who, over the course of a 20-30 minute appointment, will ask you questions to help you get connected to the right on- and off-campus resources, discuss cost and insurance, and provide short-term coping strategies as needed. A Next-Day Support visit is the first step to participating in group therapy at Hall Health or seeing a Hall Health mental health provider for counseling or psychiatric care.
- Individual Counseling – students who have seen a therapist for a Next-Day Support visit may be scheduled for short-term counseling with a Hall Health provider
- Group Therapy – students who have been seen for a Next-Day Support visit may be referred to a quarterly support group. Find a complete list of support groups on campus here.
- Psychiatric Services – students who have been seen for a Next-Day Support visit may be scheduled with a Hall Health psychiatric provider
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 Next-Day Support visit.
Next-Day Support visits are scheduled within 24 hours only. If you can’t wait, please let our staff know and they connect you with more immediate support.
Fees & Insurance
How much will it cost?
Next-Day and Same-Day Support visits are paid for by the Services & Activities Fee (SAF).
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 Next-Day or Same-Day 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
- Nathan Bell, Psychiatry Resident
- Christina Chavez, MD: Psychiatrist
- 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
- 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.