The Counseling Department offers short-term personal counseling to students experiencing problems that prevent them from being successful in school (for example, test anxiety, stress over coursework, relationship concerns, depression, etc.)
Southwestern counselors are highly trained professionals with a variety of credentials. All counselors engage in continuing education to maintain excellence and currency in their services. Our staff includes Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) , Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) and National Certified Counselors (NCCs) who continually engage continuing education to satisfy requirements for state licensure and certification.
All counselors subscribe to the Ethical Standards of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Licensed Clinical Social Workers are bound by the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics, and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) are bound by the Oregon Code of Ethics. These standards and laws protect student confidentiality and other rights.
Personal information discussed with a counselor is private and confidential, unless the student gives permission to share it with others, it involves potential danger to self or others, it involves child abuse, or it is requested by court order.
For more information or to set an appointment, call (541) 888-7405 or visit us in person in the ESPS office in Stensland Hall.