A view of Mid-Campus Quad in spring.

Mental Health Services

Safe, non-judgmental and confidential counseling

We serve all GW students and engage the entire campus community, working to build a campus culture of support and connection with student mental health.  We support mental health and personal development by collaborating directly with students to overcome challenges and difficulties that may interfere with academic, emotional, and personal success. Our counselors provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment for students to discuss concerns.  We are committed to respecting and promoting the value of diversity at the university, as well as providing culturally sensitive mental health services to the GW community.

Our brief, individualized, stepped care model of counseling, strives to provide students with ample opportunities to:

  • develop greater insight and self-understanding
  • identify and solve problems
  • reduce emotional distress
  • improve cognitive, emotional, academic, and social functioning
  • explore and understand cultural and other identities 

Our work also involves information, trainings, and tools to help students, staff, faculty, and family members. Together, we can achieve a climate of mental health where each student can engage thoughtfully as an active community member and help their fellow students.

All Mental Health Staff Photo