Skip to main content

Counseling and Health Center


The Clark College Counseling and Health Center supports student success by providing a range of professional counseling and medical services that are both affordable and conveniently available on campus.

Our staff is committed to social equity and non-discrimination.  We value and affirm all student identities.

Schedule an Appointment  

Please call, email, or drop by to schedule an appointment for mental health counseling or to see the nurse practitioner.

We are located in the Health Sciences Building (HSC) Room 124

Phone: 360-992-2614


Fax: 360-992-2853

Office Closure Notice

Our office will be CLOSED on Friday, May 24.  We will have limited services on Friday, June 7.

Please call Clark College Security at 360-992-2133 if you need immediate help.


Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

Crisis Line

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the Clark County crisis line:
(360) 696 - 9560 or (800) 273 - talk (8255)
TTY: (866) 835 - 2755

Additional crisis resources available

Available Services

Mental Health Counseling

Seeking out mental health counseling is an act of bravery and shows that you are taking an active role in your self-care. We are glad you are here!  

Counseling is a collaborative process requiring active participation. Counselors help to navigate issues, identify resources, look at problems from a new perspective, or develop skills that help students find solutions on their own. Our counselors are licensed professionals with extensive education and clinical experience.

Students come to counseling for a variety of reasons, both academic and personal. Some common topics include:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Deciding whether or not to stay in school
  • Relationship problems
  • Coping with stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty in class

Confidentiality Disclosure for Initial Screening

Health Services

The Counseling and Health Center has a Nurse Practitioner available to provide a variety of health services.

We keep costs as low as possible, while also providing a high level of professional care. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of physical health problems
  • Immunizations, including all of those required for entry into Health Occupation Programs
  • Reproductive health exams and STI screenings
  • Basic first aid
  • Lab tests
  • Physical exams

Self-care Resources

The Counseling and Health Center makes a variety of free self-care items available to students. This includes over-the-counter medications, sexual health items, menstrual supplies, hot tea, snacks, and more.

We are also a quiet, peaceful, safe place for students to study, color in our coloring books, admire the artwork of fellow students in our lobby, or just hang out. Students are welcome to drop in anytime during open hours.

Human Development (HDEV) Classes

Faculty counselors teach credit-granting Human Development (HDEV) courses on topics such as career exploration, study skills, relationships, stress management and more! These classes teach important academic and life success skills and many of them are offered in short session, late start, weekend and online formats. 

Click here for the full list of HDEV course descriptions.

Not all classes are offered every quarter, so check out the online class schedule for availability.


Support Groups

Autism Success Group

Do you identify as a student on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome?

  • Interested in making new social connections?

  • Want to learn how to identify your strengths and challenges?

Join Us for an Exciting 7 Week Autism Spectrum Success Group!

Next group begins Spring 2019 term
Thursdays, April 25 – June 6
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Counseling and Health Center - HSC Room 124C
*snacks provided*

Questions? Want to sign up? 
Call Brenda Wierschin, 360-992-2946 or e-mail

Parent Support Group

This is an ongoing support group for students balancing school, life, and parenting.  Bring your lunch and get support, build community, and share tips and resources.

Fridays, April 26 - June 7
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.,

This group is facilitated by CHC Counselors Beth and Valentina.  

To sign up, contact Valentina: or 360-992-2415

Surviving Running Start
A space to connect with other Running Start students navigating the complicated worlds of family, high school, and college.  Bring your lunch, share ideas, and learn new skills to manage stress and live your best life!

Wednesdays, May 1- June 5
1p.m. - 2 p.m.

This group is facilitated by CHC Counselors Beth and Valentina.  

To sign up, contact Valentina: or 360-992-2415