Dedicated to providing support for the mental health and well-being of our campus community

Well-being is closely linked to success, both academically and professionally. This page provides a brief overview of the health and well-being initiatives underway at Washburn University. Many of these services are new or adapted to ensure you maintain access to care as the world responds to COVID.

Student Mental Health & Well-Being

Counseling Services is a resource for you if you are seeking personal counseling or study skills/educational counseling. Workshops and presentations are offered on a variety of topics relevant to student needs, e.g. study strategies. Confidentiality is maintained for all types of counseling.


988 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for individuals in distress.  When you call, you are connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area and they are also able to provide emergency response when appropriate.

Washburn University Counseling Services

  • Call : 785-670-3100
    • Option 1 - Reception
    • Option 2 - Immediate access to counseling by phone 24/7/365
    • Option 3 - Washburn University Police
  • Available to ALL students - regardless of age or state they are located in.
  • Translation Services available in 200+ languages

The Trevor Lifeline

Provides 24/7 support from trained counselors to LGBTQ+ youth (ages 13-24) in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.  The TrevorChat and TrevorText are also confidential and secure resources.

Veterans Crisis Line

Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for veterans their families and their friends.


Sanvello App

Sanvello is designed to "help people build the life skills they need, anytime, anywhere, in any way they chose."  Sanvello is based on cognitive behavioral therapy and provides daily tools aimed at promoting healthy, sustainable behaviors. Get the Sanvello App.  When creating your account, use your university email address to gain access to the full suite of features below.

Daily Mood Tracking: Answer simple questions each day to capture your current mood, identify patterns, and self-assess progress.

Coping Tools: Reach for just the right tool to relax, be in the moment, or manage stressful situations such as test-taking, public speaking, or morning dread.

Guided Journeys: Designed by experts for a range of needs, Sanvello Guided Journeys use proven therapies to help you feel more in control and build long-term life skills.

Progress Assessments: Through weekly check-ins, Sanvello creates a roadmap for improvement.  Track where you are, set goals, and make strides week by week.

Community Support: Sanvello has one of the largest peer communities in the field.  Connect with others anonymously to share advice, stories, and insights anytime.

BlueCross BlueShield Kansas Free Resource

A New State of Mind: Free mental health resources and toolkits

Counseling Services Mission Statement

Counseling Services is committed to the provision of educational, clinical, and consultative services to the Washburn community.  We provide opportunities for students to explore and improve their mental health and wellbeing, supporting and enhancing their academic performance and experiences.  We develop and engage in relationships on campus and in the community to ensure a broad network of support and resources is available to all student clients.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Counseling Services

Office of Counseling Services
Kuehne Hall, suite 200
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Office Hours & Email
M-F : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: 785-670-3100
Office Phone: Select option 1
24/7 Support: Select option 2
University Police: Select option 3

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