Student Counseling Services
Student Counseling Services has moved locations! Aphrodite is in West 269E.
Short term mental health care for current Washington State University Tri-Cities’ students is available on campus from Aphrodite Beidler, LMHC. There is no fee for services, and strict confidentiality is maintained in accordance with the legal and ethical guidelines. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students.
We offer the following services:
- Initial Assessment
- Individual Counseling
- Crisis Counseling
- Conjoint Counseling
- Consultation Services
Aphrodite is available for appointments:
- Monday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Tuesday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Wednesday from 1–4 p.m.
- Thursday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Friday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Note: There are no summer Counseling Serivces.
You are welcome to stop by or to call at: 509-372-7153. Please leave your name, phone number, and preferred dates and times, and she will return your call promptly to schedule your appointment.
Fall 2013 Student Success Workshops
WHEN: Mondays in CIC 217, from 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Tuesdays in West 230, from 1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.
Monday, September 9
Tuesday, September 10
Goal Setting: Working hard sounds great but it is no guarantee of success. This workshop is designed to help you get focused and to set up realistic and attainable goals. Learn how to prioritize effectively, how to develop an attainable plan for action, and how to get motivated!
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Time Management I: Time management is really “self-management.” This workshop is designed to help you understand how the brain processes the concept of time. Find out what your personal “relationship” with time is. Address your weaknesses in the area of “time management," address needs for improvement and learn how to develop more effective “time management” skills.
Monday, October 7
Tuesday, October 8
Note Taking Strategies: Active listening and effective note taking are crucial skills for academic success. Listen to others’ ways of note taking. Learn what the top strategies for note taking are and adjust them to fit your own style. Improve your in-class experience, enhance understanding of the material, be more organized, and perform better on tests.
Monday, October 14
Tuesday, October 15
Improve Study Habits: Learn the key components to successful study habits. Evaluate your current habits and discuss areas for improvement. Learn new study strategies that will help you study even more effectively.
Monday, October 21
Tuesday, October 22
Time Management II: Learn how to manage yourself so you can “manage your time.” If you missed the first workshop on “time management” you have the opportunity to attend this session. We will discuss the most common ways that we “waste” time, reasons for procrastination and strategies for success!
Monday, October 28
Tuesday, October 29
Communication Skills: Learning about communication styles and practicing how to be an even more effective communicator is essential for any kind of social success. This workshop will teach you how to become more assertive and help you improve your academic, professional and personal relationships.
Monday, November 4
Tuesday, November 5
Time Management III: “Time management” matters if you are to succeed at school. Even if you have attended the previous workshops you may want to refresh your skills. If you did not attend the previous sessions, get some tips you can implement right away. Learn how to become a skilled manager of your time and refine your own strategies for better “time management.”
Monday, November 18
Tuesday, November 19
Control Presentation Anxiety: Do you stress out when you have a presentation coming up? Do you feel self-conscious when you are standing in front of others? Are you a shy person? Do you need presentation skills fast? Learn how you can overcome stress, how to build your confidence and then practice, practice, practice!
Monday, December 2
Tuesday, December 3
Overcome Test Anxiety: Do you feel that you study for a test but your mind goes “blank” during testing time? Do you feel excessively worried and unable to focus? Identify your strengths and weaknesses and learn effective ways to manage your anxiety before and during exams.
Questions? Contact Aphrodite Beidler at 372-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful links & Information
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Youth Suicide Prevention Program
- GLBTQ Helpline
- Half of Us
- The Jed Foundation
Emergency Telephone Numbers
If you are having an emergency situation and it is after office hours here are some useful emergency contact numbers:
- Police, Fire, or Medical Help 911
- WSU Student Affairs Director 509-372-7139
- Off-hours Campus Contact 509-372-7234
- Crisis Response Unit
(24 hour hotline)
- Domestic Violence Services 509-582-9841 (24 hour hotline)
- Sexual Assault Response Center 509-374-5391 (24 hour hotline)