Graduate school can be demanding and stressful. There is much to learn, long hours in the classroom and competing demands for your time. The volume of work and the intense pace of your training may require that you make adjustments to your lifestyle. These changes can test your usual coping skills. Remember, the staff and faculty in SPHSC are here to support you in any way that we can. In some cases, however, you may be best served by seeking services or advice from one of the following resources:

SPHSC Clinical Counseling Resources

Dr. Rebecca Hunting Pompon, a part-time faculty member in SPHSC, serves as a Clinical Counseling Consultant to graduate students in the department of Speech & Hearing Sciences. Dr. Hunting Pompon serves student clinicians and clinical supervisors, via appointment, with topics and issues such as clinical counseling and communication, building collaborative relationships, and maintaining clinical and personal resilience. She holds office hours for both student and faculty consulting, as well as workshops and trainings on topics such as:

  • Reducing clinician stress
  • Active listening and rapport building
  • Perspective taking
  • Boundaries
  • Family systems approach to clinical interactions


UW Seattle Campus and Other Community Resources

Hall Health Mental Health Clinic
Hall Health Primary Care Center
Provides psychotherapy and psychiatric assessment and follow up. There are fees for this service, though UW Student Health Insurance may cover part of the fee.

UW Student Counseling Center
401 Schmitz Hall
Provides psychotherapy as well as a number of group programs. There may be fees for this service, though UW Student Health Insurance may cover part of the fee.

Psychological Services and Training Center
Guthrie Hall, Annex 1
Psychological counseling provided by psychology graduate students on a sliding fee scale basis. This service is NOT covered by UW Student Health Insurance.

LEARN CLINIC of the Psychological Service Center
Guthrie Hall, Annex 1
Provides testing for learning disabilities, ADHD, etc. No sliding fee scale is offered and insurance typically does not cover the cost.

King Co. Crisis Clinic & Referral Line
1.866.4CRISIS (1.866.427.4747)