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Counseling Services

For life-threatening Emergencies, Call 911

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988

If you are experiencing a crisis and needing immediate assistance: please call Director of Counseling Services at (575) 492-2104 or Campus Security at (575) 942-5902.  If unable to reach either, contact the emergency numbers listed above.

Welcome to USW Counseling Services!


We aim to assist USW students needing help with addressing any personal, emotional, social, and/or mental health struggles while pursuing their educational goals at USW. 
Counseling services are free of charge to all USW students and include:

  • Individual counseling

  • Crisis intervention

  • Group counseling

  • Referral to other services and resources

  • Telehealth counseling through HealthiestYou (Click here to enroll!)

Request an Appointment
  • For students who HAVE NOT used USW counseling services before, click "New Client" to request and schedule a counseling appointment and complete intake forms online through a secure client portal.

  • For students who HAVE used USW counseling services before, click “Returning Client” to login and request and schedule a counseling appointment online in your secure client portal.

  • If you’re having difficulties scheduling an appointment online, prefer not to schedule an appointment online, or have any questions, please contact Director of Counseling Services (listed below).

Director of Counseling Services
Brian Arnold, MA, LPCC
Office hours:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Office location:

Scarborough Memorial Activity Center (SMAC) 110

PLEASE NOTE: Email is not a secure form of communication or monitored 24/7. It is not advised to email Director of Counseling Services if in crisis and/or for sending personal or sensitive information.

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