Mental Health Resources

Counseling, Health & Wellness Services (CHWS) provides counseling services to Puget Sound students for a wide range of presenting concerns. We are not able to offer intensive treatment, long-term therapy or highly specialized assessments, and we rely on referrals to community providers for those treatment needs. Off-campus providers can offer a continuity of care needed by some students (CHWS closes during semester breaks) and some students simply prefer the privacy of seeing a provider in an off-campus location.

Below is a partial list of mental health providers within 30 minutes or so of the Puget Sound campus. Please regard these resources to assist in your research, rather than assured recommendations or an exhaustive list. Resources are listed simply in alphabetical order and do not reflect a ranking of any sort.

If you are in crisis and need to talk with someone A.S.A.P, please call the 24-hour Pierce County Crisis Line at 1.800.576.7764.

Allenmore Psychological Associates
Counselors, social workers, psychologists and a nurse practitioner
1530 S. Union Avenue|
Suite 16
Tacoma, WA 98405
253.752.7320

AD/HD evals available
Bike, drive or public transport from campus
Visit website

Marilyn Boyle, M.A., M.T.S.
Counselor and Psychotherapist
917 Pacific Avenue
Suite 306
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.572.7926

Bike, drive or public transportation from campus
Visit website

Deanne Caron, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
2711 N 21st Street
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.343.1297

Long walk, bike or drive from campus
Visit website

Rebecca Chavez, PH.D.
4041 Ruston Way Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.534.3897

View Website

Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle
1200 5th Ave, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101
206.374.0109

Fairfax Hospital
For students needing inpatient care or an intensive outpatient program
10200 NE 132nd Street
Kirkland, WA 98034
425.821.2000 or toll free 1.800.435.7221 

Visit Website

Good Samaritan Community Services
Hospital-affiliated behavioral healthcare staff of social workers and counselors
325 East Pioneer Street
Puyallup, WA 98372
253.445.8120

Drive from campus
Visit volunteer website
Visit website

Harbor Family Health Associates
Eric Luria, MDFamily Practice Physician
Catherine Luria, MS, ARNP Family Nurse Practitioner
4402 Hunt St
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253.851.6181‎

Drive from campus
Visit website

Charaine Herald, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
1919 70th Avenue W.
Suite D-4
University Place, WA 98466
253.564.1193

Drive or public transport from campus
Visit website

Hope Sparks
Individual and couples counseling; eating disorder recovery services                      
6424 North Ninth Street
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.565.4484

Drive or public transport from campus
Visit website

Jane Harmon Jacobs, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
16040 Christensen Road
Building 1, Suite 217
Tukwila, WA 98188
206.439.1762

Drive from campus
Visit website

Deborah Jordan, M.A.
1019 Pacific Ave. Suite 1121
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.272.9762

Jennifer McDonald, PH.D.
677 Woodland Square Loop SE Suite A7
Lacey, WA 98503
360.529.1925

Anne Merrill, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
2711 N. 21st Street
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.591.9479

Long walk, bike or drive from campus
Visit website

Rainier Associates
Practice group of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and mental health counselors
5909 Orchard Street W.
University Place, WA 98467
253.475.7510

Drive or public transport from campus
Visit website

Rebuilding Hope: The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County
253.597.6424

Visit website

Robert Sands, MD
Adolescent Psychiatry 
Bellmoore Professional Center
3609 S. 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
253.752.6056

AD/HD evaluations available
Long bike ride, drive or public transport from campus

Visit website

Elizabeth Shanshala, Ph.D.
950 Pacific Ave. Suite 1000
Tacoma, WA 98402

Mary Simonson, M.D.
(Psychiatry)
4041 Ruston Way Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.759.0288

Walter Teachout, PH.D.
3902 N. 31st St.
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.761.8601

Vanraj Varnu, M.D.
Psychiatrist
Crescent Psychiatry
7191 Wagner Way NW
Suite 301
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253.514.8076

Drive from campus
Visit website

Amy VanZandt, M.Ed.
Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
2711 N. 21st St.
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.353.269

Walk or bike from campus
Visit website

Viridian Associates
Practice group of two psychiatric nurse practitioners
707 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.272.5772

Bike, drive, or public transportation from campus
Visit website

Ivey West, M.Ed.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
1614 S. Mildred St. Suite B
Tacoma, WA 98465
253.303.1913

Carol Wood
4411 Point Fosdick Dr Suite 301
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253.341.4510