Don't let your struggle become your identity.

At Washington State, we’re concerned about the mental health and well-being of our students, staff, and faculty. We offer a variety of services, both in-person and virtual, to those experiencing emotional and psychological problems that are interfering with their ability to achieve success.


Our mental health counselor, Nicole Hartleben, is available to meet with students on campus in the library building from 9 AM - 5 PM on Mondays and virtually by appointment. Her office is in the Center for Student Success. Services include:

  • Individual and group Mental Health Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Adolescent and Child Counseling (Parenting)
  • And Referral Services

This service is provided at no cost to the student regardless of insurance status. To make an appointment, contact, call 740.885.5632 or email

Online Support

WSCO is excited to offer an online and anonymous option to support students called 7-Cups of Tea. You can access the service from anywhere using a web browser or download the app via the App Store/Google Play. The service offers trained listeners, peer support groups, recovery plans, and an anonymous way to reach out to a trained counselor. All of this is available at no cost.

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Nicole Hartleben

Contact Information

Nicole Hartleben
Mental Health Counselor

Call: 740.885.5632

Make an appointment today!


Suicide Prevention

To seek help for yourself, or if you’re worried about someone who is experiencing distress and who is at risk of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. This lifeline is available 24/7. If you are hearing impaired, contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline via TTY by dialing 1.800.799.4889.

For immediate help, dial 911.

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