Free Counseling for Community Members and Veterans
Oregon State University - Cascades offers free counseling to community members and veterans and their families through the university’s graduate counseling program. The counseling sessions provide a community service and allow master’s students to implement and develop expertise under the close supervision of faculty and clinical supervisors.
Sessions are facilitated by graduate students who are trained in cognitive–behavioral therapies that are shown to be effective in helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.
For veterans and their families, sessions can be geared towards the needs of veterans as they transition from military to civilian life, with a focus on education and career planning, and mental health prevention and treatment.
Community counseling is offered in Bend and La Pine (see locations at upper right).
Veterans counseling is offered in Bend (see location at upper right).
Clients meet with a student counselor once a week for a 50-minute appointment during the school term. It is important to be aware that because of the training nature of the program, sessions with student counselors are videotaped and reviewed as part of the educational component.
To schedule an initial intake session, call 541-322-2047 and leave your name and phone number and a good time to reach you. You may also complete the online registration form; just make sure to tell us a good time to reach you.
OSU-Cascades will continue the free counseling program into future school terms, so on-going counseling will be available.
OSU-Cascades’ counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accrediting Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The program is recognized by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and the National Board of Certified Counselors as meeting requirements for state licensing and national certification.
Client Information Sheet (PDF)
Free Counseling Sites
OSU-Cascades Graduate & Research Center
650 SW Columbia
South Deschutes County Services Building
51340 Highway 97 South