WSU Tri-Cities


Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services has moved locations! Aphrodite is in West 263B.

Short term mental health care for current Washington State University Tri-Cities’ students is available on campus from Aphrodite Beidler, LMHC. There is no fee for services, and strict confidentiality is maintained in accordance with the legal and ethical guidelines. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students.

We offer the following services:

  • Initial Assessment
  • Individual Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Conjoint Counseling
  • Consultation Services

Aphrodite is available for appointments:

  • Monday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 1–4 p.m.
  • Thursday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Friday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Located in West 263B

Note: There are no summer Counseling Serivces.

You are welcome to stop by or to call at: 509-372-7153. Please leave your name, phone number, and preferred dates and times, and she will return your call promptly to schedule your appointment.

Spring 2014 Student Success Workshops

All workshops are FREE! No RSVP needed.

Monday, January 27, 10 a.m., West 240
Tuesday, January 28, 1 p.m., West 240

Goal Setting: This workshop is designed to help you focus and develop realistic and attainable goals.

Monday, February 3, 10 a.m., West 240
Tuesday, February 4, 1 p.m., West 240

Time Management: Learn how to manage yourself so you can manage your time. We will discuss the most common reasons for procrastination and the best strategies for success!

Monday, February 10, 10 a.m., West 240
Tuesday, February 11, 1 p.m., West 240

Happiness Matters: Often a negative mood can ruin our whole day. Our moods affect our behavior and determine our success or failure so it is important to learn how to navigate them. This workshop will enhance your ability for self-awareness, self-expression and help you identify what you need to do to feel more satisfied with yourself and with your life.

Monday, March 3, 10 a.m., West 240
Tuesday, March 4, 1 p.m., West 240

Communication Skills: Relationship troubles start with ineffective communication. This workshop will teach you how to become more assertive and how to improve your professional and personal relationships.

Monday, March 10, 10 a.m., West 240
Tuesday, March 11, 1 p.m., West 240

Overcoming Test Anxiety: Do you feel that although you study for a test you can get a blank mind during testing time? Learn ways to manage your anxiety before and during exams.

Monday, March 24, 10 a.m., West 240
Tuesday, March 25, 1 p.m., West 240

Note Taking Strategies: Active listening and effective note taking are crucial skills for academic success. Learn how to take notes that will improve your in-class experience and enhance understanding of the material.

Monday, April 7, 10 a.m., West 240
Tuesday, April 8, 1 p.m., West 240

Improving Study Habits: Learn the key components that contribute to successful study habits. Evaluate your current study habits and learn new strategies that will help you study more effectively.

Monday, April 14, 10 a.m., West 240
Tuesday, April 15, 1 p.m., West 240

Controlling Presentation Anxiety: Do you feel self-conscious when you are around others? Do you stress out when you have presentations for class? Learn how to overcome stress and how to build your confidence.

Questions? Contact Aphrodite Beidler at 372-7153 or

Helpful links & Information

Emergency Telephone Numbers

If you are having an emergency situation and it is after office hours here are some useful emergency contact numbers:

  • Police, Fire, or Medical Help 911
  • WSU Student Affairs Director 509-372-7139
  • Off-hours Campus Contact 509-372-7234
  • Crisis Response Unit
    (24 hour hotline)
  • Domestic Violence Services 509-582-9841 (24 hour hotline)
  • Sexual Assault Response Center 509-374-5391 (24 hour hotline)

Counseling Services, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354, 509-372-7153,