Counseling Services

Counseling services are available to all registered students through the Counseling Center. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, alcohol and drug problems, and family dysfunction are some of the common reasons for seeking counseling services. Services are provided in a comfortable office in the lower level of Shaw. Counseling is confidential and provided at no charge. Appointments may be scheduled in person, by telephone, or email.

Do you struggle with anxiety, depression or relationship issues? The Counseling Center is offering a Mindfulness group to enhance skills in the areas of:

  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Kindness to self
    And more!

Wednesdays 2-3:20 pm

Group begins on March 1st.

It is FREE for all currently enrolled students.

The Counseling Center is offering a Wellness support group. This group is safe, supportive and nonjudgmental place where participants can give and receive support.This group will offer strategies and skills for coping with anxiety, depression, transition and other difficult life issues.

Meetings: Fridays 10-11:30 pm

Group begins on March 1st.

It is FREE for all currently enrolled students.

Make an Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment at the Counseling Center, please call the main office line at 801.832.2465.


All services provided at the Westminster College Counseling Center are considered confidential and are protected by state and federal confidentiality laws. Records at the Counseling Center have no effect on Academic Records, and are kept in locked filing cabinets. No information may be released to a third party (including family or staff members) without the consent of the client. there are some legal exceptions to what can be kept confidential, so please talk to your counselor more in depth about these exceptions if you have any concerns.

24 Hour Emergency Contacts

If you are experiencing a mental health or psychological emergency and are unable to reach the counseling center, please use the following 24 hour emergency numbers:

ResourcePhone Number
Life Threatening Emergencies9-1-1
University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)801-587-3000
Salt Lake Behavioral Health801-264-6000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline800-273-8255

Counseling Center Staff


Lisa Jones, PhD
Director of the Counseling Center


Cory Shipp, LCSW

Molly Butterworth, Ph.D., Psychologist