The Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) Behavioral Health team offers individual counseling for Western students and staff and faculty.
Western’s University Counseling Center (located in Crystal Hall 104) services include on-site counseling and support in some of the following areas: adjustment, relationships, grief or loss, anxiety, depression, substance use and abuse treatment, peer support services as well as urgent consultation and crisis intervention.
To schedule an appointment please call first.
- Fall hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Walk Ins: Accepted on a first come, first served basis Monday to Friday, 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. (during academic year only)
When a person is in crisis, they should call 911 or the Colorado Crisis Services Hotline at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. Their trained professionals provide free, immediate and confidential help 24/7, 365 days a year. No matter your issue or circumstance, this service is always here for you.
Direct Visit: Gunnison Valley Hospital Emergency Room (711 N. Taylor St.)
Ask them to page the Mental Health Emergency Professional on call (there may be charges for the hospital and lab)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK(8255); En espanol: 888.628.9484
TimelyCare: TalkNow is an on-demand support service to access emotional health support with expert counselors on-demand 24/7
Erin Wesley joined Gunnison Valley Health in 2022 as a behavioral health clinician. Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with expertise in eating disorders, LGBTQIA+ and suicide prevention and intervention. Erin earned her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Walden University. Erin uses a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT and person-centered therapies to help clients, and values inclusivity in terms of race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, socioeconomic status and body size. In her free time, Erin enjoys advocating for size diversity acceptance and anti-diet culture messaging in media, taking advantage of all that the Gunnison valley has to offer outdoors–including skiing, hiking, backpacking and mountain biking, and sharing laughs with her kids and loved ones.
|Jared Sahagun, LPC
Jared Sahagun joined Gunnison Valley Health in 2022 as a behavioral health clinician. Jared is a Licensed Professional Counselor with expertise in trauma, relationships, and mood disorders. Jared earned his Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Westminster College. Jared has experience working with children, adolescents and young adults and lists his job working in the Counseling Center at Western as his favorite job ever. When not at work, Jared enjoys mountain biking, dirt biking and hiking all the awesome local trails.
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