WELCOME TO WHATCOM COUNSELING & PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC So that lives may flourish

Since 1957, Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic has provided comprehensive and personalized mental health, psychiatric, and chemical dependency outpatient services to the residents of Whatcom County. A leader in the field of behavioral health care, the Clinic offers high quality, compassionate treatment and support programs on a timely basis for everyone in our community, regardless of need.

At the Clinic, we believe each individual deserves a hopeful and satisfying life. To that end, we provide an array of services aimed at addressing behavioral health concerns among a broad section of our population. We treat mental illness and chemical dependency as integral parts of physical health care and encourage anyone in need of assistance to seek help.

Whether you are a health care provider, an individual looking for treatment services, or are simply interested in learning more about our organization, we hope you will find the information you need at our website. For additional questions, please feel free to contact our office directly at (360) 676-2220.

NEWS AND EVENTS

  • 07/01/14 - Compass Health Announces Completion of Merger with Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic

    Compass Health is pleased to announce the merger of Whatcom Counseling &Psychiatric Clinic (WCPC) with Compass Health. Currently serving Snohomish, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties, Compass Health is one of the state’s largest non-profit providers of integrated behavioral health services.

    With the addition of WCPC, Compass Health will be expanding its services to include Whatcom County, extending its footprint north to the Canadian border. Both WCPC and Compass Health have been leaders in providing high quality, integrated behavioral healthcare, ensuring that a full continuum of care is available to clients seeking care.

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  • 04/17/13 - Rainbow Recovery Center brings Paula Poundstone to Bellingham

    Paula Poundstone will provide a benefit performance for the Rainbow Recovery Center, a program of Whatcom Counseling on Saturday May 18, 2013 at Mount Baker Theatre.
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  • 01/25/13 - After Newtown:  A Community Conversation on Mental health and Public Safety

    • How do we recognize the signs of serious mental illness, especially in young people?
    • How do we provide help to troubled individuals and support to their families?
    • In times of crisis, what resources exist in Bellingham and Whatcom County to protect public safety and provide mental health treatment for all who need it?

    To address these questions, Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic will sponsor a community conversation on mental health and public safety at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Bellingham High School Auditorium. The event is free and open to all.

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  • 10/21/12 - Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic Chooses New Executive Director

    Jan Bodily, Chief Executive Officer of Four Corners Community Behavioral Health in Price, Utah, has been appointed Executive Director of Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic. Bodily, who holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, has more than 18 years experience leading mental health service agencies in Utah. She replaces Whatcom Counseling Executive Director Dean T. Wight, who is retiring in January.
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  • 09/29/12 - ‘Recovery Month’ Spreads Message of Hope

    In Whatcom County and across the United States, September was celebrated as “National Recovery Month,” an annual effort to promote awareness about the prevention and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.
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  • 06/01/12 - Civic Leaders Praise WCPC’s Vital Services

    Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic provides vital services to every member of our community, regardless of ability to pay. The services the clinic provides contribute to this community’s quality of life, by giving the most vulnerable the tools they need to cope with mental illness and substance abuse. Here’s what Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws, Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo and Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville have to say about how WCPC contributes to our quality of life.
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  • 05/01/12 - WCPC Adds Substance Abuse Treatment Program

    Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic (WCPC), a local non-profit mental health organization, has signed an agreement with Westcoast Counseling & Treatment Center to acquire its chemical dependency treatment practice located at 1200 Dupont in Bellingham. Westcoast Counseling, owned by Chemical Dependency Professionals Carole Wells and Linda Waller, has been in business since January, 2003.
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  • 03/13/12 - Our Unique and Compassionate Community

    Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic is dedicated to ensuring that all citizens of Whatcom County receive the mental health services that they need. That mission was the focus of a recent presentation to the Bellingham City Club by Dennis Dashiell, a licensed mental health counselor and member of the WCPC Board of Directors.
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MAKE AN
APPOINTMENT

For mental health counseling, call Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic at (360) 676-2220 or e-mail info@whatcomcounseling.org, or simply go the main clinic at 3645 E. McLeod. Whatcom Counseling offers limited walk-in mental health evaluations, call ahead for times and days.


Whatcom Counseling also offers drug, alcohol, chemical or substance abuse services, call for an appointment.

NEED HELP NOW?

If you fear for your safety or the safety of others, call 911.

If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right away, call the Crisis Line:
1-800-584-3578
TTY 1-425-339-3301

FIND OUT MORE

Keep up on mental health and chemical dependency issues in Whatcom County via our monthly newsletter.
Sign up here: info@whatcomcounseling.org

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