Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) offers free personal and mental health
counseling to currently enrolled students (up to 12 sessions). Resources in the community are
also available for students and non-students.
Personal Counseling is a chance to talk confidentially with an objective person who
can help you learn new skills and look at situations in different ways. This can help
you become more capable of solving new problems on your own in the future. Some students
benefit from one or two sessions of problem-solving, while others may require more.
Although counselors may differ in their approach to counseling, they all have one
goal in common: to help you resolve your concerns.
Neera Mehta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of California, Davis, and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus.
Neera's approach to counseling is primarily Cognitive-Behavioral, which focuses on identifying dysfunctional thought patterns that are causing distress. Interventions will include thought and behavior modification with the purpose of decreasing distressful symptoms. She emphasizes personal responsibility and believes in empowering clients through education. One of her goals is to empower clients with sufficient knowledge and skills to manage their distress so they no longer need counseling.
Services are available to all currently enrolled LWTech students. To make a counseling appointment, please call Student Development and Retention Services at (425) 739-8300 or stop by the reception desk in West Building, W207.
Non-LWTech students can review a list of Counseling Resources to access counseling services in the community.