Counseling & Wellness

Our Team


After-hours crisis services are available to students through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Cougar Health by calling 509-335-2159.

Bethany Colaprete

Ed. S., LMHC - Director of Counseling and Wellness

Bethany is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington and Idaho. Bethany received her Master’s Degree in Human Services with an emphasis on School Counseling and a Specialist degree in School Psychology at the University of Idaho. Her areas of interest and experience are in eating psychology, individuals and couples counseling, general mental and physical health, compassion-fatigue, mindfulness, and experiential learning and outdoor education. Bethany’s counseling philosophy is compassion-focused and client-centered, using cognitive-behavioral, existential, dialectical-behavior, and animal assisted therapies as part of the process. Ultimately, she is strengths-based and identifies the unique qualities one has to be successful. If necessary, she will utilize resources and offer referrals as needed.

Rocky Lucas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

rocky.lucas@wsu.edu   509-335-4607

Currently taking appointments

Rocky is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington. Rocky is a graduate of the Master’s in Social Work program at the University of Kentucky. A recent transplant from West Virginia, Rocky comes to WSU with 15 years of social service experience, including 9 years providing mental health therapy to adolescents and adults. His areas of focus include improving distress tolerance, emotional regulation, substance abuse, and LGBT issues. His psychotherapeutic approach is REBT-based (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy), focused on helping patients confront negative, unhealthy thinking patterns. He is also an educator, having served as adjunct faculty in the social work department at Marshall University.

Martha Jane Jenkins

Ph.D., LMHCA - Counselor & Wellbeing Specialist

martha.jenkins@wsu.edu   509-335-1148

Currently taking appointments

Jane is a Psychology resident and Licensed Mental Health Counselor associate in the state of Washington. Jane received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with specialties in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Child and Family Counseling from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She received her Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in the Human-Animal Bond from Washington State University. Jane is supervised by Bethany Colaprete, Eds LPC, LMHC, NCC (Bethany.colaprete@wsu.edu). Jane also receives professional consultation from Nikki Stypa, PsyD.  Jane’s areas of interest and experience are in mood disorders (anxiety, depression), trauma recovery, emotion regulation, interpersonal communication, and non-suicidal self-injury. Jane has provided individual, couple, and group therapy for children, teens, teens with autism, adults, and older adults. Jane’s counseling philosophy is client-centered, using cognitive-behavioral, compassion-focused, dialectical-behavior, acceptance and commitment, and equine-facilitated techniques as adjuncts to therapy as appropriate. Ultimately, she identifies the unique qualities one has, as well as cognitive patterns that interfere with success, to reach therapeutic goals. If necessary, she will utilize resources and offer referrals as needed

Counseling and Wellness has modified its practice procedures and will be providing most services by secure Zoom or telephone. Select services will be provided in-person following all Covid-19 related protocols put forward by WSU. To request in-person services, please communicate directly with your chosen counselor.

Therapy services are available to students within the College of Veterinary Medicine, and consultation/referral services are available to faculty, staff, or house officers within the College of Veterinary Medicine.


During your first visit, you will meet with a counselor who will listen to your concerns and work with you to determine a course of action. This could include scheduled ongoing sessions with a counselor or referral to a community provider. Intake paperwork, including informed consent, will be reviewed and completed during this session.


How to Schedule 

To schedule your session, please contact Amy Donaldson
amy.donaldson@wsu.edu   509-335-5036
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

You can also contact the counselors directly by email or phone.

Amy Donaldson

Office Assistant
Washington State University