Graduate Medical Education Wellness Counseling provides free and confidential services to residents and clinical fellows in the Washington University Medical School/Barnes Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Consortium.

Our services promote well-being, help reduce clinician burnout, and support mental health. There is no need for a specific mental health diagnosis in order to seek services. In fact, many of the trainees we work with do not meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder but are simply addressing an acute stressor, seeking support in making an important decision, dealing with conflict in relationships, or managing the ups and downs of being human. If you are wondering if counseling could be helpful for you, we encourage you to reach out so we can explore this together. This is a time of growth and stress. You are not alone. Your willingness to talk to someone is a courageous move and we are honored to walk this journey with you.


  • Individual counseling
  • Referrals
  • Group debriefs
  • Support groups
  • Workshops
  • Consultation


Monday: 10am to 7pm

Tuesday: 8am – 8pm

Wednesday: 7am – 5pm

Thursday 8am – 7pm

Friday: 8 am to 5pm

Meet with us

Schedule a time to meet with one of our GME counselors.

Crisis Response

Please note: GME Wellness staff does not maintain 24-hour access to email or voicemail.
If you are in crisis or experiencing a life-threatening or harm-producing emergency, please call “911” or go to your nearest emergency room.

National Suicide Hotline: 988
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
STL Behavioral Health Response: (314) 469-6699

Additional Resources

Physician Support Line: (888) 409-0131 (Hours: 7AM – 11PM)
National Alliance for Mental Illness STL: (314) 962-4670 (Hours: M-F, 8:30AM – 5PM)


Counseling services are confidential in accordance with the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) and state and federal law. Neither the fact that you seek counseling nor any information disclosed in the sessions will appear in your GME training records. Counseling records are not kept in EPIC.