In order to meet your informational needs, this page has been designed for you to explore independently.  Extensive resources are available, both on campus and online.

There are a variety of books selected by several of the Counseling Center staff that are on permanent reserve in the library.  You can view the selection of titles on this books page.

Several series of Relaxation Response CD’s are also available for check out at the PLU Library.  On the PLU on-line library catalog, select “Course Reserves/Lute Library”, and in the “Course/Dept.” drop-down box they are listed under “CC: Counseling Center”.

Titles Include:

  • Anxious to Please: 7 revolutionary practices for the chronically nice
  • The Body Keeps the Score: brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma
  • Courage to Grieve
  • Emotional Intelligence: why it can matter more than IQ
  • It Didn’t Start with You: how inherited family trauma shapes who we are…
  • Letting Go of Stress: four effective techniques for relaxation and stress reduction
  • Mother’s Who Can’t Love: a healing guide for daughters
  • OCD Workbook
  • Power of Habit
  • Roadmap to Resilience: a guide for military, trauma victims and their families
  • When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

General Information

Available Apps (some free, some with paid plans or subscriptions)

  • MY3 – lets you stay connected when you are having thoughts of suicide
  • Headspace – experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere.
  • Buddhify – mindfulness meditation on the go.
  • MyLife – Slay your stress, get more sleep or find your calm with short mindfulness activities tuned to your emotions.
  • Calm – Sleep more. Stress less. Live better.
  • Insight Timer – 55,000 free guided meditations and music tracks.
  • The Mindfulness App – Meditation for Everyone.
  • Self-help Anxiety Management (SAM) – help you track your anxiety and learn how to manage it.
  • Relax Melodies – Sleep to your own beat. Endless Relaxation, Sleep & Meditation.
  • Take a Break! at Meditation Oasis – Guided Meditations for Stress Relief.
  • Smiling Mind – Help bring balance to your life.

Alcohol / Substance Abuse



Domestic Violence

Eating Disorders

Grief, Loss, or Death Issues


Making Friends

Support with Political Outcomes

Post Traumatic Stress

Sexual Assault


Suicide Prevention

Stress Management

Transition to College

Other Miscellaneous Resources

Below are additional resources, some with links to off-campus sources.

24-Hour Help Is Available

Pierce County Sexual Assault Center
Phone: 253-474-7273
Toll Free: 800-756-7273
TTY: 352-274-0448

Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline
Phone: 253-798-4166
Toll Free: 800-764-2420
TTY: 253-798-6050


Help Is Available On Campus

Magdalena Stickel
Confidential Advocate
Program Coordinator
(253) 535-8204
Schedule a meeting with Magdalena HERE

More details and additional resources are available here. 

Help Is Available On Campus

Bias Incident Response Team

Students who experience or are a bystander to bias at PLU are encouraged to utilize the Bias Incident Response Team.

Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability
Phone: 253-535-8750

The Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability is a community that explores and celebrates issues of intersectional identity and social justice.

More details and additional resources are available here. 

Proactive Care Services

Check out these videos created by Counseling Center counselors!  The Proactive Care video series will be an ongoing project, designed to bring self-help topics to a larger audience, on demand.

Keep an eye out as new topics will be added throughout the semester!