Our Counseling Services Center assists currently enrolled students who seek guidance services in a positive and professional environment. Make an appointment for your free short-term personal or educational counseling sessions (usually three to five sessions per student).
Our services include:
- Individual and group counseling
- Crisis intervention
- Community referrals to other agencies
- Personal, educational, and career counseling
What is personal counseling?
Are you struggling with family conflict, divorce, substance abuse, depression, grief and loss, a learning disability, or stress or anxiety about academic achievement? We offer students free counseling services that are confidential and professional that allow you to express your feelings and identify patterns of thinking with a trained and caring counselor.
What is educational counseling?
Do you need help selecting and planning an effective program of study? Our Advisors are available to assist you through individual consultation and group course planning sessions. Our Advisors can also help you learn new study habits, stress and time management skills, and how to communicate effectively with others.
What is crisis counseling?
Crisis Counseling focuses on single or recurrent problems that are overwhelming or traumatic. Our Counseling Services Center can assist you with crisis problems.
What is a consultation?
Students and faculty can make an appointment for an initial consultation. Meeting with a counselor lasts about 15-60 minutes. During this time the counselor will determine if the services requested are available through the Counseling Services Center or an outside community resource. You may also be asked to fill out confidential forms.
Note: The Counseling Services Center does not prescribe medicine.
What is disability access information?
We are committed to the full access and inclusion of all qualified students in SVI programs. Our school facilitates reasonable accommodations for students with a qualifying disability or a temporary medical condition while maintaining institutional standards.
Our office will:
- Collaborate with Seattle Central College when there are issues of accommodations.
- Attempt to assist the student in obtaining the proper documentation evidence of a disability, such as an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) which is necessary to receive services.
- Develop an accommodation plan for you to ensure necessary and appropriate classroom accommodations.
- Facilitate non-classroom accommodations.
- Assist you with problem-solving and facilitating connections with appropriate resources.
What is your privacy and confidential rights policy?
All information shared with a counselor is held in the strictest confidence unless:
- You contemplate injuring yourself or other people.
- You have committed or intend to commit a crime or harmful act.
- You are thought to be involved in abuse of a dependent adult or child.
- You find it necessary to file suit against a counselor.