The Counseling Center is operating in a hybrid mode for the remainder of the 2022-2023 academic year. This winter quarter, Counselors are available to meet through in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays and remotely through Zoom Monday-Friday. Appointment times begin at 9 and end at 3:00.Counselors are away during the quarter breaks.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Counseling.Central@seattlecolleges.edu with your name, ctcLink ID, and your inquiry. We will communicate with you regarding what documents will need to be completed prior to the appointment, provide you the link and instructions on how to access your appointment.
Access Points: If you may need to contact and/or schedule an appointment for counseling, please email Counseling.Central@seattlecolleges.edu. Our email will be checked Monday-Friday, but please note that it may take up to 24-48 business hours for us to respond. Email is not a secure nor confidential form of communication, so please do not include any personal identifying information.
Services Offered: Distance counseling services will be offered to currently enrolled students, students on Academic Probation, and students who are program ready.
Students who are not program ready yet or who are interested in professional/technical programs should contact the Advising Office.
For students in crisis: If you are experiencing a mental health emergency/need immediate assistance please call the National Help Line at 988, the King County Crisis Connections at 866.427.4747 and/or text the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
Counseling Center: BE 3166
Seattle Central’s Counselors work with students enrolled at Seattle Central College to explore and pursue their educational and career goals, as well as achieve personal growth. As faculty professionals with clinical experience and advanced degrees in counseling/guidance, education, psychology, and social work we recognize that pursuing education presents opportunities as well as challenges. Seattle Central Counselors are committed to supporting students to access opportunities, meet challenges, and take best advantage of their personal educational experience.
Mission, Vision, and Values Statement of Seattle Central College’s Counseling Center
Our mission is to promote the intellectual and social-emotional development of students through counseling and teaching rooted in equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Counseling Center emphasizes:
- Commitment to student success
- Student resiliency, growth, and healing
- Cultivating partnerships with the campus community through outreach and consultation services
- Building a sense of community through culturally responsive counseling
In support of Seattle Central College’s values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, we at the Counseling Center honor the intersecting identities and characteristics that make us unique individuals. We recognize and acknowledge the impact of oppression, power, and privilege on students’ social-emotional development. We strive to create a trusting environment and a space where people feel safe. Our commitment to our campus community is to embrace and celebrate diversity in all its richness.
We offer the following services to all currently enrolled students:
- Personal Counseling
- Career Counseling
- Academic Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
Types of Counseling
Personal counseling helps address issues that can make it difficult for students to succeed in college. These may include: stress, grief, anxiety, depression, problems with self-esteem or relationships, culture shock, and other life concerns. Referrals may be made for long-term counseling or therapy if needed.
Career counseling helps students explore career paths that best fit their skills, needs, personality, and interests. Counselors use career assessment tools to help students gain a better understanding of their strengths and interests.
Academic counseling helps students cope with issues related to classes, adjusting to college culture, understanding college processes and other issues. Referrals may be made to campus support services such as tutoring.
While at school, students may occasionally encounter extremely challenging situations in their personal lives. Counseling staff are available to address these immediate problems and, if necessary, refer them to additional support services.