Counseling

Counseling Center: BE 3166

Seattle Central’s counselors offer short-term counseling for a variety of issues. As faculty professionals with master’s or doctoral degrees in counseling/guidance, we are committed to providing support and direction to students to help them pursue their educational and career goals, as well as achieve personal growth. We recognize that counseling can be learning, and that real learning occurs when both the student and counselor are fully involved.

Mission, Vision, and Values Statement of Seattle Central College’s Counseling Center

Mission

Our mission is to promote a holistic approach to the intellectual and social-emotional development of students towards equity, diversity, and inclusion through counseling and teaching.

Vision

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

Values

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

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

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

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.

Crisis Intervention

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.