Counseling

Counseling Services
Seattle Central Counselors will be providing distance counseling sessions to currently enrolled Seattle Central College students via Doxy.me or by phone. Counselors will be available remotely throughout Spring and Summer 2020 quarters, but are away from office during quarter breaks. 
 
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Counseling.Central@seattlecolleges.edu with your name, Student ID (SID), 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 is regularly monitored during our scheduled business hours 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.
 
Student Success Workshop Videos: Video recordings of our counselors providing study skills presentations are available for viewing under the Student Success Workshops tab. Accompanying PowerPoint handouts and notes are available as well.

For students in crisis: If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911 or the 24-hour crisis hotline, Crisis Connections, at 1.866.427.4747.
 

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.