Counseling Center: BE 3166
We are here to provide support and direction as you pursue your educational goals. As a group we share common beliefs, but as individuals we may go about assisting you in slightly different ways. We recognize that counseling can be learning, and that real learning occurs when both the student and the counselor are fully involved.

Counselors provide short–term counseling for a variety of problems, if the problem is of a longterm nature, the counselor may refer you to an appropriate professional in the surrounding area.

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, they are committed to providing support and direction to students to help them pursue their educational and career goals, as well as achieve personal growth.

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.

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.