If you are currently experiencing a crisis situation, please call 988, 911 or contact CRISIS CONNECTIONS: 1-866-427-4747 (24-HR Crisis Line)!
Winter Quarter 2023 Service Update:
Counselors are providing both in-person and virtual career, educational, and personal counseling services in support of students and the college. Requests for consultation and/or non-emergency educational and personal counseling appointments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. College employees should consult/follow up with their supervisor during immediate/crisis needs.
Winter quarter availability is as follows:
- In-person, Mon/Thurs 9am - 3pm; virtual Tues/Wed/Fri
- In-person Mon/Wed 10am-4pm; virtual Tues/Thurs/Fri
- In-person Tues/Thurs 8am-2pm; virtual Mon/Wed/Fri
Counseling will also provide in-person support for emerging crisis situations. While we obviously cannot predict when emergencies will occur, counselors are offering the following days/hours of crisis availability:
Angela Campbell, tel: x6841 on campus; 206-934-6810 from off-campus
- Crisis availability: Thursdays, 9am-noon beginning January 12
Stephen Coates-White, tel: x5135 on campus; 206-934-5135 from off-campus
- Crisis Availability: Mondays, 11am-1pm, beginning January 9 (not available on January 16 or February 20)
Yvonne Willis-Oguntuwase, tel: x5825 on campus; 206-934-5825 from off-campus
- Crisis availability: Wednesdays, 9am-12pm, beginning January 11
The counseling department does not provide 24-hour crisis services. Counselors are not available after their scheduled work hours, during weekends/holidays, or in the breaks between quarters. College employees should consult with their supervisors for immediate needs.
***Note: students threatening self-harm or harm to others need immediate crisis support. Please call 988 or 911 in these situations and follow up with campus security at 206-235-0911.***
Counselors are faculty members who help students and prospective students establish and achieve educational, career and personal goals based on a comprehensive assessment of their personalities, interests, skills, values and other resources. South Seattle College has two full-time counselors who hold master’s degrees in counseling.
South Seattle College counselors encourage students to also use the following resources for information and support:
- Dial 9-1-1 if you experience an emergency or crisis
- Dial 1-866-427-4747 for Crisis Connections 24-hour crisis line
- Dial 2-1-1 for local resources and support
- Seattle-King County Health Department
- Contact healthcare professionals through your health insurance plan.
- American Counseling Association (ACA) COVID-19 Resources
- American Psychological Association (APA) Social Distancing Considerations
- Addressing Loneliness As a Result of Social Distancing – AHIP.org
- Racism & Mental Health Resources - While this resource caters toward employees, students might also find the information useful.
- National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education-NCORE (free on demand webinars)
- Want to do more to fight racism? TED speakers suggest ways to educate, activate and donate