Spring Quarter 2020 Update:
South Seattle College's Counseling Department is committed to providing high-quality, confidential and secure counseling services to our students. As a result, counselors must ensure appropriate legal, regulatory and technological safeguards are in place prior to providing counseling services remotely. Counselors are evaluating numerous approaches to serving students. As soon as appropriate safeguards are in place, students will be able to schedule appointments.
Currently enrolled students who would like to receive counseling services may do so by e-mail. This service is not available to new and prospective students at this time. (Counselors continue to evaluate appropriate safeguards for these students.)
Based on feedback from students, staff, administrators, and faculty, students on academic probation or suspension are receiving priority counseling. When sending an e-mail to a counselor, please provide the following information.
- Student's Full Name
- Student Identification (SID) Number
- Counseling Service(s) Requested (i.e., Probation or Suspension Counseling; Career Counseling; Educational Counseling; or Personal Counseling) - Please click on the link for additional information about counseling services. southseattle.edu/counseling
- If you are on academic probation or suspension, please include a statement indicating a copy of your Educational Plan that was approved by one of South's advisors is on file in Advisor Dashboard. The Educational Plan must be dated January 2020 or more recently. If you do not have an up-to-date Educational Plan, please request assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have received academic probation or suspension counseling services from one of South's counselors, please state the name of your counselor. This counselor will continue working with you.
- List each course you would like to take during Spring Quarter with the four-digit item number.
Counselors will respond as quickly as possible, but please note counselors are experiencing a higher than usual amount of e-mails.
- Stephen Coates-White - Email: Stephen.Coates-White@seattlecolleges.edu
- Don Howard - Email: Donald.Howard@seattlecolleges.edu
- Yvonne Willis-Oguntuwase - Email: Yvonne.Willis@seattlecolleges.edu
In addition, South’s counselors encourage students to use the following resources for information 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
- Dial 2-1-1 for local resources and support
- Dial 9-1-1 if you feel you are in crisis
At South Seattle College, career counseling and exploration are crucial services provided by our counseling department. Counselors can help you assess your interests, skills, values and personality preferences; identify barriers to decision making and goal setting; investigate the world of work; explore career transition issues; and help integrate your career goals into your educational planning process.
Exploring a career and determining which path may be right for you can be done in different ways. The following are some options offered to students:
- Help with assessing students’ confidence, interests, motivation, personalities, skills, values as well as other aspects of self, and help correctly interpret this information as part of a career decision-making process.
- Assessing your unique personality and patterns of interests can be helpful in organizing information about yourself, making the major selection or career search process easier. We offer two different assessment instruments:
- Strong Interest Inventory: Compares your interests with people in a variety of occupations to assess similar or dissimilar interests.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Helps students identify their personality type and occupations that are most attractive to persons with a similar personality type. The indicator helps students learn which work environment can provide career satisfaction for each personality type.
- To determine which assessment is most appropriate, please make an appointment to meet with a counselor by calling 206.934.6409. A $31 fee per assessment is charged for currently enrolled South Seattle College students.
- Introduce the student to computer-based resources such as WOIS and make referral to the Career Center / WorkSource for additional occupational exploration options and career workshops (resumè building, etc.).