If you are currently experiencing a crisis situation, please call 911 or contact CRISIS CONNECTIONS: 1866-427-4747 (24-HR Crisis Line)!
Remote Operations Update:
Due to COVID-19 and understanding Return to Work processes, counselors will provide limited virtual counseling appointments during the summer months. The priority during summer hours will be to address Academic Student Progress and crisis related needs.
Counselors will return to providing robust counseling services in our daily work on September 22, 2021. It is unknown at this time whether in-person counseling will be available beginning Fall Quarter.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a counseling appointment.
In addition, South’s counselors encourage students to 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
- work with undecided and prospective students on major and/or professional-technical program selection.
- help students understand learning theory for application to their own lives.
- help students learn strategies for academic success, e.g., study skills, test-taking, time management, learning styles, and stress management.
- work with students on academic probation and suspension in creating academic success plans and developing new skills and habits for success.
- help students understand SSC academic and professional-technical degree requirements.
- help students understand admission, degree, and graduation requirements at receiving institutions.
- assist advising staff with registration of students on an as-needed basis.
Counselors provide educational counseling to support student success and development. Because of the counselors’ educational backgrounds and work experience, they use professional-level counseling knowledge and skills to help each student and prospective student establish educational goals based on assessments of his or her personality, interests, skills, values, life experiences, motivation, confidence, learning style and resources. Counselors are uniquely qualified to help students and prospective students who have not selected a major or program of study with the decision-making process and the selection of educational goals.
In addition to helping students establish educational goals, counselors also help students develop educational plans to accomplish their educational goals. Counselors provide academic advisement. In addition to helping students understand South Seattle College’s academic and professional/technical certificate as well as degree requirements, counselors also assist students in understanding admission, degree and graduation requirements at receiving institutions (especially four-year colleges and universities). Each quarter, counselors help students select courses as well as develop short-term and long-term educational plans.
Educational counseling also includes helping students learn specific strategies for academic success. Counselors help students improve study skills, test-taking skills and time-management skills. In addition, counselors help students resolve problems related to classes, understand college policies and procedures as well as adjust to college life.