Personal Counseling

If you are currently experiencing a crisis situation, please call 911 or contact CRISIS CONNECTIONS: 1866-427-4747 (24-HR Crisis Line)!

South Seattle College counselors provide a welcoming and confidential environment for students to explore personal issues that impact their ability to achieve their academic and other life goals.  Counselors work with each student using cultural sensitivity, and advocate for students to take empowered steps towards positive self-growth and academic success. Although the counseling department does not provide mental health counseling, including diagnosis and assessment, we are able to meet with students in order to determine appropriate community referral.

Students in need of immediate support or intervention should dial 911 or contact the King County Crisis Line at 206.461.3222 or toll free, 866.427.4747.

Examples of topics in personal counseling might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Abuse
  • Community resource referral
  • Cultural conflicts
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Emotion management
  • Feelings of sadness or “feeling down”
  • Grief and loss
  • Inability to focus or concentrate/confusion
  • Lack of balance in life
  • Lack of direction
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship or family issues
  • Resolving a conflict with another student or faculty member
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal ideation