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
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:
- 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