Personal Counseling

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.

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

Community Resources

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. Some community resources are also listed below.

24 Hour Crisis Line

In Seattle: 206.461.3222
TTY: 206.461.3219
Available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Washington Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
1-800-SUICIDE or 1.800.275.TALK

Domestic Violence


Alcohol/Drug Help Line (24-hours daily)

206.722.3700 or 1.800.562.1240

Community Information Line

In Seattle: 211 
Toll Free: 1.800.621.4636
TTY: 206.461.3610 (Available Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)