Counseling Services provides free, confidential and professional counseling services, resources and referral to support the academic and personal success, health, and well-being of our students and campus community.
Personal/Mental Health Counseling
Students seek personal counseling services for many reasons. Common concerns include depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, substance use, and relationship challenges. Supportive and culturally responsive, counselors provide a safe space for students to address their concerns and learn to manage and cope with symptoms.
Need to choose a major or decide upon a career path? Let us help you develop a better understanding of yourself, learn about career and academic research tools, and develop a method for informed decision making. We also offer a 2-credit career exploration class if the structure and support of a classroom setting is your preference.
Educational/Student Success Counseling
Having difficulty in your classes or navigating the college system? Some topics a counselor can help you explore include, but are not limited to, adjusting to college life, poor academic progress, study strategies such as reading textbooks and test taking strategies, time management skills, and overcoming test anxiety.
At times students may have urgent needs or be in an emergency situation. Students may come directly to Counseling Services and/or call 206-546-4559 in order to be seen by a professional counselor as soon as possible. A student may appreciate a faculty or staff member walking with them to Counseling Services.
Please indicate to the receptionist that you believe it is an urgent situation and briefly describe what you are experiencing in order to receive the fastest attention possible.
Personality and Interest Assessments
We offer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) which can be helpful in organizing preferences and information about yourself. We also offer the Strong Interest Inventory which measures interests in vocation and leisure time and can be helpful when deciding upon a major or career path. Fees for each assessment are $20 each for Shoreline Community College students.
Assessments are more than just taking a “test” and reading results. Counselors prefer to meet with students before determining if any formal assessment is needed. If you would like more information about the assessments we offer please make an appointment with a counselor to determine next steps.
Resources and Referrals
Counseling Services provides referrals to both campus and off-campus resources. You can review the printed material located at the Advising and Counseling Center (FOSS 5229) or check out our online resources. If you don't find what you're looking for please ask our staff for assistance to connect you with resources.
Counselors provide consultation services to students, faculty, staff and families concerned about a student. Consultation may include how to refer a student to Counseling Services or other professional, information and referral to campus and community resources, and how to help a student in distress or crisis.
Counselors offer a broad range of workshops covering a variety of topics to include understanding mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders/body image; academic related topics such as time management and test-taking; and health promotion topics such as sexual consent, domestic violence, and substance use. Look for our quarterly calendar of events to find our workshop offerings!
Are you a staff or faculty member interested in presenting a wellness or health promotion topic to your students? Contact our counseling staff to inquire how we may be able to help.