Our Services 

The Counseling Center 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. Telehealth and in-person appointments available.

Personal/Mental Health Counseling

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and in need of support? Personal counseling can help support students’ general well-being and overall functioning. Common concerns addressed in personal counseling 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.

Career Counseling

Unsure about your major or career path? Career counseling can help you develop your career identity through an exploration of interests, skills, and values. The Counseling Center also offers career assessments and assistance exploring major and career options.

Student Success Counseling

Having difficulty in your classes or navigating the college system? Student success counseling can help. Some topics a counselor can help you explore include adjusting to college life, poor academic progress, study strategies such as reading textbooks and test taking strategies, time management skills, and overcoming test anxiety.

Crisis Intervention

At times students may have urgent needs or be in an emergency situation. Students may come directly to the Counseling Center and/or call 206-546-4594 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 the Counseling Center.  

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. 

Please note our hours of operation and contact information for crisis support when our office is closed.


The Counseling Center offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which can be helpful in organizing preferences and information about yourself, and 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

The Counseling Center provides referrals to both campus and off-campus resources. You can review the printed material located at the Counseling Center (FOSS 5245) or check out our online resources.  Cannot find what you are looking for? Please call our front desk at 206-546-4594 for more information.


Counselors provide consultation services to students, faculty, staff and families concerned about a student. Consultation may include how to refer a student to the Counseling Center or other professional, information and referral to campus and community resources, and how to help a student in distress or crisis.  In need of consultation about a student? Call our front desk at 206-546-4594 to be referred to the appropriate person for consultation.


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 general well-being topics such as self-care and setting healthy boundaries.

Are you a staff or faculty member interested in presenting a wellness or health promotion topic to your students? Call our front desk at 206-546-4594 to be referred to the appropriate counselor.

Mental Health First Aid

The Counseling Center offers quarterly Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for our campus community. MHFA is a research-supported international education program developed to teach adults how to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges. Please contact the Counseling Center front desk or look out for quarterly announcements to sign up for MHFA training.