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Welcome to the Counseling Center!

What do Counselors Do?

  • Assist students with a wide variety of personal life challenges;
  • Concerns that may be impacting academic performance;
  • Help students use their values and interests to explore college majors and career choices;
  • Help students brainstorm strategies to maximize their personal, career, and educational potential.
  • For example, counselors may work with students to improve study skills and personal motivation and/or help them better manage depressive symptoms or academic anxiety.

How do I Make an Appointment to See a Counselor?

  • Call us: 425-564-5747
  • See us in person: Our front desk is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Affairs building (B-Building)
  • Email us: askacounselor@bellevuecollege.edu
    • If you email a counselor please email only one counselor.
    • Please allow 24-48 hours for a response if you send an email during regular business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

 What Can I Expect During My Counseling Session?

  • BC counselors are here to listen and help you move towards your goals.
  • It is okay to be nervous. 
  • All counseling services are culturally responsive and socially justice orientated.
  • We want to help all students achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.
  • We will be non-judgmental, listen while supporting your decision-making, and advocate on your behalf if necessary.  
  • All interactions with a counselor, including everything you discuss and even appointments that are made, are confidential.
    • Ethically, counselors cannot and will not share anything you say during counseling appointments with anyone outside of the counseling center.
      • There are a few safety and other related exceptions to confidentiality that your counselor will discuss with you during your appointment.
  • Because of the confidential nature of our services, all students will be asked to complete a brief informed consent and preliminary counseling paperwork.
    • What, and how much, of this paperwork you choose to complete is completely voluntary.

Urgent Care

  • If you have an immediate health-related emergency, please call 9-1-1, campus safety at 425-564-2400 or the 24-hour crisis line at 206-461-3222.

Report Concerns through the CARE Team

Click here to find information that offers ways to report a concern or to seek support.

 

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