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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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’s okay to be nervous
- All counseling services are culturally responsive and social justice oriented. Counselors are 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.
- 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.