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Welcome to the Counseling Center!

Please Join Us for Mental Health Awareness Week

(OCTOBER 14, 2019—OCTOBER 18, 2019)

ALL WEEK LONG

  • Mental Wellbeing Reading List
    Check out the LMC’s Mental Wellbeing Reading List and give your mental health a boost!
    Location: Library Media Center
  • Chalk it up! Talk it up!
    Read up on stats, resources, and inspirational messages throughout sidewalks around campus!
    Location: Building C, D, & various locations
  • Inclusive Civil Rights Timeline
    Check out the DRC’s inclusive Civil Rights timeline of events which includes the fight for civil rights of disabled individuals, including mental health concerns.
    Location: Cafeteria

MONDAY

  • De-stress activities
    Come join the Counseling Center to de-stress by making bracelets, folding origami, mindful coloring, and much more.
    Location: Library Media Center
    Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

TUESDAY

  • Food for Mood
    Research is showing more and more connections between gut health and our brain health! Come learn about how what you eat can affect your mental health
    Location: Library Media Center
    Time: 12:30-1:30

THURSDAY

  • De-stress activities
    Come join the Counseling Center to de-stress by making bracelets, folding origami, mindful coloring, and much more.
    Location: North Campus, Room 1063
    Time: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

 

What do Mental Health Counselors do?

  • The counselors:
    • Are trained mental health professionals who assist students with a wide variety of personal life challenges and concerns that may be impacting academic performance;
    • Help students use their values and interests to explore college majors and career choices; and
    • Support students to maximize their personal, career, and educational potential.

Contact Academic Advising at 425 564 2212 advising@bellevuecollege.edu for questions about class scheduling/registration, degree options, university transfer, etc.

For Running Start or high school-related questions, email: chsprograms@bellevuecollege.edu.

New or prospective students, visit the Welcome Center website.

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 second floor of the Student Affairs building (B-Building)
  • Email us: askacounselor@bellevuecollege.edu (Email is not confidential)
    • 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 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

 What Languages do Counselors Speak?

  • Dr. Yu-ting Su, Fluent – Chinese/Mandarin
  • Ana Bravo, Fluent – Spanish
  • Kattie Dang, Fluent – Vietnamese

We can also work with you to find a counselor in the community who speaks your language.

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.
  • All interactions with a counselor 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.
  • All students will complete a brief informed consent and preliminary counseling paperwork. What, and how much of this paperwork you choose to complete is completely voluntary.
  • Read our FAQs for more information on what does the initial session look like?

Urgent Care

  • If you have an immediate health-related emergency, 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

Find information that offers ways to report a concern or to seek support