Welcome to the Counseling Center!
What do Counselors Do?
Counselors assist students with a wide variety of personal life challenges or any other concerns that may be impacting academic performance. Counselors also explore college majors and career choices with students, based on their interests and values. Counselors also work with students to 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?
Faculty Counselors can be reached through the Counseling Front Desk at (425) 564-5747. You may either call us or stop by the front desk in person on the 2nd floor of the Student Services building (B-Building) to make an appointment. If you email a counselor please email only one counselor. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response from an individual counselor if you send an email during regular business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
Hours of Operation
We schedule appointments Monday – Friday from 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 students move towards their goals. We know that it can sometimes be scary to meet with someone you don’t know to talk about concerns. 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. It is ok to be nervous!
All interactions with a counselor, including everything students discuss and even appointments that are made, are confidential. This means that counselors ethically 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 BIT
Click here to find information that offers ways to report a concern or to seek support.
Free student success workshops offered through the Counseling and Academic Success Center