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Welcome to the Counseling Center!

Academic Advising 425 564 2212 or https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/advising/ for questions about class scheduling/registration, degree options, university transfer, etc.
Running Start (high school-related questions), email: chsprograms@bellevuecollege.edu.
New or prospective students, visit the Welcome Center website: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/welcome/.

Academic Probation, Restriction, Dismissal: Email ssi@bellevuecollege.edu or visit https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/id-3200p/  

Make an Appointment

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Bellevue College mental health counseling sessions will be conducted remotely via the internet or phone. You may experience a longer than normal delay with responses due to staffing shortages. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

To Schedule a Remote Appointment:

Curious what a Remote Appointment Looks Like?

If this is a personal crisis, please contact the free King County 24-hour crisis line at 206-461-2222 (http://crisisclinic.org/find-help/crisis-line/) or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255. If this is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

  • For students residing outside of the State of Washington, the counselors can only provide consultation, resource, and referral services.
  • For faculty and staff wanting to consult regarding a student concern, please contact the Counseling Center at 425-564-5747 to schedule an appointment.
  • For faculty and staff, desiring counseling services, please contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

Multilingual Videos About the BC Counseling Center:

Questions about Academic Standing?
If you have questions about your Academic Standing (Academic Probation, Restriction, Dismissal etc.) please email: ssi@bellevuecollege.edu.

Virtual Quad Gathering:

  • Want to make more connections with others from the BC community? Missing the casual and supportive conversations that happens spontaneously when you were on campus?
    • Come join the BC Counseling Center and the BC Library for Virtual Quad Gatherings! The Virtual Quad is a space for casual conversation, connections, and mutual support.
    • Meetings start with a game to get to know each other and to have fun! The conversation will depend on who shows up and what participants want to talk about, but might include what you are doing for fun during the lockdown; what challenges you are dealing with in your classes, at home and in your relationships; and ways you are managing your stress and coping.
      • Who: Anyone from the BC community
      • What: Join in casual and supportive conversations while playing games and having fun
      • When: Every other Fridays at 1:30 PM (10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4)
      • Where: Teams Conference ID 745 120 622#
      • For technical issues, contact Kattie Dang (kattie.dang@bellevuecollege.edu) for assistance.

 

Psychological Toll of Racism and Self-Care Resources

Covid-19 Resources

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.

 What Languages do Counselors Speak?

  • Dr. Yu-ting Su, Fluent – Chinese/Mandarin
  • Jiwoo Park, Fluent – Korean
  • 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