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Welcome to the Counseling Center!

***Counseling Center closed Friday March 27th****

Starting Wednesday, March 18th, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Bellevue College mental health counseling sessions will be conducted remotely via the internet or phone. The Counseling Center is implementing this change in order to help protect your and the community’s physical health and safety.

To Schedule an Appointment:

  •  Submit an Online Appointment Request: https://bellevuecollege-cc.titaniumhwc.com/Hwc/
    • Step 1: Complete the ‘Mental Health Counseling Appointment Request’ form.
    • Step 2: Complete the ‘Intake/Demographics’ form.
    • Step 3: Complete the ‘Informed Consent – Telemental Health’ form.
    • Once your information is received, the Counseling Center staff will contact you within 1-2 business days to confirm the appointment.
    • Your information may not be reviewed for up to 72-hours due to weekends and/or holidays.

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.

 

Feeling overwhelmed by the what’s going on in the world? 

Click Here for Mental Health Resources on Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 Mental Health 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.).
  • Submit an Online Appointment Request: https://bellevuecollege-cc.titaniumhwc.com/Hwc/
    • Complete the ‘Mental Health Counseling Appointment Request’ form.
    • Once your information is received, the Counseling Center staff will contact you within 1-2 business days to confirm the appointment.

 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