Personal Counseling

Bellevue College Faculty Counselors provide an affirmative and confidential environment that allows students to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with a professional counselor. We are committed to supporting all students reach their academic and personal goals and are committed to advocating for the holistic health of all BC students. We work with each student using cultural sensitivity and competence, and advocate for students to take empowered steps towards positive self-growth and academic success.

The BC  Faculty Counselors are Masters-level counselors, licensed mental health counselors, psychologists, and graduate trainees and our services are provided free of charge to all BC students. We do not offer counseling services for BC employees, but we can provide work-related consultations and referrals. Appointments are 50 minutes in length. At the first intake meeting we will provide an assessment of your needs. You and your counselor will collaboratively decide on the best course of action depending on your needs and the counselor’s professional judgment.

Some of the issues that students seek counseling for include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger
  • Abuse (physical, emotional and psychological)
  • Cultural conflicts
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Handling a crisis
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self-Esteem

Referrals

Our counselors can recommend and refer you to community resources should your concerns require long term or specialized care. Please also check out the resource link on the navigation bar for additional information. If this is an immediate health-related emergency, please call 911 or Campus Safety at 425 564 2400.  If this is a mental-health crisis, call the Crisis Clinic 24-hour crisis line at (206) 461-3222.

Last Updated March 5, 2019