ALL students deserve to learn in an environment that is supportive & friendly, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Counseling Services is a welcoming & safe place for straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) students at Olympic College.
Counseling is available at no cost to current Olympic College students. Counseling Services is staffed by professional counselors who are registered by the State of Washington and have various professional credentials. Each counselor has his/her own approach to counseling depending on the issues presented.
Please understand counseling services are available to current students on a short-term basis. You may find that there are simple answers to your problems after talking to a counselor. We can help you identify resources when faced with very difficult problems. Below are the types of issues students have shared with us:
- Academic Performance
- Alcohol & other Drug Use
- Domestic Violence
- Grief and loss
- Low Self-Esteem
- Panic & Anxiety
- Relationship Problems
- Relaxation Techniques
- Test Anxiety
The Counseling Center does not release information to college administrators or faculty, to parents, family members, or to outside agencies without your written authorization. Exceptions to confidentiality, as required by Washington State law, is for the counselor to report suspected cases of child or elder abuse/neglect, suicide, or homicide. If we believe you or someone is in imminent danger, we will involve other authorities to assist us in keeping everyone safe.
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