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Counseling Services

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Counseling Services is dedicated to promoting the emotional well-being of students by recognizing individuality, diversity and the person's inherent ability to manage everyday challenges and achieve life goals.


Counselors are licensed professionals who provide personal counseling, career counseling, academic advising and high school completion.  They have their own approach depending on the unique experiences of students. They provide consultation services to faculty and staff on matters concerning student success. You will find additional resources for faculty and staff.

Counselors offer workshops quarterly and visit classes to discuss a variety of topics including test anxiety, stress management, career exploration, etc. 

Counselors are members of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) where students, faculty and staff are able to report their concerns regarding a student who is experiencing emotional distress, may be suicidal, who you suspect may be struggling with addiction, or demonstrating other behavioral concerns like disruptive or acting in a potentially unsafe manner.  The BIT initiates an intivestigation to determine the best response to address the needs of all those directly impacted.

Counselors are also key members of the Early Alert Team which is a program designed to connect students and instructors with campus resources during the first weeks of the quarter.  The EA system is used  by instructors to notify our EA Team about students who may be struggling academically or exhibiting behaviors that may negatively affect academic progress.  Once notified, someone on EA Team will attempt to contact and work with the student to improve their academic performance and their opportunity for success.  

Students' persistence and success are enhanced when students connect with their professors and classmates, balance their academic reponsibilities with other roles, create a clear educational path, learn how to learn and ask for help when needed.

Learn more about the Counselors and their personal approaches.

View links related to services provided by the Counselors:

 

Email or call to schedule an appointment: 360.475.7530AdvisingCenter@olympic.edu.

Visit the Advising and Counseling Center for answers: HSS203.

 

(Links provided do not constitute an endorsement.)

Outside Resources

Connect to Campus Resources

  • Counseling Services 360.475.7530 (All campuses and online)
  • If in a crisis dial 911 or visit the Advising and Counseling Center, HSS203, Bremerton campus 
  • Get connected to Student Life Programs
  • Associated Students of Olympic College
  • Bremer Student Center (BSC)
  • Campus Life Cameras
  • Fitness Center
  • Multicultural and Student Programs
  • Residence Life
  • Student Clubs

Local Resources

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 hours) 800.273.TALK (8255)

Hopeline An Online Crisis Network 800.784.2433

Suicide Awareness: Be the Difference! 

Speak with an OC Counselor (360.475.7530)

  • Offender & Ex-Offender Resources (Washington Employment Security)
  • Reentry Myth Busters (fact sheets intended to clarify existing federal policies that affect formerly incarcerated individuals and their families)
  • Assistance for People with Felons in Washington State (he federal government has taken steps to assist ex-felon to find employment in Washington.)
  • Washington Employment (Find jobs, housing, federal programs, and help for felons in Washington.)
  • Companies that hire felons and ex-convicts (Here is a list of companies known to hire ex-cons and felons in addition to their regular new hires.)