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Counseling Services

Counseling Services
Solutions Through Insight

OUR MISSION

Counseling Services is dedicated to promoting the health and 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.

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 investigation 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.  

Counselors offer workshops quarterly and visit classes to discuss a variety of topics including test anxiety, stress management, career exploration, etc. They provide consultation services to faculty and staff on matters concerning student success.  Additional resources i.e., classroom management and information on how to help students in distress is also available for faculty and staff.

Students' persistence and success are enhanced when students connect with their professors and classmates, balance their academic responsibilities 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:

  • Personal Counseling (Express deep concerns in a safe space, explore solutions, identify resources, etc.)
  • Academic Advising (Explore areas of study, create educational plans, review transfer process, etc.)
  • Academic Intervention (Assess study skills, explore resources, develop support and goals, etc.)
  • Career Counseling (Complete assessments, conduct research, explore majors/programs, etc.)
  • High School Completion (Explore alternatives: GED, HS21+, and High School Adult Diploma.)

 

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

Visit the Advising and Counseling Center for answers: HSS203.

 

(Links provided do not constitute an endorsement.)

Outside Resources

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are worried about someone right now and would like help on knowing what to do:

  • Dial 911
  • Campus Safety, 360.475.7600
  • Counseling Services 360.475.7530 (All campuses)

 Local Resources

National Resources

QPR Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer 

 

Get connected to Student Life Programs

  • Bremer Student Center (BSC)
  • Campus Life Cameras
  • Fitness Center
  • Multicultural and Student Programs
  • Residence Life
  • Student Clubs
  • Student Government of Olympic College

Speak with an OC Counselor (360.475.7530)