Dedicated to your Well-Being

Dedicated to your Well-Being

The decision to seek professional help is often a very difficult one. It does require some risk and maybe a lot of courage to share your story with a professional. We understand this. But whatever your motivations for seeking help, we will do our best to support during your college career at OC. 

Counselors are licensed professionals who provide individual counseling to students dealing with life challenges. They also provide guidance to students exploring career options and creating academic goals that align with personal values.

Connect with A Counselor

To schedule an appointment, email Counseling Services and provide the following:

  1. Describe your situation briefly.
  2. Provide your name and student ID number.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact

Contact Counseling Services to schedule an appointment with a Counselor. 

Hours

Mon - Thu: 9 am - 4 pm

Fri: 9 am - noon

Counseling Services is open for appointments remotely (Zoom/online) and in-person. Masks may be required for in-person appointments.

Crisis Prevention Information

Crisis Prevention Information

We are committed to your well-being. See below for a list of resources and phone numbers if you or someone you know needs immediate assistance. 

Our Services

Counseling Services provides targeted and timely services to help ensure our students get the resources and support you need to be successful. Click on a tile to learn more, or email Counseling Services to schedule an appointment. 

Meet the Counselors

Meet the Counselors

Counseling Services is staffed by professional counselors who are licensed in Washington state. Counselors are 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 have their own approaches to counseling depending on the unique needs and experiences of each student. The number of sessions are limited based on the student's goals and scope of practice of the counselors. Referral to outside resources may become necessary.

Confidentiality

Laws & Exceptions

The American Psychological Association Code of Ethics and Washington state law consider the personal information you discuss in counseling to be confidential. This means that no record of counseling is made on an academic transcript, and that information regarding your counseling is not released without your written permission, unless otherwise indicated by law as noted below. 

If you want someone else to be informed that you have received services at Counseling Services, you must sign a specific authorization to disclose information. Electronic records are kept of your appointments. Information about your contact with Counseling Services will not be shared with others outside Counseling Services without your written consent, except in specific circumstances described below: 

  • If there is imminent danger to the health and safety of yourself or another person including counselors;
  • The information involves the abuse or neglect of a child (under 18 years) or vulnerable adult. Counselors are required to report such incidents to proper authorities;
  • You bring charges against your counselor, and/or Olympic College;
  • We receive a court order for your records. 

If the college is required to release information regarding your counseling, we will discuss the situation with you before we proceed, unless there is a very strong reason not to.