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Welcome to the Student Counseling Center website. The staff of the SCC are dedicated to student well-being and providing services collaboratively with compassion, respect, and sensitivity to students' unique challenges and cultural backgrounds.

The SCC is staffed by Masters and Doctoral level professional licensed counselors, a registered dietitian, Professional Graduate Student Interns (in a professional Masters program) and Professional Counseling Externs (recently graduated from a professional Masters program) who provide counseling assessments, referrals, brief therapy, relational counseling, nutritional counseling and more.


The SCC provides mental health and nutritional counseling for undergraduate students at SPU, free of charge.  We are located in Watson Hall and are open every Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm with later evening and Saturday appointments available.  Questions?  Contact (206) 281-2657

To make an appointment please come into the SCC Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and schedule with the administrative team.

  • For SPU graduate students: we are available for professional referrals to various community-based services, therapists, or organizations. Many of these mental health professionals are committed to reducing their fees for enrolled SPU students.
  • For a guide to locating a therapist as well as community resources Click HERE
  • For additional assistance in locating appropriate resources you may also call and request to speak to a Student Counseling Center therapist.






If this is an immediate health-related emergency, call 911 or Campus Security at 281-2911.  If this is a mental-health crisis, call the Crisis Clinic 24-hour crisis line at (206) 461-3222.



Please review the rest of our website to learn about the many services provided by the Student Counseling Center.


What We Provide
The Student Counseling Center offers a variety of services to SPU undergraduate students:

  • Counseling Assessment: This is where services begin.  Sit down with a caring counselor and better understand your issues and the programs at the SCC and in the community that can best meet your needs.
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Referrals to mental-health and social-service providers in the community
  • One-on-One Mental-Health Counseling Services
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Eating Disorder Treatment Program: involving a coordinated counseling, nutritional, and medical approach
  • Relationship Counseling: couple, pre-marital, marital, family, roommate, friends.
  • Group Counseling: including a women's group, a men's group, and a managing your emotions group
  • In collaboration with SPU Health Services, provide evaluations for psychiatric medication
  • Consultation for SPU parents, faculty, and staff regarding student mental health
  • Education / Prevention / Special Events



Our office is located in Watson Hall on the first floor. Follow the steps up into Watson Hall (off of Bertona Street), past Health Services, and into our office.



If you are in crisis, please immediately call 911 or 2911 if you are on campus.  You may also call the Seattle 24-hour Crisis Line at 1-866-4-CRISIS or go to any hospital emergency room.  Please see our Resources page for other options.



We are open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, but stop taking new client intakes at 4:30pm. We are also open by appointment only from 5-8pm Tuesdays-Thursdays and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.



Student Counseling Center

Seattle Pacific University

353 West Bertona (physical)

3307 3rd Ave. West, Ste. 118

Seattle, WA 98119-1922


206.378.5030 (fax)




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