Life happens inside and outside the classroom. Sometimes this can cause problems for students in either or both spheres. Counseling can help students sort through their difficulties and figure out what they can do to improve their situations. This might be learning about resources on- or off-campus, or identifying how one’s strengths can be put to use, or just having the opportunity to talk to someone.
In an effort to address the variety of needs — personal, emotional and academic — of all its students, Pierce College faculty counselors provide short-term counseling services to enrolled students free of charge.
Faculty counselors are licensed mental health counselors for the state of Washington. Faculty counselors provide a wide range of services, including crisis intervention and presentations on issues common to the college environment, such as time/stress management, suicidality, eating disorders, alcohol/substance use/abuse, and relationship issues. Faculty counselors can also provide consultation to staff and faculty regarding students of concern.