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Counseling/Career Services

Is Counseling for Me?

Some students seek counseling during a period of crisis in their lives, but you do not need to have a major problem before coming to the Center. Counseling involves expressing your concerns, questions, and feelings and identifying ways to handle them. Counselors are trained professionals who can help you sort out your confusion, make wise decisions, and change behaviors or patterns that interfere with your goals.

Counselors will help you identify resources you already have, look at problems from a new perspective, and assist you in developing skills and understanding to guide you toward your own solutions. Problems often mentioned by students that affect school or work include:


  • Determining whether you should go to school or just get a job
  • Deciding if you should stay in school
  • Anxiety about graduation and future employability
  • Identifying classes needed to upgrade current skills


  • Identifying interests and abialities
  • Exploring educational options
  • Developing employable skills
  • Re-training
  • Coping with loss of a job
  • Decision making


  • Worrying too much
  • Shyness, loneliness
  • Confusion and uncertainty
  • Lack of assertiveness
  • Relationship problems
  • Time management problems
  • Addictive behaviors, such as alcohol/drugs, overeating, smoking, Internet
  • Coping with stress
  • Managing anger
  • Communicating effectively
  • Balancing school, work and family
  • Dealing with perfectionism and other unrealistic expectations
  • Dealing with anxiety or depression
  • Independence - separation from parents
  • Social concerns
  • School concerns - study skills, difficulty in classes

Counseling/Career Center

Student Center Building
(next to Bookstore)
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday

For appointment, call:

(360) 736-9391, ext. 265
Toll-free from Olympia:
753-3433, ext. 265