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 someone to talk to.
In an effort to address the variety of needs of all its students: personal, emotional, and academic, Pierce College provides counseling services to enrolled students at each college: Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup, and off-site locations. Counseling services are free to enrolled students.
Faculty Counselors at the Ft. Steilacoom and Puyallup campuses are licensed mental health counselors for the state of Washington. They are trained to provide consultation with faculty, staff, and students; to provide short-term personal counseling; and to make appropriate referrals to community agencies. Faculty Counselors also provide a wide range of services, including crisis intervention and outreach presentations on issues common to college environment, such as time/stress management, eating disorders, alcohol/substance use/abuse, and relationship issues.
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