Mental Health Resources
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 mental health 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.
For more information download the College Counseling Advocacy Booklet.
Meet the Pierce College counseling staff.
Students in Distress
Compass Health has a comprehensive range of behavioral health programs serving children, youth, adults, and older adults from a variety of income levels and ethnic cultures. Clients may be experiencing a crisis, seeking assistance for an emotional or behavioral problem, have both a mental health problem and a chemical dependency problem, or be chronically mentally ill.
We also provide consultation, training and education services to other medical providers, law enforcement and correction facilities, corporate employers and the community at large.
Individual, Group and Family Counseling, Crisis Response Services, The Dean Brooks Psychiatric Clinic, Parenting Support and Child Development Resources, Culturally Sensitive and Relevant Services, Meeting Complex Needs, For Adults, For Older Adults, For Children and Youth, Groups and Classes, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Concerns, Rehabilitative Services, For Adults, For Youth, Housing,Inpatient Treatment,Employment Services, Chemical Dependency The Dean Brooks Psychiatric Clinic provides psychiatric evaluations, consultations, and medication management services for adults, children, and adolescents. Compass Health
Western Washington University offers free psychological counseling January - June
Beginning Jan. 9, graduate students in Western Washington University's psychology department will provide free counseling, under faculty supervision, for families and individuals. Western's Counseling Training Clinic has openings for families seeking counseling for a wide variety of family concerns. Appointments for families and couples are available from 4 pm to 6 pm Tuesday evenings. The clinic also has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents, and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.Counselors are trained to deal with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, family concerns, relationship difficulties, vocational choices, grieving, communication problems, parent-child conflicts and childhood issues. The clinic will be closed this Friday through Jan. Anyone interested in these services can call Lynn Grahm in the psychology department at 360-650-3184 and leave a confidential message with a contact phone number. Western Washington University's Department of Psychology.