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Counseling

We are here for you

TCC’s Counseling Department offers online and in-person counseling sessions, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm.

All online counseling sessions will be offered using a telehealth platform called "Doxy.me." This HIPPA and FERPA compliant program (similar to "FaceTime" or "Skype") will allow us to provide you with confidential counseling. 

All in-person counseling sessions will be conducted in building 7- The Counseling & Advising Center.   

About us

We all face challenges and obstacles in college and in life. You may have moments that are not easy to talk about. Perhaps you’re struggling academically, navigating personal relationships, or you may be living with mental health concerns. It can seem like you’re the only one struggling with these issues: but you are not. At Tacoma Community College we have a counseling team that cares deeply about your growth and success, and we are here to support you.

Check out our Overview of Counseling + Wellness Services Video to answer some basic questions about counseling services at TCC.

"The counselor was great. I felt very comfortable with her. She encouraged me. I felt that she really could understand my point of view. Overall, I am very happy and glad I was able to meet her." --TCC Student

Free and confidential help

It’s difficult to focus on school when you’re feeling overwhelmed in other areas of your life. All TCC students can access free and confidential counseling services from our trained staff in areas such as:

  • Academic + Career Anxiety
  • Anxiety + Depression
  • Stress + Loneliness + Identity
  • Indecisions + Planning
  • Grief + Loss
  • Relationships
  • Transitional Support
  • Drugs + Alcohol
  • Career Planning
  • Veteran Concerns
  • Suicide + Self-harm
  • Other...

Prior to the first meeting, you will receive an email with the next steps for accessing your appointment (whether in person or with our online platform Doxy.me), as well as links to our online confidentiality and informed consent forms, which will provide us with critical contact information to best serve you.

We are unable to provide counseling services to TCC students who live outside the state of Washington due to telehealth restrictions, and licensing requirements. 

If you are in need of out of state referrals, please email tccpersonalcounseling@tacomacc.edu. You can also consult with your insurance provider’s directory, or visit the following websites to find a counselor in your area. 

 

Scheduling an Appointment

 If you are a student continuing sessions: please email your counselor directly using the links below.

Otherwise to create your first new counseling appointment, you can schedule using the Counseling's Microsoft Bookings page.

You may also choose to contact the Counseling Center Staff Email: tccpersonalcounseling@tacomacc.edu.

You can also schedule a counseling appointment by visiting the Counseling and Advising Center, in building 7, or by calling 253-566-5122.

Alternatively, you can schedule a Counseling appointment by connecting to the Advising Center Zoom Lobby during their hours, and requesting to schedule with a counselor.

Once your information is received, you will be contacted within 1-2 business days* and provided with the counseling session paperwork. At that time, we will also deliver next steps for accessing your counseling appointment.

*Emails received on weekends and/or holidays may not be reviewed for up to 72-hours.

 

Meet Our Team

Counseling group pictureAll of our counselors are professionally trained, and college faculty.

 Meet Our Counselors

 

 

Nigeria Bell

Department Chair, Counselor

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More Counseling and Crisis Resources

 

 

Assistance for staff and faculty

Personal counseling services for staff and faculty is available through TCC’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which can help with personal or work-related problems that may be impacting work performance.

Contact EAP