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photo of welcome centerCounseling - Helping you set and achieve your goals

  • Personal
  • Career
  • Academic

Need some support? Time to make a change? We're here to help!

Students Say:

"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."

“Very refreshing. Made me feel so much more positive. He was very encouraging. I will be seeing him again.”

It’s hard to focus on class work when you’re feeling overwhelmed in other areas of your life. Free, confidential counseling is available for TCC students. We’re trained to help in areas such as: Grief and loss; stress; veteran concerns; test anxiety; gender and sexuality; drug and alcohol issues; career planning; parenting and relationships; depression or anxiety; suicide, and other concerns.

Counseling Center Contact & Hours

Location: Building 7 – Feel free to drop by and make an appointment
Phone: 253.566.6091 or 253.566.5122 or 253.566.6061
Monday-Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
Friday 8 am - 4 pm


Professionally trained counselors are available to work with you in an atmosphere of mutual trust and confidentiality. All services, with the exception of vocational testing, are offered on a no-fee basis.

meet the counselors

Additional counseling resources:

  • SPRUCE Program
  • Veterans’ counselor
  • Substance abuse counseling and support group
  • Human Development classes

We are prepared to refer students to a variety of excellent services in the community when extensive counseling is indicated.

Staff and faculty who are seeking personal counseling services may contact our  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • The EAP is for State of Washington employees, other governmental entities, and their family members.  They're here to help you with personal or work-related problems that may be impacting your work performance.  EAP's compassionate professionals have many years of experience in helping people like you clarify issues and resolve them.

Crisis Lines

  • 24 hour Pierce County Crisis Line: 1.800.576.7764
  • 24 hour King County Crisis Line: 1.866.427.4747
  • United Way Helpline: 1.877.211.9274
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1.800.756.7273
  • Washington State Domestic Violence Helpline: 1.800.562.6025
  • 24 hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
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