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We are here to support you. 


The Counseling and Wellness Center is committed to offering proactive and holistic mental health opportunities that are accessible, collaborative, and innovative in addressing student wellness needs. These services are rooted in respect, compassion, social justice


The vision of the Counseling and Wellness Center is to enhance the overall wellness and mental health of our students across identities and experiences. We create space where students feel supported as their full selves to find success as they define it. 

What We Do:

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

At Tacoma Community College we have a Counseling Team that cares deeply about your growth and success, and we are here to support you.

The TCC Counseling Team: 

  • Provides online and in person individual counseling services
    • Personal and Mental Health Counseling
    • Career Counseling
    • Academic Counseling & Support
  • Facilitates Mental Health Groups
  • Facilitates Workshops and Presentations related to Mental Health, Wellness, and College Success
  • Teaches in Human Development (HD) Courses for credit

Services are Provided:

  • Online and In Person Individual Counseling Services are offered Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm.
  • All online counseling sessions will be offered using a telehealth platform called "" 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 on campus in Building 7- The Counseling & Advising Center. You'll check in at the Front Desk and your Counselor will come get you
  • Workshops, groups, and other offerings will be noted type of facilitation and location

Student Testimonials:

"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

TCC Counseling provides free and confidential help to all students.

We all face challenges and obstacles in college and in life. You may have moments that are not easy to talk about such as personal challenges, mental health diagnoses, relational concerns, academic struggles, and career indecision. It’s difficult to focus on school when you’re feeling overwhelmed in other areas of your life. It can seem like you're the only one struggling with these issues, but you are not. 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, 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 or referrals outside of TCC, please email 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

NOTE: Beginning Friday August 18th, TCC Counseling will be temporarily unavailable due to a break in the quarter. Counseling Services will resume September 25th for Fall Quarter 2023. **

Please use the TCC Counseling Bookings page if you'd like to schedule an appointment using the online system. If this is your first appointment, please select the "Initial appointment" within the Bookings page.

If you know the specific counselor you would like to schedule with, you may email your counselor directly using the links below.

You may also choose to contact the Counseling Center Staff Email:

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

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



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

Report a Concern

Report student conduct code violations, behavior concerns, accessibility concerns, and equity/Title IX grievances at TCC