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The Counseling Office is here to provide you with a safe and supportive environment as you pursue your education at CPTC. Counseling staff strive to provide a positive, and inclusive space to work through the various challenges students encounter in life. We prioritize your success, health, and overall well-being. Our licensed and license eligible Mental Health Counselors offer free services to current CPTC students. 

CPTC Counselors provide the following services:

  • Individual Counseling: Short term mental/behavioral health counseling to learn strategies, manage symptoms and build skills. While students may seek counseling for a variety of reasons, some short term topics might include:
    • Managing emotions/thoughts
    • Balancing work, school, and life
    • Time management
    • Advocacy
  • Crisis services: Support for challenges that are urgent and need immediate assistance.  Some examples include:
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Harm to self or others
    • Death of a loved one
    • Assaultive behaviors
    • Psychological distress
  • Connection to community: Help navigating more long-term support options in the community as needed.  
  • Workshops/presentations: Work with faculty for in-class presentations, or individual consultations on a variety of behavioral health topics.

Note: For mental health emergencies, contact the Pierce County Crisis Line at 1-800-576-7764 or call 911.

Counseling services are by appointment. Please call 253-589-5548 for availability and to set up an appointment.

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