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We are here for you

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, Tacoma Community College mental health sessions are conducted remotely via an internet platform called This HIPPA and FERPA compliant program (similar to "FaceTime" or "Skype") will allow us to provide you with confidential counseling. 

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.

"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 using, 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 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:

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 and your counseling appointment.

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.

*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.



Nigeria Bell

Department Chair, Counselor


More Counseling and Crisis Resources



Contact Counseling

Scheduling Availability

Monday - Thursday

9AM - 6PM

Closed on weekends and holidays


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