Counseling & Student Success

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Our Mission

As professional counselors, we educate and serve students to develop and achieve their academic, career and personal goals. We offer integral support to the campus mission through expertise in student/human development. We provide early intervention and response to complex student and campus needs.

What we offer

Everett Community College Counseling & Student Success (CSS) offers appointments for currently enrolled students or returning students with professional counselors for Career Counseling, Academic/Educational Counseling, Advising, and free short-term counseling, as well as referral to community resources to help students adjust to, cope with, and succeed in college.

CSS counselors are experienced and trained professionals that provide short-term holistic counseling. Counselors also teach Human Development courses on broad range of topics including: Career and Life Planning, Stress Management, Overcoming Math Anxiety, and Human Relations in the Workplace.

All CSS counselors are Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Sessions are confidential with the following exceptions: Personal files are released from this office only with your consent or under certain circumstances outlined in the RCW 18.19.180, Washington State's legislation governing confidential communications.


Counselors primarily advise undecided students and students majoring in Human Services. They also provide general transfer advising and informal transcript evaluation. If you know which degree you are obtaining, you may look up your faculty advisor to contact them directly.

Career Counseling and Assessment

Career counseling is available on an individual or group basis. Workshops and Human Development courses to help you clarify your goals, learn the career-planning process, interpret assessment results, and learn career research, decision-making, and job search skills.

Assessments enable you to identify your career interests, learning styles, and personality preferences. Often there is a small fee to cover the assessment costs.

Academic/Educational Counseling

Academic counseling is available for students who are on academic warning or are struggling in their classes and need suggestions for improvement.
Educational counseling includes setting educational goals, improving college success skills (time management, study skills, etc.), choosing a program of study, and/or transferring to another college or university.

Personal Counseling

Personal counseling issues include personal development and adjustment issues such as stress management, loss and grief, assertiveness training, conflict management, emotional stress, leadership skills, and interpersonal communication skills.

Counselors can also refer you to other on-campus and off-campus resources including community services and mental health agencies.

Urgent Counseling

Counselors can help if you are experiencing barriers that are immediately impacting your ability to be successful in school.