Welcome to the Counseling Center at DigiPen! This page provides you with a brief overview of the services that we offer to DigiPen students.

Immediate Crises

If you have an immediate crisis, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. You can also contact the Crisis Line (Crisis Clinic of Seattle) toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 4-CRISIS or (866) 427-4747.


ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, Internet-based resource created by the Jed Foundation where college students can search for information regarding mental health, suicide prevention, and emotional well-being. In addition, students can take a mental health screening, ask questions, find answers, and seek help for themselves or for someone else.

ULifeline is designed specifically for college students. It's free, confidential and anonymous, and easily accessible 24/7.

What's on DigiPen's ULifeline site?

  • Self Evaluator
    The Self Evaluator is a screening tool designed to assist students find out whether they, or a friend, are at risk for depression, suicide, and several other disorders, including alcohol and drug dependence, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • The FACTS
    This mental health reference library provides quality, user-friendly information that has been reviewed and approved by leading medical experts.
  • Wellness
    In the Wellness section, students can learn more about cultivating a healthy lifestyle – with tips on improving sleep, exercise and diet; managing stress, and so much more.
  • Help a Friend
    The Help a Friend section describes the warning signs for depression and suicide, includes information regarding how to help a friend, and lists resources for additional assistance.
  • Get Help Now
    When you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, the Get Help Now section lists suicide prevention and intervention telephone and chat resources that provides assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.

Short-Term Individual Counseling

The Counseling Center at DigiPen offers short-term individual counseling services to DigiPen students. We work with students struggling with a variety of personal issues. Here are some common concerns:

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Homesickness or isolation
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism
  • Grief and loss
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anger management
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Becoming more assertive
  • Concerns about a friend
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Sexual orientation or identity
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Improving communication skills
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma (physical or sexual abuse)
  • Referrals to off-campus community resources
  • Other unique issues specific to each person!

To schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center at (425) 629-5015.  If no one is available, please leave a voicemail message with your phone number and your call will be returned as soon as possible.


The Counseling Center is located in the Administration Offices area on the second floor. To make an appointment, ask questions or need more information, contact the Counseling Center at counseling[at]digipen[dot]edu or (425) 629-5015.

Office Hours

The counseling center is open during Fall and Spring semesters and closed during breaks.  Appointments can be made Monday through Friday.

Students are welcome to drop-in, as long as their visits do not conflict with previously scheduled appointments.

Note: The Counseling Center is not the best resource for all problems and situations. We provide services in keeping with DigiPen's goals (student academic success), within our business hours, and in keeping with the structure of the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center does not provide services for those needing long-term intensive psychological treatment, substance-abuse treatment, 24-hour-on-call availability, or whose treatment has been mandated by the legal system or an employer. In these instances we will make appropriate referrals.

Counseling Center Staff

Off-Campus Resources

Important Note: This list is for informational purposes only. DigiPen Counseling Center does not endorse any of the organizations listed on this page. The people seeking services are responsible to obtain the most up-to-date and specific information about their selected service providers. DigiPen Counseling Center is not responsible for services received or fees quoted at any of the organizations listed on this page.

General Mental Health Issues

  • ULifeline: An anonymous, confidential, Internet-based resource created by the Jed Foundation where college students can search for information regarding mental health, suicide prevention, and emotional well-being. In addition, students can take a mental health screening, ask questions, find answers, and seek help for themselves or for someone else.
  • Go Ask Alice!: Columbia University's Health Q&A Internet Service
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America: The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders.
  • King County Mental Health Services: Publicly funded mental health services to low-income people in need.
  • Samaritan Center of Puget Sound: Provides counseling and mental health services for those with extremely limited incomes, and offers supervision and training for therapists who have completed their academic training and are working toward state licensure.


  • Alcohol/Drug Helpline: Provides 24/7 treatment helpline - (206) 722-3700
  • National Helpline for Substance Abuse: A free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
  • AA Meetings: Directory that lists all Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held in the Greater Seattle Area.

Loss and Grief

  • GriefNet: Internet community of people dealing with grief, death, and major loss.
  • The Compassionate Friends: Provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
  • Grief: Coping with the loss of your loved one: An article with tips to deal with grief from the American Psychological Association.

Suicidal Thoughts/Crises

  • Crisis Clinic of King County: 24/7 suicide prevention hotline - (206) 461-3222
  • King County Crisis Services: Offers services for people who are in a behavioral health crisis - (206) 461-3222; Toll-free: (866) 4-CRISIS / (866) 427-4747; TDD: (206) 461-3219
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 1-800-273-8255
  • Lifeline Crisis Chat: Available within the United States and territories from 2pm to 2am Eastern Time seven days a week.

Violence and Abuse

Academic Help

Low-Cost Health Clinics

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