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

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.

Location

The Counseling Center is located in the Administration Offices. When you come, just let the receptionist know that you want to see a counselor or have an appointment with a counselor. If you have questions or need more information, contact the Counseling Center at kwidmer[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.

Hospitals

  • Evergreen Hospital: (425) 899-1000, 12040
  • Fairfax Hospital: 1-800-435-7221, 10200
  • Harborview Medical Center Emergency Medicine: (206) 744-3074
  • Overlake Hospital: (425) 688-5000, (425) 688-5211 (physician referral line)
  • Swedish Medical Center: (425) 640-4981 (Mental Health Intake)

Alcohol/Drugs

  • Alcohol/Drug Helpline (available daily from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm)
    (206) 722-3700
  • 24-hour Alcohol/Drug Helpline
    (800) 234-0420

General Mental Health Issues

Grief and Loss

  • Evergreen Healthcare
    (425) 899-1077
  • Overlake Hospital Services
    (425) 688-5127

Suicidal Thoughts/Crises

Violence and Abuse

  • King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (24-hr)
    (800) 825-7273
  • Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
    (206) 521-1800
  • Eastside Domestic Violence Program
    (425) 746-1940
  • Washington Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline
    (800) 562-6025